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Brazil Production: 712,000 Units in Six Months

Brazil's production of motorized two-wheelers in June totaled 117,922 units, up 2.5 percent from production in June 2005, said Brazil's Association of the Manufacturers of Motorcycles, Mopeds, Bicycles and Similars (Abraciclo).
Brazil, the fifth largest motorcycle market in the world, has four main motorcycle companies manufacturing there: Honda, Kasinski, Sundown and Yamaha.
Abraciclo said a total of 103,189 units were sold domestically in June - up 3.8 percent from sales in June 2005 - and 20,213 units were exported.
The four manufacturers produced 711,970 two-wheelers in Brazil during the first six months of the year. Domestic two-wheeler sales totaled 628,133 units for the six-month period.
A record 1.21 million two-wheelers were sold in Brazil in 2005, up 14.8 percent compared to sales of 1.05 million units in 2004.
An estimated 186.1 million people live in Brazil, which has an area slightly smaller than the United States.

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