January 30, 2006

December 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for December 2005

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in December 2005 was recorded as 884,766 units. Compared with the 791,055 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 93,711 units or 11.8%, and production up on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

December 2005 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 748,805 units, up 81,525 units or 12.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
359,299 units, up 60,529 units or 20.3%
Small cars 274,246 units, up 13,127 units or 5.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
115,260 units, up 7,869 units or 7.3%

2) Trucks: 129,976 units, up 9,904 units or 8.2%
Standard truck vehicles 51,875 units, down 3,972 units or 7.1%
Small trucks 30,455 units, up 323 units or 1.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
47,646 units, up 13,553 units or 39.8%

3) Buses: 5,985 units, up 2,282 units or 61.6%
Large buses 961 units, down 318 units or 24.9%
Small buses 5,024 units, up 2,600 units or 107.3%

Domestic sales in December 2005 stood at 407,968 vehicles, down 9.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.
(325,745 passenger cars, down 12.4%; 81,058 trucks, up 5.9%; and 1,165 buses, up 13.0%.)


Automobile Production Data for Calendar Year 2005 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Produced
The production total for calendar year 2005 (January - December) stood at 10,799,659 units, up 288,141 units or 2.7% as compared with the production total of 10,511,518 units recorded in the previous year, and production up for four consecutive years.

Calendar Year 2005 Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 10,799,659 units, up 288,141 units or 2.7%
Passenger cars 9,016,735 units, up 3.4%
(increase for two consecutive years)
Trucks 1,706,611 units, down 1.4%
(decrease for two consecutive years)
Buses 76,313 units, up 26.3%
(increase after three years of downturn)

Domestic sales total for calendar year 2005 (January - December) stood at 5,852,068 units, down 0.02% as compared with the total recorded in the previous year. It is a decrease on the previous year after three years of upturn.

Calendar Year 2005 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 5,852,068 units, down 0.02%
Passenger cars 4,748,410 units, down 0.4%
Trucks 1,085,904 units, up 1.8%
Buses 17,754 units, down 2.2%


Motorcycle Production Data for December 2005

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in December 2005 was recorded as 161,278 units. This is 8,545 units or 5.0% down as compared with the 169,823 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is production decrease on the same month of the previous year after nine months of upturn.

December 2005 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 25,692 units, down 3,674 units or 12.5%
51 - 125cc 12,539 units, down 5,025 units or 28.6%
126 - 250cc 21,204 units, down 164 units or 0.8%
Over 250cc 101,843 units, up 318 units or 0.3%

Domestic sales (factory shipment) in December 2005 stood at 48,395 units, a decrease of 1.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

December 2005 Motorcycle Domestic Sales (factory shipment) Figures by Class
Total : 48,395 units, down 1.2%
50cc or under 33,794 units, down 6.2%
51 - 125cc 5,329 units, up 20.0%
126 - 250cc 7,224 units, up 29.8%
Over 250cc 2,048 units, down 31.2%


Motorcycle Production Data for Calendar Year 2005 (January – December)

Number of Motorcycles Produced
The production total for calendar year 2005 (January - December) stood at 1,791,585 units, up 52,001 units or 3.0% as compared with the production of 1,739,584 units recorded in the previous year. It is an increase on the previous year after five years of downturn.

Calendar Year 2005 Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 1,791,585 units, up 52,001 units or 3.0%
50cc or under 298,549 units, down 32,900 units or 9.9%
51 - 125cc 260,343 units , down 44,279 units or 14.5%
126 - 250cc 279,274 units , up 8,148 units or 3.0%
Over 250cc 953,419 units, up 121,032 units or 14.5%

Domestic total sales for calendar year 2005 (January - December) stood at 706,513 units, up 0.9% as compared with the figure recorded in the previous year. It is an increase on the previous year after three years of downturn.

Calendar Year 2005 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 706,513 units, up 0.9%
50cc or under 470,922 units, down 5.9%
51 - 125cc 88,747 units , up 41.4%
126 - 250cc 99,658 units , up 2.6%
Over 250cc 47,186 units, up 18.8%


Automobile Export Data for December 2005

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in December 2005 was recorded as 454,844 units, up 17,333 units or 4.0% as compared with 437,511 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units for December 2005)
Passenger cars 405,273 units (including 12,989 units for KD)
Up 30,665 units or 8.2%
Trucks 42,649 units (including 14,697 units for KD)
Down 14,852 units or 25.8%
Buses 6,922 units (including 522 units for KD)
Up 1,520 units or 28.1%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported was $10,565.09 million including $7,954.19 million for vehicles and $2, 610.9 million for parts. This is an increase of $883.31 million or 9.1% as compared with $9,681.78 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for Calendar Year 2005 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export units total for calendar year 2005 (January - December) was recorded as 5,053,061 units, up 95,398 units or 1.9% as compared with 4,957,663 units recorded in the previous year. It is an export increase on the previous year for four consecutive years.

