Motorcycle production reached 139,622 units in September, 4.3% less than the previous month, when 145,852 motorcycles were produced. In comparison with the same month last year, there was an increase of 28.2% (108,948 units). This was the best performance for the month since 2013 (150,731 units).
In the year, the industry reached 1,061,543 motorcycles leaving the assembly lines of the Industrial Pole of Manaus, which corresponds to an increase of 18.4% compared to the same period last year (896,558 units).
The numbers were released today (13) by the Brazilian Association of Manufacturers of Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Bicycles and Similar (Abraciclo).
Motorcycle sales reached 123,641 units, behind only the 133,344 units recorded in May. In comparison with the month of last year, there was growth of 13.6% (108,816 motorcycles) and compared to August, the increase was 4.3% (118,545 units). This was the best result for the month since 2011 (174,487 motorcycles).
In the evaluation of the president of Abraciclo, Marcos Fermanian, the numbers prove the movement of the market. “We are normalizing the supply of resellers and serving the consumer who is waiting for a motorcycle. There is still a queue,” he said.
According to the data, low-capacity motorcycles were the most sold, with 101,549 units, which corresponds to 82.1% of the market. Models from 161 cc to 449 cc were in second place, with 18,033 units (14.6% of licenses), followed by motorcycles over 450 cc (4,059 units and 3.3%).
Year-to-date, retail sales totaled 986,250 units, an increase of 17.3% over the same period in 2021 (840,971 motorcycles).
Exports reached 5,786 motorcycles, which corresponds to an increase of 18.8% compared to the same period last year (4,872 units). In comparison with August, however, there was a drop of 25.9% (7,807 motorcycles. From January to September, 43,670 units were exported, a volume 2.1% higher than the 42,765 units registered in the same period last year.
Abraciclo revised the projections for this year for the second time. The new perspective is that the manufacturers of the Industrial Pole of Manaus will produce 1,420,000 motorcycles, a volume 18.8% higher than the 1,195,149 units manufactured last year. “By evaluating several factors and the trend for the coming months, it is now betting on an even stronger recovery in the segment. The manufacturing units maintain the upward production curve and the market asks for more motorcycles. Today, consumers are looking for an agile, economical vehicle with low maintenance costs for their trips”, explains Abraciclo.
With the new forecast, the motorcycle segment should be close to the levels reached in 2014, when 1,517,662 units were produced. “We are still far from the record of 2.1 million motorcycles produced in 2011. But we believe that, due to the heating up of the market, the industry will gradually resume its production”, said the association.
For retail sales, the new estimate is that 1,350,000 motorcycles will be licensed, an increase of 16.7% compared to the 1,156,776 units registered last year. For exports, the projection is that 59,000 motorcycles will be shipped, a volume 10.3% higher than the 53,476 units exported in 2021.