February 28, 2006

January 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for January 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in January 2006 was recorded as 862,608 units. Compared with the 855,481 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 7,127 units or 0.8%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

January 2006 Automobile production figures by type of vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 740,014 units, up 21,772 units or 3.0%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
354,798 units, up 35,650 units or 11.2%
Small cars 274,696 units, down 13,334 units or 4.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
110,520 units, down 544 units or 0.5%

2) Trucks:116,255 units, down 16,138 units or 12.2%
Standard truck vehicles 49,851 units, down 11,634 units or 18.9%
Small trucks 30,015 units, up 526 units or 1.8%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
36,389 units, down 5,030 units or 12.1 %

3) Buses:6,339 units, up 1,493 units or 30.8%
Large buses 1,054 units, up 142 units or 15.6%
Small buses 5,285 units, up 1,351 units or 34.3%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in January 2006 stood at 394,846 vehicles, up 0.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2006 Automobile domestic sales figures by type of vehicle
Passenger cars 325,364 units, up 0.1%
Trucks 68,426 units, up 3.9%
Buses 1,056 units, down 4.2%


Motorcycle Production Data for January 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in January 2006 was recorded as 149,437 units. This is 10,257 units or 6.4% down as compared with the 159,694 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

January 2006 Motorcycle production figures by class
50cc or under 25,293 units, down 3,410 units or 11.9%
51 - 125cc 9,373 units, down 7,984 units or 46.0%
126 - 250cc 17,541 units, up 828 units or 5.0%
Over 250cc 97,230 units, up 309 units or 0.3%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in January 2006 stood at 45,689 units, an increase of 10.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2006 Motorcycle domestic sales figures by class
50cc or under 37,065 units, up 17.1%
51 - 125cc 2,515 units, down 28.7%
126 - 250cc 3,720 units, down 16.4%
Over 250cc 2,389 units, up 30.4%


Automobile Export Data forJanuary 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in January 2006 was recorded as 423,784 units, up 62,577 units or 17.3% as compared with 361,207 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units for January 2006)
Passenger cars 382,356 units (including 11,768 units for KD)
Up 70,002 units or 22.4%
Trucks 36,455 units (including 12,073 units for KD)
Down 8,814 units or 19.5%
Buses 4,973 units (including 545 units for KD)
Up 1,389 units or 38.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for January 2006 was $9,473.35 million including $7,367.82 million for vehicles and $2,105.53 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,548.66 million or 19.5% as compared with $7,924.69 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for January 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in January 2006 was recorded as 116,460 units, down 12,522 units or 9.7% as compared with 128,982 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive years.

Figures by Class of Motorcycle (Exported units for January 2006)
50cc or under class 2,793 units, down 5,471 units or 66.2%
51 - 125cc class 8,874 units, down 5,177 units or 36.8%
126 - 250cc class 12,393 units, up 95 units or 0.8%
Over 250cc class 92,400 units, down 1,969 units or 2.1%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for January 2006 was $736.61 million including $620.49 million for vehicles and $116.12 million for parts. This is an increase of $1.3 million or 0.2% as compared with $735.31 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.