In 2021, Suzuki is recovering from its worst years in two decades. In the first third of this year, global sales of Suzuki motor vehicles have shown growth in all world markets, although they have not yet reached the level of the dock 2019.
It is not easy to analyze Suzuki’s sales statistics: the company produces a wide range of equipment, and in the reports it operates not only with final sales, but also with figures for shipments to dealers, which, of course, cannot be a reliable source of sales data. However, according to available data, the maximum Suzuki motorcycles were sold a little over 2 million units per year, however, the company last reached this level in 2012. Sales then fell to 1.5 million per year (2017). The rapid growth of the Indian market in 2017-2018 helped Suzuki drive sales to 1.75 million, before its 2020 results dipped to their worst in two decades, just below 1.3 million.
Suzuki’s motorcycles are shipped to all countries around the world, but 58% of sales are concentrated in the Indian and pan-Asian markets – two regions hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis. However, sooner or later the crisis will be overcome, the industry will begin to recover, and we can expect an active growth in sales of motor vehicles in these markets.
According to preliminary data, in 2021 YTD sales are up more than 0.6 million units (40.5%) compared to the same period last year, but still below the 2019 level by 7.4%.
However, the growth in sales of Suzuki motor vehicles is noted in all markets, without exception, which is certainly a good sign.