November 26, 2004

October 2004 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for October 2004

Automobile production in October 2004 was recorded as 897,425 units. Compared with the 932,038 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 34,613 units or 3.7%, and production down on the same month of the previous year after eight months of upturn.

October 2004 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 742,912 units, down 23,112 units or 3.0%.
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
349,589 units, down 20,032 units or 5.4%
Small cars 276,628 units, down 4,930 units or 1.8%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
116,695 units, up 1,850 units or 1.6%

2) Trucks: 149,460 units, down 10,807 units or 6.7%.
Standard truck vehicles 67,804 units, down 2,041 units or 2.9%
Small trucks 35,810 units, down 5,901 units or 14.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
45,846 units, down 2,865 units or 5.9%

3) Buses: 5,053 units, down 694 units or 12.1%.
Large buses 866 units, down 149 units or 14.7%
Small buses 4,187 units, down 545 units or 11.5%

Domestic sales in October 2004 stood at 425,996 vehicles, down 7.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.
(350,154 passenger cars, down 5.3%; 74,981 trucks, down 15.9%; and 861 buses, down 41.9%.)

Exports (result) stood at 103.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The production total for the period from January 2004 through October 2004 stood at 8,793,994 units, up 190,781 units or 2.2% as compared with the production total of 8,603,213 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January 2004 – October 2004 production total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 8,793,994 units, up 190,781 units or 2.2%
Passenger cars 7,286,236 units, up 190,807 units or 2.7%
Trucks 1,456,348 units, down 942 units or 0.1%
Buses 51,410 units, up 916 units or 1.8%


Motorcycle Production Data for October 2004

Motorcycle production in October 2004 was recorded as 165,860 units. This is 7,063 units or 4.4% up as compared with the 158,797 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is also production up on the same month of the previous year after four months of downturn.

October 2004 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under class 26,072 units, down 1,304 units or 4.8%
51 - 125cc class 45,721 units, up 7,233 units or 18.8%
126 - 250cc class 22,498 units, down 577 units or 2.5%
Over 250cc class 71,569 units, up 1,711 units or 2.4%

Domestic sales (factory shipment) in October 2004 stood at 48,317 vehicles, a decrease of 6.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2004 Motorcycle domestic sales (factory shipment) figures by class
50cc or under class 35,431 units, down 4.7%
51 - 125cc class 3,913 units, down 36.4%
126 - 250cc class 6,519 units, up 7.3%
Over 250cc class 2,454 units, up 4.5%

Exports (result) stood at 97.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The production total (period from January 2004 through October 2004) stood at 1,449,685 units, down 81,159 units or 5.3% as compared with the production of 1,530,844 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January 2004 – October 2004 production total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 1,449,685 units, down 81,159 units or 5.3%
50cc or under class 285,812 units, down 118,151 units or 29.2%
51 - 125cc class 297,812 units , down 37,865 units or 11.3%
126 - 250cc class 224,591 units , up 37,703 units or 20.2%
Over 250cc class 641,470 units, up 37,154 units or 6.1%


Automobile Export Data for October 2004

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in October 2004 was recorded as 430,719 units, up 16,289 units or 3.9% as compared with 414,430 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

Value of automobiles exported
The total value of automobiles exported was $9,290.26 million including $7,116.71 million for vehicles and $2,173.55 million for parts. This is an increase of $461.69 million or 5.2% compared with $8,828.57 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for October 2004)
Passenger cars 365,391 units (including 20,679 units for KD)
Up 8,111 units or 2.3%
Trucks 59,936 units (including 18,925 units for KD)
Up 6,248 units or 11.6%
Buses 5,392 units (including 890 units for KD)
Up 1,930 units or 55.7%


Motorcycle Export Data for October 2004

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in October 2004 was recorded as 119,031 units, down 3,399 units or 2.8% as compared with 122,430 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year after a month of upturn.

Value of motorcycles exported
The total value of motorcycles exported for October 2004 was $557.27 million including $448.57 million for vehicles and $108.70 million for parts. This is an increase of $49.65 million or 9.8% compared with $507.62 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for October 2004)
50cc or under class 8,639 units, down 3,355 units or 28.0%
51 - 125cc class 31,381 units, down 2,472 units or 7.3%
126 - 250cc class 17,206 units, down 2,407 units or 12.3%
Over 250cc class 61,805 units, up 4,835 units or 8.5%