Japanese Motorcycles Market is recovering after a shy start of the year and sales year to date August were up 0.7%. All Japanese brands are almost stable compared with the previous year while Husqvarna, recently landed in the country, is the fastest growing brand. Ducati and Harley-Davidson are losing.
Taiwan Motorcycles Market in July was reported up 2% partially reducing the year to date lost. While Kymco, PGO and Yamaha are losing, SYM shines with sales up 16%. Sustained by a robust government incentive scheme, electric scooter segment is booming and Gogoro already sold 50.000 units.
Malaysia Motorcycles Industry kept fast growing and in the first half 2019 has been one of the most dynamic worldwide with sales accelerated by 20%. While several brands are on sales, over 65% of the market is concentrated in the hands of Yamaha and Honda. Malaysia ranks as 13th largest market in the World Ranking.
Australian Motorcycles Market reported a deep 11% lost in the first half 2019 projecting the worst year in the last three decades. The already negative trend was enhanced by the weakest GDP growth in almost a decade and all motorcycles brands felt down. Harley-Davidson surprised with an outstanding performance.
Indian Two-Wheeler Market kept falling in June with 1.65 million sales (-11.5%) ending the first half 2019 with sales down 10.0%. 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.
Chinese Motorcycles Market grew up 15% in June almost recovering in the year to date figures and ending the first half 2019 with 7.7 million sales (-3.1%). While the segment of e-scooter is fast growing, traditional combustion engines segment declines over 15% and the competitive scenario is fast evolving.
Pakistani Motorcycles Industry in the first half 2019 was hit by negative economic environment and reported a double-digit lost after years of rolling growth. Sales at 878.404 were down 11.3%. Honda dominates with share at 60% while the market stands as the sixth biggest market in the World.
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.
South Korea Motorcycles Industry moderately lost in the 2018, keeping the negative trend for the third year in a row and ranking only as 31st in the global ranking. Local brands hold a near 70% of market share while Honda is gaining terrain and BMW is the best brand among premium.