September 29, 2005

August 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for August 2005

Number of automobiles produced
Automobile production in August 2005 was recorded as 701,990 units. Compared with the 699,338 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 2,652 units or 0.4%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after two months of downturn.

August 2005 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 585,399 units, up 13,992 units or 2.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
282,455 units, up 8,454 units or 3.1%
Small cars 216,470 units, down 5,424 units or 2.4%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
86,474 units, up 10,962 units or 14.5%

2) Trucks: 111,495 units, down 11,971 units or 9.7%
Standard truck vehicles 51,205 units, down 9,902 units or 16.2%
Small trucks 29,526 units, down 1,031 units or 3.4%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
30,764 units, down 1,038 units or 3.3%

3) Buses: 5,096 units, up 631 units or 14.1%
Large buses 852 units, up 122 units or 16.7%
Small buses 4,244 units, up 509 units or 13.6%

Number of automobile domestic sales
Domestic sales in August 2005 stood at 366,225 vehicles, up 1.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2005 Automobile domestic sales figures by type of vehicle
Passenger cars 290,795 units, down 0.3%
Trucks 73,807 units, up 6.3%
Buses 1,623 units, up 1.4%


Motorcycle Production Data for August 2005

Number of motorcycles produced
Motorcycle production in August 2005 was recorded as 125,885 units. This is 15,384 units or 13.9% up as compared with the 110,501 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

August 2005 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under 19,060 units, down 4,970 units or 20.7%
51 - 125cc 25,748 units, down 2,286 units or 8.2%
126 - 250cc 29,423 units, up 7,558 units or 34.6%
Over 250cc 51,654 units, up 15,082 units or 41.2%

Number of motorcycle domestic sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in August 2005 stood at 57,375 units, an increase of 1.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2005 Motorcycle domestic sales figures by class
50cc or under 37,024 units, down 4.9%
51 - 125cc 7,442 units, up 40.7%
126 - 250cc 9,129 units, down 3.4%
Over 250cc 3,780 units, up 27.6%


Automobile Export Data for August 2005

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in August 2005 was recorded as 363,306 units, up 10,994 units or 3.1% as compared with 352,312 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year after two months of downturn.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for August 2005)
Passenger cars 314,271 units (including 13,082 units for KD)
Up 19,808 units or 6.7%
Trucks 43,325 units (including 16,324 units for KD)
Down 10,812 units or 20.0%
Buses 5,710 units (including 637 units for KD)
Up 1,998 units or 53.8%

Value of automobiles exported
Total value of automobiles exported for August 2005 was $8,326.17 million including $6,263.13 million for vehicles and $2,060.04 million for parts. This is an increase of $730.97 million or 9.6% as compared with $7,595.20 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for August 2005

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in August 2005 was recorded as 77,591 units, up 3,438 units or 4.6% as compared with 74,153 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.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for August 2005)
50cc or under class 4,698 units, down 987 units or 17.4%
51 - 125cc class 16,494 units, down 8,338 units or 33.6%
126 - 250cc class 19,449 units, up 5,487 units or 39.3%
Over 250cc class 36,950 units, up 7,276 units or 24.5%

Value of motorcycles exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for August 2005 was $418.29 million including $306.37 million for vehicles and $111.92 million for parts. This is an increase of $74.69 million or 21.7% as compared with $343.60 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.