March 30, 2006

February 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for February 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in February 2006 was recorded as 988,555 units. Compared with the 959,388 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 29,167 units or 3.0%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

February 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 846,099 units, up 39,443 units or 4.9%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
398,303 units, up 38,477 units or 10.7%
Small cars 318,486 units, up 1,481 units or 0.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
129,310 units, down 515 units or 0.4%

2) Trucks: 135,444 units, down 10,532 units or 7.2%
Standard truck vehicles 54,506 units, down 9,011 units or 14.2%
Small trucks 36,910 units, down 472 units or 1.3%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
44,028 units, down 1,049 units or 2.3 %

3) Buses: 7,012 units, up 256 units or 3.8%
Large buses 1,053 units, down 118 units or 10.1%
Small buses 5,959 units, up 374 units or 6.7%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in February 2006 stood at 534,787 vehicles, up 1.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 443,502 units, up 0.7%
Trucks 89,756 units, up 2.8%
Buses 1,529 units, up 8.3%


Motorcycle Production Data for February 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in February 2006 was recorded as 154,969 units. This is 1,723 units or 1.1% down as compared with the 156,692 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

February 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 29,312 units, up 3,053 units or 11.6%
51 - 125cc 7,353 units, down 7,912 units or 51.8%
126 - 250cc 18,314 units, up 2,227 units or 13.8%
Over 250cc 99,990 units, up 909 units or 0.9%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in February 2006 stood at 49,390 units, a decrease of 2.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 36,831 units, up 3.6%
51 - 125cc 2,691 units, down 51.3%
126 - 250cc 6,076 units, up 16.2%
Over 250cc 3,792 units, down 6.8%


Automobile Export Data February 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in February 2006 was recorded as 465,450 units, up 54,136 units or 13.2% as compared with 411,314 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

February 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 412,661 units (including 14,554 units for KD)
Up 63,924 units or 18.3%
Trucks 45,690 units (including 15,293 units for KD)
Down 10,581 units or 18.8%
Buses 7,099 units (including 749 units for KD)
Up 793 units or 12.6%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for February 2006 was $10,428.49 million including $8,054.32 million for vehicles and $2,374.17 million for parts. This is an increase of $946.89 million or 10.0% as compared with $9,481.6 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for February 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in February 2006 was recorded as 122,736 units, down 10,782 units or 8.1% as compared with 133,518 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

February 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 6,223 units, down 1,878 units or 23,2%
51 - 125cc class 6,789 units, down 8,732 units or 56.3%
126 - 250cc class 13,282 units, up 2,568 units or 24.0%
Over 250cc class 96,442 units, down 2,740 units or 2.8%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for February 2006 was $773.39 million including $649.58 million for vehicles and $123.81 million for parts. This is a decrease of $8.42 million or 1.1% as compared with $781.81 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.