May a down month for JAMA members

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association reported that motorcycle production and exports were down slightly in May among the big four: Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and Kawasaki.

The companies produced 124,641 units in May, down nearly 1,000 units, or 0.7 percent, from the same month of the previous year. It was the second consecutive month production numbers dropped.

Exports were recorded at 72,240 units for May, a decrease of 11 percent compared with the same month of the previous year. This is the first decrease of exports after four months of upturn.

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