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.
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.
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%.
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.
Taiwan Motorcycles Market kept falling during the first quarter 2019, despite the huge increase reported by the e-scooter segment, with the growth of the new star Gogoro. Total domestic market is reported at 193.645 units, down a huge 18.1%, with Yamaha losing more than any other.
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.
Malaysia Motorcycles Industry kept recovering in the 2018 and scored the third growth in a row with 471.782 sales, overtaking the United States in the World Ranking gaining the 13th place. Local producers are dominating the market, but Honda leadership is less absolute than in other countries, with Yamaha not far and Kawasaki confirming the leadership among the sport bike. All premium brands are represented with BMW as leader.
Australian Motorcycles Market in the 2018 has lost 8.8% falling down the 100.000 units and declining for the third year in a row. While Yamaha has reduced the gap to the leader (Honda) several brands have lost in double-digit. The worse was the Italian Icon, Ducati, down 23.2%