Which Country Exports the Most Motorcycles and Scooters in the World?

Motorcycles May 28, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

In 2016, approx. 880K tonnes of motorcycle and scooter were exported worldwide; coming up by 17% against the previous year figure. In general, motorcycle and scooter exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when export increased by 28% year-to-year. Global motorcycle and scooter export peaked of 896K tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

In value terms, motorcycle and scooter exports amounted to $22B in 2016. In general, motorcycle and scooter exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Global motorcycle and scooter export peaked of $22B in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2016, it failed to regain its strength.

Top Motorcycle And Scooter Exporting Countries in the World

1. China (6.0 billion USD)

2. Japan (2.4 billion USD)

3. Germany (1.8 billion USD)

4. India (1.6 billion USD)

5. Italy (1.4 billion USD)

6. USA (1.3 billion USD)

7. Thailand (1.2 billion USD)

8. Austria (1.2 billion USD)

9. Belgium (0.8 billion USD)

10. Viet Nam (0.6 billion USD)

11. Netherlands (0.6 billion USD)

12. Indonesia (0.5 billion USD)

Motorcycle And Scooter Exports By Country

In 2016, China (289K tonnes) was the largest exporter for motorcycle and scooter, making up 33% of total exports. India (92K tonnes) ranks second globally in motorcycle and scooter exports with a 10% share, following Japan (9%), Italy (6%), Thailand (6%), Indonesia (5%), and Germany (5%). The U.S. (34K tonnes), Viet Nam (25K tonnes), the Netherlands (23K tonnes), Belgium (23K tonnes), and Austria (22K tonnes) held the mild share of total exports.

China experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. At the same time, Viet Nam (+32.0%), Indonesia (+26.4%), India (+15.1%), Thailand (+6.1%), Austria (+5.7%), the Netherlands (+4.5%), and Germany (+3.3%) displayed positive paces of growth. Moreover, Viet Nam emerged as the fastest growing importer/exporter in the world, with a CAGR of +32.0% from 2007-2016. Italy experienced a relatively flat trend pattern. By contrast, the U.S. (-2.9%), Belgium (-3.8%), and Japan (-7.3%) illustrated a downward trend over the same period. Japan (9%), and China (3%) significantly strengthened its position in terms of the global exports, while Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, and India saw its share reduced by -2.4%, -2.6%, -4.2%, and -7.5% from 2007 to 2016, respectively. The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

In value terms, China ($6B) remains the largest motorcycle and scooter supplier in the world, making up 28% of global exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Japan ($2.4B), with the share of 11% of global exports. It was followed by Germany, with the share of 8%.

From 2007 to 2016, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value of motorcycle and scooter exports in China stood at +5.1%. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: Japan (-10.1% per year) and Germany (+5.6% per year).

Motorcycle And Scooter Export Prices By Country

In 2016, the average export price for motorcycle and scooter amounted to $24 per kg, lowering by -10.9% against the previous year. In general, motorcycle and scooter export price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013, an increase of 11% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, average motorcycle and scooter export price attained its maximum level of $27 per kg in 2015, falling back in the following year.

There were significant differences in the average export prices amongst major exporting countries. In 2016, the country with the highest export prices was Austria ($52 per kg), while Indonesia ($11 per kg) was among the lowest.

From 2007 to 2016, the most notable growth rate of motorcycle and scooter export prices was attained by Viet Nam (+9.1% per year), while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

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