September 29, 2004

August 2004 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for August 2004

Automobile production in August 2004 was recorded as 699,338 units. Compared with the 681,961 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 17,377 units or 2.5%, and production up on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

August 2004 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 571,407 units, up 17,329 units or 3.1%.
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
274,001 units, up 25,727 units or 10.4%
Small cars 221,894 units, down 9,470 units or 4.1%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
75,512 units, up 1,072 units or 1.4%

2) Trucks: 123,466 units, down 565 units or 0.5%.
Standard truck vehicles 61,107 units, up 2,486 units or 4.2%
Small trucks 30,557 units, down 3,201 units or 9.5%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
31,802 units, up 150 units or 0.5%

3) Buses: 4,465 units, up 613 units or 15.9%.
Large buses 730 units, up 27 units or 3.8%
Small buses 3,735 units, up 586 units or 18.6%

Domestic sales in August 2004 stood at 362,698 vehicles, up 2.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.
(291,656 passenger cars, up 4.2%; 69,442 trucks, down 4.5%; and 1,600 buses, down 13.3%.)

Exports (result) stood at 103.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The production total for the period from January 2004 through August 2004 stood at 6,932,405 units, up 192,864 units or 2.9% as compared with the production total of 6,739,541 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January 2004 – August 2004 production total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 6,932,405 units, up 192,864 units or 2.9%
Passenger cars 5,747,157 units, up 175,982 units or 3.2%
Trucks 1,144,317 units, up 15,860 units or 1.4%
Buses 40,931 units, up 1,022 units or 2.6%


Motorcycle Production Data for August 2004

Motorcycle production in August 2004 was recorded as 112,401 units. This is 9,007 units or 7.4% down as compared with the 121,408 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is also production down on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

August 2004 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under class 24,030 units, down 7,940 units or 24.8%
51 - 125cc class 30,034 units, down 6,124 units or 16.9%
126 - 250cc class 21,865 units, up 1,049 units or 5.0%
Over 250cc class 36,472 units, up 4,008 units or 12.3%

Domestic sales (factory shipment) in August 2004 stood at 56,641 vehicles, a decrease of 11.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2004 Motorcycle domestic sales (factory shipment) figures by class
50cc or under class 38,938 units, down 12.8%
51 - 125cc class 5,289 units, down 37.3%
126 - 250cc class 9,451 units, up 31.3%
Over 250cc class 2,963 units, down 26.3%

Exports (result) stood at 97.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The production total (period from January 2004 through August 2004) stood at 1,128,524 units, down 86,216 units or 7.1% as compared with the production of 1,214,740 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January 2004 – August 2004 production total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 1,128,524 units, down 86,216 units or 7.1%
50cc or under class 231,079 units, down 105,418 units or 31.3%
51 - 125cc class 214,941 units , down 41,620 units or 16.2%
126 - 250cc class 172,446 units , up 34,078 units or 24.6%
Over 250cc class 510,058 units, up 26,744 units or 5.5%


Automobile Export Data for August 2004

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in August 2004 was recorded as 352,312 units, up 12,911 units or 3.8% as compared with 339,401 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

Value of automobiles exported
The total value of automobiles exported was $7,583.51 million including $5,727.06 million for vehicles and $1,856.45 million for parts. This is an increase of $690.96 million or 10.0% compared with $6,892.55 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for August 2004)
Passenger cars 294,463 units (including 14,688 units for KD)
Up 6,257 units or 2.2%
Trucks 54,137 units (including 17,575 units for KD)
Up 5,783 units or 12.0%
Buses 3,712 units (including 728 units for KD)
Up 871 units or 30.7%


Motorcycle Export Data for August 2004

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in August 2004 was recorded as 74,453 units, down 1,913 units or 2.5% as compared with 76,366 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

Value of motorcycles exported
The total value of motorcycles exported for August 2004 was $343.60 million including $243.23 million for vehicles and $100.37 million for parts. This is an increase of $27.51 million or 8.7% compared with $316.09 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for August 2004)
50cc or under class 5,685 units, down 2,208units or 28.0%
51 - 125cc class 25,432 units, down 979 units or 3.7%
126 - 250cc class 13,962 units, up 588 units or 4.4%
Over 250cc class 29,374 units, up 686 units or 2.4%