December 27, 2005

November 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for November 2005

Number of automobiles produced
Automobile production in November 2005 was recorded as 962,378 units. Compared with the 926,469 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 35,909 units or 3.9%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after two months of downturn.

November 2005 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 807,758 units, up 40,889 units or 5.3%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
391,818 units, up 39,116 units or 11.1%
Small cars 294,717 units, down 3,081 units or 1.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
121,223 units, up 4,854 units or 4.2%

2) Trucks:147,938 units, down 6,333 units or 4.1%
Standard truck vehicles 58,118 units, down 8,448 units or 12.7%
Small trucks 38,200 units, down 2,664 units or 6.5%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
51,620 units, up 4,779 units or 10.2 %

3) Buses:6,682 units, up 1,353 units or 25.4%
Large buses 896 units, down 145 units or 13.9%
Small buses 5,786 units, up 1,498 units or 34.9%

Number of automobile domestic sales
Domestic sales in November 2005 stood at 463,306 vehicles, down 4.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2005 Automobile domestic sales figures by type of vehicle
Passenger cars 365,560 units, down 6.6%
Trucks 96,585 units, up 3.0%
Buses 1,161 units, up 23.8%


Motorcycle Production Data for November 2005

Number of motorcycles produced
Motorcycle production in November 2005 was recorded as 166,616 units. This is 1,136 units or 0.7% up as compared with the 165,480 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

November 2005 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under 20,895 units, down 5,497 units or 20.8%
51 - 125cc 19,723 units, down 7,051 units or 26.3%
126 - 250cc 22,958 units, down 2,109 units or 8.4%
Over 250cc 103,040 units, up 15,793 units or 18.1%

Number of motorcycle domestic sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in November 2005 stood at 48,452 units, an increase of 0.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2005 Motorcycle domestic sales figures by class
50cc or under 30,857 units, down 11.6%
51 - 125cc 7,782 units, up 94.5%
126 - 250cc 7,631 units, up 14.3%
Over 250cc 2,182 units, down 10.3%


Automobile Export Data for November 2005

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in November 2005 was recorded as 445,607 units, up 2,302 units or 0.5% as compared with 443,305 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.

Figures by type of vehicle (Exported units for November 2005)
Passenger cars 392,818 units (including 12,967 units for KD)
Up 13,699 units or 3.6%
Trucks 44,868 units (including 14,805 units for KD)
Down 13,988 units or 23.8%
Buses 7,921 units (including 770 units for KD)
Up 2,591 units or 48.6%

Value of automobiles exported
Total value of automobiles exported for November 2005 was $10,349.82 million including $7,846.13 million for vehicles and $2,503.69 million for parts. This is an increase of $754.45 million or 7.9% as compared with $9,595.37 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for November 2005

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in November 2005 was recorded as 125,179 units, up 4,333 units or 3.6% as compared with 120,846 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 years.

Figures by class of motorcycle (Exported units for November 2005)
50cc or under class 5,350 units, down 2,068 units or 27.9%
51 - 125cc class 14,087 units, down 11,887 units or 45.8%
126 - 250cc class 15,948 units, down 1,151 units or 6.7%
Over 250cc class 89,794 units, up 19,439 units or 27.6%

Value of motorcycles exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for November 2005 was $703.41 million including $599.50 million for vehicles and $103.91 million for parts. This is an increase of $111.27 million or 18.8% as compared with $592.14 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.