March 29, 2005

February 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for February 2005

Automobile production in February 2005 was recorded as 959,388 units. Compared with the 913,511 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 45,877 units or 5.0%, and production up on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

February 2005 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 806,656 units, up 41,325 units or 5.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
359,826 units, up 13,096 units or 3.8%
Small cars 317,005 units, up 28,877 units or 10.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
129,825 units, down 648 units or 0.5%

2) Trucks: 145,976 units, up 3,343 units or 2.3%
Standard truck vehicles 63,517 units, up 775 units or 1.2%
Small trucks 37,382 units, down 740 units or 1.9%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
45,077 units, up 3,308 units or 7.9%

3) Buses: 6,756 units, up 1,209 units or 21.8%
Large buses 1,171 units, down 143 units or 10.9%
Small buses 5,585 units, up 1,352 units or 31.9%

Domestic sales in February 2005 stood at 529,329 vehicles, down 1.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.
(440,607 passenger cars, down 0.4%; 87,310 trucks, down 4.1%; and 1,412 buses, down 22.0%.)

Exports (result) stood at 105.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The production total for the period from April 2004 through February 2005 stood at 9,556,605 units, up 230,160 units or 2.5% as compared with the production total of 9,326,445 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The April 2004 – February 2005 production total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 9,556,605 units, up 230,160 units or 2.5%
Passenger cars 7,932,152 units, up 260,610 units or 3.4%
Trucks 1,568,948 units, down 32,115 units or 2.0%
Buses 55,505 units, up 1,665 units or 3.1%


Motorcycle Production Data for February 2005

Motorcycle production in February 2005 was recorded as 248,192 units. This is 85,742 units or 52.8% up as compared with the 162,450 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is also production up on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

February 2005 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under class 32,559 units, up 4,216 units or 14.9%
51 - 125cc class 94,565 units, up 77,753 units or 462.5%
126 - 250cc class 22,187 units, up 3,978 units or 21.8%
Over 250cc class 98,881 units, down 205 units or 0.2%

Domestic sales (factory shipment) in February 2005 stood at 50,374 vehicles, a decrease of 4.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2005 Motorcycle domestic sales (factory shipment) figures by class
50cc or under class 35,555 units, down 7.5%
51 - 125cc class 5,521 units, up 45.6%
126 - 250cc class 5,230 units, down 29.9%
Over 250cc class 4,068 units, up 37.3%

Exports (result) stood at 142.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The production total (period from April 2004 through February 2005) stood at 1,803,419 units, up 201,422 units or 12.6% as compared with the production of 1,601,997 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The April 2004 – February 2005 production total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 1,803,419 units, up 201,422 units or 12.6%
50cc or under class 312,968 units, down 76,459 units or 19.6%
51 - 125cc class 502,615 units , up 190,947 units or 61.3%
126 - 250cc class 257,462 units , up 28,544 units or 12.5%
Over 250cc class 730,374 units, up 58,390 units or 8.7%


Automobile Export Data for February 2005

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in February 2005 was recorded as 411,314 units, up 21,302 units or 5.5% as compared with 390,012 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year after three months of downturn.

Value of automobiles exported
The total value of automobiles exported was $9,481.60 million including $7,314.28 million for vehicles and $2,167.32 million for parts. This is an increase of $794.00 million or 9.1% compared with $8,687.60 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for February 2005)
Passenger cars 348,737 units (including 15,159 units for KD)
Up 16,883 units or 5.1%
Trucks 56,271 units (including 19,176 units for KD)
Up 2,210 units or 4.1%
Buses 6,306 units (including 687 units for KD)
Up 2,209 units or 53.9%


Motorcycle Export Data for February 2005

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in February 2005 was recorded as 205,018 units, up 60,714 units or 42.1% as compared with 144,304 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

Value of motorcycles exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for February 2005 was $781.81 million including $654.74 million for vehicles and $127.07 million for parts. This is a decrease of $40.99 million or 5.0% compared with $822.80 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for February 2005)
50cc or under class 10,101 units, up 4,887 units or 93.7%
51 - 125cc class 79,221 units, up 64,675 units or 444.6%
126 - 250cc class 16,814 units, up 1,778 units or 11.8%
Over 250cc class 98,882 units, down 10,626 units or 9.7%