JAMA reports a down year for production, exports

After up and down numbers throughout the year, the end result for motorcycle production and exports for the Japanese Automobile Manufacturer Association is a single-digit loss compared to 2007, according to a JAMA report Jan. 30. Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha all report to the association.

Motorcycle production for calendar year 2007 stood at 1,676,097 units, down 5.4 percent compared with the previous year. It is the second consecutive year JAMA members have collectively posted a production decrease.

Exports for 2007 ended at 1,232,796 units, down 7.6 percent compared to the previous year. The export decrease was the first after four years of upturns.

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