November 29, 2005

October 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for October 2005

Number of automobiles produced
Automobile production in October 2005 was recorded as 888,505 units. Compared with the 897,425 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 8,920 units or 1.0%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after three months of upturn.

October 2005 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 732,203 units, down 10,709 units or 1.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
345,549 units, down 4,040 units or 1.2%
Small cars 274,324 units, down 2,304 units or 0.8%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
112,330 units, down 4,365 units or 3.7%

2) Trucks: 149,772 units, up 312 units or 0.2%
Standard truck vehicles 59,053 units, down 8,751 units or 12.9%
Small trucks 39,098 units, up 3,288 units or 9.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
51,621 units, up 5,775 units or 12.6%

3) Buses: 6,530 units, up 1,477 units or 29.2%
Large buses 1,000 units, up 134 units or 15.5%
Small buses 5,530 units, up 1,343 units or 32.1%

Number of automobile domestic sales
Domestic sales in October 2005 stood at 427,485 vehicles, up 0.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2005 Automobile domestic sales figures by type of vehicle
Passenger cars 344,596 units, down 1.6%
Trucks 81,754 units, up 9.0%
Buses 1,135 units, up 31.8%


Motorcycle Production Data for October 2005

Number of motorcycles produced
Motorcycle production in October 2005 was recorded as 154,645 units. This is 6,785 units or 4.6% up as compared with the 147,860 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

October 2005 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under 19,415 units, down 6,657 units or 25.5%
51 - 125cc 24,525 units, down 3,296 units or 11.8%
126 - 250cc 24,322 units, up 1,924 units or 8.6%
Over 250cc 86,383 units, up 14,814 units or 20.7%

Number of motorcycle domestic sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in October 2005 stood at 49,679 units, an increase of 2.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2005 Motorcycle domestic sales figures by class
50cc or under 32,055 units, down 9.5%
51 - 125cc 7,087 units, up 81.1%
126 - 250cc 7,461 units, up 14.5%
Over 250cc 3, 076 units, up 25.3%


Automobile Export Data for October 2005

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in October 2005 was recorded as 444,694 units, up 14,182 units or 3.3% as compared with 430,512 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for October 2005)
Passenger cars 392,105 units (including 14,538 units for KD)
Up 26,921 units or 7.4%
Trucks 45,857 units (including 14,927 units for KD)
Down 14,079 units or 23.5%
Buses 6,732 units (including 1,021 units for KD)
Up 1,340 units or 24.9%

Value of automobiles exported
Total value of automobiles exported for October 2005 was $10,246.16 million including $7,745.19 million for vehicles and $2,500.97 million for parts. This is an increase of $957.68 million or 10.3% as compared with $9,288.48 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for October 2005

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in October 2005 was recorded as 133,034 units, up 24,903 units or 23.0% as compared with 108,131 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive years.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for October 2005)
50cc or under class 4,566 units, down 4,073 units or 47.1%
51 - 125cc class 21,538 units, up 1,257 units or 6.2%
126 - 250cc class 20,300 units, up 3,094 units or 18.0%
Over 250cc class 86,630 units, up 24,625 units or 39.7%

Value of motorcycles exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for October 2005 was $708.74 million including $607.97 million for vehicles and $100.77 million for parts. This is an increase of $151.47 million or 27.2% as compared with $557.27 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.