The production of motorcycles in the Industrial Pole of Manaus (PIM) fell 11.9% in September, with 108,948 units compared to 123,722 produced in August. In comparison with the same month last year, when 105,046 units were manufactured, there was an increase of 3.7%.
In the accumulated result for the year, the total produced was 896,558 units, which corresponds to an increase of 29.3% compared to the same period last year. The data was released today (13) by the Brazilian Association of Manufacturers of Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Bicycles and Similar (Abraciclo).
According to the president of Abraciclo, Marcos Fermanian, the numbers prove the recovery of the sector, which expects to close the year with 1.2 million units manufactured. “The members are accelerating their production pace to meet demand. In addition, they maintain the launch schedule to expand the offer of products and meet consumer requirements,” he said.
Fermanian also pointed out that the motorcycle market should continue to rise, despite the economic crisis, due to the rise in fuel prices that has led many people to purchase a motorcycle as it is a cheaper and more economical option. “Furthermore, it is a safe travel alternative to avoid the overcrowding of public transport and a source of income for those who started working in delivery services, a sector that was already growing and gained even greater momentum during the pandemic.”
The president of Abraciclo also explained that occasional fluctuations in production are expected, but that manufacturers are committed to maintaining the accelerated pace of production: “at the moment, all members operate normally. The production of motorcycles is vertical and most parts were nationalized, which reduces our dependence on external suppliers. Thus, the sector is not as impacted by the lack of inputs as is the case with other sectors of the industry”.
Licensing and Export
According to the balance of the entity, in September, 108,816 motorcycles were licensed, a volume 6.2% higher than that registered in August (102,463 motorcycles). In comparison with the same month last year, when 99,609 units were sold, the increase was 9.2%. In the accumulated result for the year, 840,971 motorcycles were licensed, an increase of 33.3% compared to the same period in 2020 (630,859 units).
Exports reached 4,872 units in September, resulting in a drop of 13.1% compared to August when 5,607 motorcycles were exported. In comparison with September last year, there was growth of 34.5%. From January to September, 42,765 motorcycles were exported, an increase of 79.8% compared to the same period last year (23,779 units).
Fermanian highlighted that the increase in business with the foreign market is a direct reflection of the economic recovery of South American countries, after a period of crisis and the most acute phase of the sanitary crisis caused by the coronavirus. “It is also worth mentioning the good acceptance of motorcycles manufactured in Brazil by the American market, which proves the high added value of the national product”, he said.
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