JAMA: Decreased production and exports in January

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association reported motorcycle production and export decreases for the first month of the year, according to statistics released Feb. 27. The association’s four major members are Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha.

For January, motorcycle production was down 20.2 percent compared to January 2007, to 114,214 units. It is a production decrease on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

Exports in January 2008 hit 106,746 units, down 6.3 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. January was the fourth consecutive month exports have fallen.

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