The KD export reached the total of 384,462 units, and it shows a decrease of 18.1% as compared with the previous year.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units total for Year 2005)
Passenger cars 4,363,168 units ,up 60,082 units or 3.5%
(KD)170,887 units, down 29.6%
Trucks 611,956 units, down 32,052 units or 11.0%
(KD)203,399 units, down 6.4%
Buses 77,937 units, up 12,427 units or 39.6%
(KD)10,176 units, up 3.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported in calendar year 2005 (January - December) was recorded as $116,363.34 million including $88,159.05 million for vehicles and $28,204.29 million for parts. This is an increase of $7,573.54 million or 7.0% as compared with $108,789.8 million recorded in the previous year.

Automobile Export Share (%) for Calendar Year 2005
  2005 (Jan - Dec) 2004 (Jan – Dec)
Passenger cars 86.3 85.0
Trucks 12.1 13.9
Buses 1.5 1.1

Export total achieved a 46.8% share of the total production of 10,799,659 units recorded for calendar year 2005. (* 47.2% for calendar year 2004)

Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 420,067 8.3 10.3 - 17.8
Middle East 519,594 10.3 9.2 + 13.6
Europe 1,178,197 23.3 25.7 - 7.6
North America
(U. S. A.)
1,854,438
(1,662,939)
36.7
(32.9)
34.8
(31.5)
+ 7.4
(+ 6.6)
Central America 221,732 4.4 3.8 + 18.6
South America 191,527 3.8 3.2 + 21.3
Africa 209,548 4.1 3.7 + 14.9
Oceania 447,922 8.9 9.1 - 0.2
Others 10,036 0.2 0.2 - 13.9
TOTAL 5,053,061 100.0 100.0 + 1.9


Motorcycle Export Data for December 2005

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in December 2005 was recorded as 140,193 units, down 12,991 units or 8.5% as compared with 153,184 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year after five months of upturn.

Figures by Class of Motorcycle (Exported units for December 2005)
50cc or under class 4,335 units, down 5,674 units or 56.7%
51 - 125cc class 12,213 units, down 8,916 units or 42.2%
126 - 250cc class 13,869 units, down 7,627 units or 35.5%
Over 250cc class 109,776 units, up 9,226 units or 9.2%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for December 2005 was $867.86 million including $741.79 million for vehicles and $126.07 million for parts. This is an increase of $58.58 million or 7.2% as compared with $809.28 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for Calendar Year 2005 (January – December)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in calendar year 2005 (January - December) was recorded as 1,332,223 units, up 5,079 units or 0.4% as compared with 1,327,144 units recorded for the previous year. It is an export increase on the previous year for two consecutive years.

Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle for Calendar Year 2005
  Exported Units Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
50cc or under class 57,860 4.3 6.4 - 31.8
51 - 125cc class 197,378 14.8 20.0 - 25.6
126 - 250cc class 177,824 13.3 13.0 + 2.8
Over 250cc class 899,161 67.5 60.6 + 11.8

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycle exported in calendar year 2005 (January - December) was $7,672.77 million including $6,225.99 million for vehicles and $1,446.78 million for parts. This is an export increase of $755.92 million or10.9% as compared with $6,916.85 million recorded in the previous year.

Export total achieved a 74.4% share of the total production of 1,791,585 units recorded for calendar year 2005. (* 76.3% for calendar year 2004)

Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 82,378 6.2 7.2 - 13.4
Middle East 7,540 0.6 0.4 + 58.2
Europe 466,842 35.0 36.3 - 3.0
North America
(U. S. A.)
625,803
(567,367)
47.0
(42.6)
43.3
(39.6)
+ 8.8
(+ 8.0)
Central America 17,371 1.3 0.9 + 45.2
South America 35,626 2.7 5.6 - 52.4
Africa 35,366 2.7 2.4 + 12.3
Oceania 61,297 4.6 3.9 + 17.3
TOTAL 1,332,223 100.0 100.0 + 0.4