Motorbike, three-wheeler sales increase to 19.6 percent in Pakistan: PAMA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan automobile Manufacturing Association (PAMA) has said the sale of motorbikes and three-wheelers in the country witnessed raise of 19.59 percent during the first two months of the current financial year (2020-21) as compared to the same period of 2019.

According to Pakistan automobile Manufacturing Association (PAMA), during the monthly review, as many as 288,849 motorbikes and three-wheelers were sold in July-August 2020 against the sale of 241,515 units in the same period of 2019, showing the growth of 19.59 percent.

Giving the details, PAMA in its report said the sale of Honda motorcycles in Pakistan also grew by 11.80 percent to 179,003 units during the months under review against 160,109 units during the same months of 2019.

The sale of Suzuki motorcycles dipped by 13.66 percent to 2,730 units from 3,162 units, in addition, the sale of Yamaha motorbikes witnessed a decrease of 31.77 percent from 3,805 units to 2,596, PAMA statement said.

Likewise, the sale of United Auto motorcycles gone up from 52,379 units to 70,419 units, showing an amplify of 34.44 percent whereas the sales of Road Prince motorcycles also augmented by 56.39 percent from 16,062 units to 25,120 units.

The sale of Road Prince three-wheelers has shown an increase of 151.61 percent from 804 units in 2019 to 2,023 units in the corresponding period of 2020.

PAMA data revealed that the sale of Qingqi three-wheelers has witnessed an increase of 99.39 percent by going up from 534 units to 3,226 units whereas the sale of United Auto three-wheelers rose by 42.82 percent from 976 units to 1,394 units.

Atlas Honda produced and sold over 90,000 motorcycles each in June and July 2020, according to the data, thus showing recovery from the sales dip due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The rise in sales can also be partially attributed to the crop harvesting season since the sales of two-wheelers are known to show an upward trend.

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