Indian Two-Wheeler Market kept falling in May with 1.7 million sales (-8.1%) and with 4 out of the top 7 brands losing volumes. Pushed up by the recently opened local plant, BMW is gaining 900% ranking already in 11th place, only two years after landing in the country. KTM is the premium brands leader, while Harley Davidson is struggling.
European Motorcycles Market in the 2019 seems to have lost steam after a fast start. Indeed May sales were positive by a mere 1% with crucial markets, like Italy losing Y.o.Y.. The annual gain is still +11.9% but the summer risk to not be positive. Sales figures are collected through local Ministers of Transportations and covers 37 markets, including Turkey and Russia.
Pakistani Motorcycles Industry started the new fiscal year in line with the previous quarter losing over 12% both in April and in May. Honda dominates with share at 60% while the market stands as the sixth biggest market in the World.
Brazilian Motorcycles Market continue to fly in the 2019, following the 2018, when it was the fastest growing market within the World’s top 25 global. With the +8.8% scored in May, the industry kept growing in double digit. Under the Honda dominion, Suzuki booms 166% and Triumph kept growing.
Zero Motorcycles Incorporated is an American manufacturer of electric motorcycles. Founded in 2006 in a Santa Cruz, California garage by a former NASA engineer, Neal Saiki, it has been developed fast and actually distributes in over 30 countries, while US sales are sharply predominant.
Turkish Motorcycles Market in the Q1 2019 has lost a mere 4% while the auto industry collapsed due to the deep economic crisis. Honda recovered the leadership lost last year while Yamaha jumped in second place boosting sales by 237%. BMW improved 137% while other premium brands have lost, with Peugeot down 44% and Ducati 45%
Vietnam Motorcycles Market moderately positive in May 2019 with year to date figures down 3.7%, confirming the Q2 recovery after the shy Q1 with the entire 2019 potentially again at record level, following four years of stable growth. While on top of the list Honda is stable all others top player have lost, with Yamaha down 20%.
Triumph Motorcycles hit the new best Q1 ever with 16.251 sales (+6.7%) thanks to the outstanding performance in Latam and Europe. The British brand is set up to run the 2019 at the new all time record, doing better than in 2017. Colombia is the fastest growing country this year while sales decline in India.
Latin America motorcycles market in the first quarter 2019 felt down 4.9% hit by the sharp fall reported by Argentina and Ecuador and by the slow speed of Mexico. The largest market is Brazil, which counts 28% of the total and is growing in double-digit.
Paraguay Motorcycles Market is the 29th largest in the World, despite in the 2018 was far from the over 200k record reported in the 2011. Last year sales felt 7% due to the not favorable economic environment. Over 95% of models sold are locally produced and the market is concentrated in local brands hands.
Argentine Motorcycles Market is collapsing hit by the economic and financial crisis and in the first five months of the 2019 have lost 49% of volume, being the worst market globally. Honda has consolidated the leadership while Zanella dropped in third place, overtaken by Motomel. The italian Benelli is leader among the premium brands.
Colombian Motorcycles industry boomed 27% in May reinforcing the already magnificent and scoring a year to date 2019 increase of 12.9%. Yamaha and Honda are reducing the gap from the market leader, the Indian Baja Auto. The fastest growing brand so far has been Victory.
Chinese Motorcycles Market in April has reduced the lost at 2.2 with 1.32 million sales, while the year to date figures are down in double-digit projecting the entire year down 1.5 million. While the segment of e-scooter is fast growing, traditional combustion engines segment declines over 15%.
BMW Motorrad ended the Q1 2019 with the best ever performance and 46.789 global sales, up a robust 17.9%, doing better than all others Top Premium brands. The success of recently opened Indian subsidiary and the strong demand in Europe are the key factors of this success.
Egyptian Motorcycles industry is the second largest in Africa and one of the biggest worldwide. However, in recent years the market is declining due to the price increase and government policies. The market leader is the Indian Bajaj Auto, with the Boxer 150 as best-selling models. The 50 cc segment is dominated by moped imported from China
Sri Lanka Motorcycles Market felt down 2.6% in the 2018 posting the fourth decline in a row. The country ranks as the sixteen in the MCD Global Motorcycles Ranking. The market is a feud for Bajaj Auto which dominate with over 60% of market share. 2019 outlook is almost negative.
Hero Motors reported in Q1 2019 the first double-digit lost since 2011 divorce with Honda, hit not only by the lost in the domestic market, but even by sharply negative scores in export markets, like Ecuador, Sri Lanka and Argentina. The World’s second largest motorcycles company is facing the first difficulties after a long growth reported in the last years.
Thailand Motorcycles Market started the 2019 losing moderately. After the shy Q1, in April sales have been 120.457 (-1.0%) while the full year outlook is still positive. Honda, market leader, was stable, while Harley Davidson is doubling volumes. Following the record established last year, BMW is struggling and Ducati as well.
Benelli hit in the 2018 the new all time record with almost 28.000 sales worldwide, up a huge 51.6% from the previous year. Sales boomed in Europe which become the first region, representing 49% of total sales, but the top market is in Latam and is Argentina followed by Italy and Thailand.
World Motorcycles market has lost over 5% in the first quarter 2019, mainly due to the simultaneous fall of the two largest markets, India and China. The best region was the European, boomed a dramatic 23%, while ASEAN grew as well, thanks to Indonesia +15%. Latin America is losing despite the positive trend of the Brazilian market.
Bajaj Auto kept growing in the Q1 2019, despite the domestic market fall. Growing 9.4% the company scored the record Q1, increasing volume in India and ASEAN, while finally starting operations in Europe, mainly in East countries. Latam sales fell down, hit by the crisis in Argentina and Ecuador.