JAMA production increases, exports down

Following five months of decreased production, Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association members have reported an upturn in motorcycle output for August over the same month of the previous year, the organization reported Sept. 28.

The same can’t be said for the group’s exports, however, which were down for the fourth month in a row.

Motorcycle production in August was recorded as 135,522 units. Compared with the 130,859 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a 3.6 percent increase.

Motorcycle exports for the month were recorded at 67,234 units. Compared with the 83,000 units total recorded for August 2006, this is a 19 percent decrease. The decrease follows a 20-percent drop over the previous year for the month of July.

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