October 26, 2005

September 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for September 2005

Automobile production in September 2005 was recorded as 974,104 units. Compared with the 964,164 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 9,940 units or 1.0%, and production up on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

September 2005 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 820,722 units, up 24,555 units or 3.1%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
382,831 units, up 6,218 units or 1.7%
Small cars 312,518 units, up 898 units or 0.3%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
125,373 units, up 17,439 units or 16.2%

2) Trucks: 146,652 units, down 15,919 units or 9.8%
Standard truck vehicles 60,250 units, down 11,860 units or 16.4%
Small trucks 40,780 units, down 2,629 units or 6.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
45,622 units, down 1,430 units or 3.0%

3) Buses: 6,730 units, up 1,304 units or 24.0%
Large buses 850 units, down 110 units or 11.5%
Small buses 5,880 units, up 1,414 units or 31.7%

Domestic sales in September 2005 stood at 567,028 vehicles, up 0.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.
(457,952 passenger cars, up 0.4%; 107,628 trucks, up 1.2%; and 1,448 buses, up 30.7%.)


Automobile Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2005 (April – September)

The production total for the first half of fiscal year 2005 (April - September) stood at 5,188,708 units, up 61,921 units or 1.2% as compared with the production total of 5,126,787 units recorded in the same period of the previous year, and production up in the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The April – September 2005 production total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 5,188,708 units, up 61,921 units or 1.2%
Passenger cars 4,317,274 units, up 87,081 units or 2.1%
Trucks 833,235 units, down 33,541 units or 3.9%
Buses 38,199 units, up 8,381 units or 28.1%

Domestic sales total for the period from April through September 2005 stood at 2,797,922 units, up 3.5% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The April – September 2005 domestic sales total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 2,797,922 units, up 3.5%
Passenger cars 2, 262,365 units, up 3.5%
Trucks 527,334 units, up 3.4%
Buses 8,223 units, up 0.5%


Motorcycle Production Data for September 2005

Motorcycle production in September 2005 was recorded as 168,657 units. This is 21,256 units or 14.4% up as compared with the 147,401 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is also production up on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

September 2005 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under 27,651 units, down 1,010 units or 3.5%
51 - 125cc 27,785 units, down 765 units or 2.7%
126 - 250cc 33,635 units, up 3,988 units or 13.5%
Over 250cc 79,586 units, up 19,043 units or 31.5%

Domestic sales (factory shipment) in September 2005 stood at 78,886 units, an increase of 5.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2005 Motorcycle domestic sales (factory shipment) figures by class
50cc or under 50,215 units, up 1.4%
51 - 125cc 13,710 units, up 15.3%
126 - 250cc 10,893 units, up 14.1%
Over 250cc 4,068 units, up 12.6%


Motorcycle Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2005 (April – September)

The production total for the first half of fiscal year 2005 (April - September) stood at 815,407 units, up 62,741 units or 8.3% as compared with the production of 752,666 units recorded in the same period of the previous year. It is an increase of the same period of the previous year after five years of downturn.

The April – September 2005 production total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 815,407 units, up 62,741 units or 8.3%
50cc or under 144,358 units, down 15,397 units or 9.6%
51 - 125cc 156,074 units , down 20,032 units or 11.4%
126 - 250cc 155,802 units , up 16,273 units or 11.7%
Over 250cc 359,173 units, up 81,897 units or 29.5%

Domestic total sales for the period from April through September 2005 stood at 383,860 units, up 3.4% as compared with the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The April – September 2005 domestic sales total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 383,860 units, up 3.4%
50cc or under 248,883 units, down 3.4%
51 - 125cc 50,855 units , up 36.5%
126 - 250cc 57,805 units , up 5.8%
Over 250cc 26,317 units, up 21.0%


Automobile Export Data for September 2005

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in September 2005 was recorded as 460,277 units, up 6,644 units or 1.5% as compared with 453,633 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for September 2005)
Passenger cars 403,386 units (including 14,141 units for KD)
Up 19,434 units or 5.1%
Trucks 50,046 units (including 18,323 units for KD)
Down 14,433 units or 22.4%
Buses 6,845 units (including 1,056 units for KD)
Up 1,643 units or 31.6%

Value of automobiles exported
The total value of automobiles exported was $10,557.11 million including $8,010.25 million for vehicles and $2,546.86 million for parts. This is an increase of $675.85 million or 6.8% as compared with $9,881.26 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for the First Half of 2005 (April – September)

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in the first half of fiscal year 2005 (April - September) was recorded as 2,496,707 units, up 40,457 units or 1.6% as compared with 2,456,250 units recorded in the same period of the previous year. It is an export increase for the same period of the year for two consecutive years.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for the period April - September 2005)
Passenger cars 2,142,856 units (including 88,004 units for KD)
Up 60,082 units or 2.9%
Trucks 314,621 units (including 106,198 units for KD)
Down 32,052 units or 9.2%
Buses 39,230 units (including 5,417 units for KD)
Up 12,427 units or 46.4%

Value of automobiles exported
The total value of automobiles exported in the first half of 2005 (April - September) was $57,659.77 million including $43,345.58 million for vehicles and $14,314.19 million for parts. This is an increase of $3,830.74 million or 7.1% as compared with $53,829.03 million recorded in the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for September 2005

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in September 2005 was recorded as 108,010 units, up 2,009 units or 1.9% as compared with 106,001 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for September 2005)
50cc or under class 4, 408 units, down 3,640 units or 45.2%
51 - 125cc class 19,069 units, down 8,464 units or 30.7%
126 - 250cc class 25,073 units, up 4,941 units or 24.5%
Over 250cc class 59,460 units, up 9,172 units or 18.2%

Value of motorcycles exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for September 2005 was $569.67 million including $457.54 million for vehicles and $112.13 million for parts. This is an increase of $59.82 million or 11.7% as compared with $509.85 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2005 (April – September)

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in the first half of fiscal year 2005 (April - September) was recorded as 542,484 units, up 5,299 units or 1.0% as compared with 537,185 units recorded for the first half of 2004. It is an export increase for the same period of the year for two consecutive years.

Export figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for the period April - September 2005)
50cc or under class 22,507 units, down 21,852 units or 49.3%
51 - 125cc class 110,218 units, down 43,412 units or 28.3%
126 - 250cc class 94,617 units, up 18,893 units or 24.9%
Over 250cc class 315,142 units, up 51,670 units or 19.6%

Value of motorcycles exported
The total value of motorcycle exported in the first half of fiscal year 2005 (April - September) was $3,057.47 million including $2,328.74 million for vehicles and $728.73 million for parts. This is an export increase of $422.86 million or16.0% as compared with $2,634.61 million recorded in the same period of the previous year.