JAMA REPORTS INCREASED EXPORTS BUT REDUCED DOMESTIC SALES
October 27th 2004. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) has reported increased motorcycle exports for the first half of the fiscal year 2004, compared to the same period last year.

Total exports (fiscal year to date)
For the period April through September, 2004, Japan has exported motorcycles and parts worth $2,634.61 million. This represents an increase of $427.98 million or 19.4 per cent compared to the same period in 2003. In terms of numbers of machines, exports are up by 49,655 units or 9.9 per cent.

Exports for September 2004
September also fared well, compared to the same month last year. A total of 110,101 units were sold, which is an increase of 14,909 units or 15.7 per cent compared to September 2003.

Domestic sales for September 2004
Domestic sales have not proved so encouraging. 74,560 units were sold in September, which represents a decrease of 18.4 per cent compared to the same month last year.

Domestic sales (fiscal year to date)
For the first half of the fiscal year (April through September, 2004), domestic sales are down by 9.9 per cent compared to last year.

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