In August, the motorcycles continued to decline on monthly basis, but roughly in line yearly. This month, the production and sales reached 1,365,000 and 1,380,000 units, down 5.3% and 3.2% than that of last month. Comparing with last August, the production was down 0.5 % but the sales were up 1.3%. To be specific, the production and sales of two-wheeled reached 1,211,000 and 1,226,000 units, up 0.2% and 2.4% year on year. The production and sales of three-wheeled were 155,000 units and 154,000 units, down 5.2% and 6.4% year on year.
¡¡¡¡For the first eight months, the accumulated production and sales of motorcycles reached 11,272,000 and 11,300,000 units respectively, up 3.9% and 4.4% from the previous year. The growth rates slightly slowed comparing with the first seven months.