Motorcycle exports up 71%

14 de julho de 2016

São Paulo – Brazil exported 31,134 motorcycles in H1, an increase of 70.7% over the same period of last year, reported this Thursday (14) by the Brazilian Association of Motorcycle, Moped and Bicycle Manufacturers (Abraciclo). The growth was driven by the recovery of the Argentinian market, according to the association.

Argentina was, by far, the main destination of exports in the first six months of 2016, followed by Colombia, Australia and the United States, according to data from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC).

In June alone, 7,657 units were shipped, up 36.6% over May and 39.8% over June of last year.

However, the domestic market is in a downturn. From January to June, the country produced 464,357 motorcycles, a decrease of 33.4% over the same period of 2015. Wholesale (to dealers) totaled 452,368 units, a decline of 31.4% in the same comparison.

In H1 2016, 469,581 motorcycles were registered, which reflects the number of retail sales, a decline of 26.8% over H1 2015.

“With the exception of external sales, the semester’s result was weaker than anticipated by the two-wheel industry”, said Abraciclo’s president, Marcos Fermanian, according to a statement released by the association.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani