Polish new motorcycle registrations reported as -32.73 percent for January - August 2017
According to the latest statistics released by the motorcycle industry trade association in Poland (PZPM), the number of new motorcycles registered there in August was down by -33.42 percent (1,347 units) and are running down by -32.73 percent (11,910 units) for the year-to-date. Despite the decline from last year, that was the third best August in Poland in the past 10 years and the third best first eight months market performance there.
New moped registrations were down by -10.03 percent in August (2,789 units) and down for 2017 so far at -2.09 percent for the YTD (18,633 units). In overall new PTW registration terms, the Polish market was -19.27 percent in August (4,136 units) and is -16.86 percent YTD.
However, new model registrations are only part of the story where the Polish market is concerned. Poland is an important market for pre-owned vehicles from elsewhere in Europe, receiving their first domestic Polish registration – providing valuable service, maintenance and PG&A income for Poland’s franchised and independent motorcycle shops and the vendors they buy from.
Used motorcycle sales were +6.83 percent in August (5,772 units) and are 0.24 percent YTD (46,086 units); used moped sales were -5.42 percent in August and are -10.77 percent YTD (7,195 units); total used PTW sales were -4.55 percent in August (6,941 units) and overall they are running at -1.80 percent YTD (53,281 units).
In total, overall new and used motorcycle registrations combined were -4.13 percent in August (7,119 units) and are -9.24 percent YTD (57,996 units); new and pre-owned mopeds combined in Poland were -8.72 percent in August (3,958 units) and are -4.67 percent YTD (25,828 units).
Total combined new and pre-owned PTW registrations were -5.82 percent in August (11,077 units) and were -7.88 percent (83,824 units) in Poland for the first eight months of 2017. The record of total new and used PTW registrations in Poland for an August was in 2010, when some 16,069 registrations were recorded; 2011 was the best seen for the first eight months of the year (119,829 units).
The full year 2016 saw 25,844 new motorcycles registered in Poland, with estimates of the net of Euro 3 pre-registrations suggesting that the market was down by some 6 percent/2,500 units over 2015. New and used motorcycle registrations combined were up by +1.43 percent for 2016 at 83,298 units. The total number of new and used/first registered PTWs of all kinds, including the pre-registrations of carry-over Euro 3 inventory in Poland, was down by -6.49 percent at 117,309 units for 2016. Poland is the EU’s 9th largest market for new motorcycle registrations and the 7th largest total new PTW market, according to ACEM statistics.