CHINESE MOTORCYCLE PRODUCTION & SALES - JANUARY TO MAY STATS
July 10 2015.


Statistics for January to May 2015, reveal a slight fall in sales within the Chinese motorcycle industry. Overall sales of motorcycles fell by 7.68 per cent year on year to a mere 7,914,200 units.


From January to May 2015, the total production and sales of the Chinese motorcycle industry remained in slight decline. From an overall perspective, production and sales of the traditional motorcycle models in the domestic market dropped significantly, while scooters and large-displacement motorcycles presented a rising tendency. Export also decreased.

In the first five months, industry-wide output and sales of motorcycles fell by 7.84 per cent and 7.68 per cent year on year respectively to 7,879,600 and 7,914,200 units.

The output and sales of two-wheeled motorcycles fell by 8.55 per cent and 8.3 per cent year on year to 6,964,600 and 7,009,600 units. The output and sales of three-wheeled motorcycles fell by 2.06 per cent and 2.58 per cent year on year to 915,000 and 904,700 units. From January to May, the industry-wide motorcycle sales-output ratio is 100.44 per cent, increasing by 0.17 per cent compared with the same period of last year.

From January to May, the output and sales of standard motorcycles decreased by 11.25 per cent and 11.19 per cent year on year to 4,169,900 and 4,171,200 units; the output and sales of scooters increased by 6.29 per cent and 6.33 per cent year on year to 1,330,000 and 1,337,800 units.

As the recreational market develops rapidly, production of the large-displacement models experienced growth. From January to May, the output and sales of motorcycles larger than 400cc increased by 217.18 per cent and 208.06 per cent to respectively 17,000 and 16,000 units.