Japan's Big Four Decrease Production, Exports

Publish Date: 
Apr 30, 2009

Exports for the recently ended three-month period totaled 216,858 units, down 33.5 percent compared to 325,882 units during the same three-month period in 2008.

Honda exported 49,470 units during the recently ended three-month period, down compared to 50,645 units during the same three months last year; Kawasaki exported 42,095 units, down compared to 59,388 units; Suzuki shipped 65,073 units, down compared to 122,463 units; and Yamaha exported 60,220 units, down compared to 93,386 units.

Exports to the U.S.

The four manufacturers shipped 86,339 units to the U.S. during the first three months of the year, down 17.8 percent compared to 105,136 units shipped stateside during the same three-month period in 2008.

—Submitted by Guido Ebert

  • 50cc and Under: 6,406 units (2009), 1,440 (2008)
  • 51-125cc: 448 units (2009), 6,626 (2008)
  • 126-250cc: 11,244 units (2009); 11,274 (2008)
  • Over 250cc: 68,241 units (2009), 85,796 (2008)