April 28, 2006

March 2006 & Fiscal Year 2005 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for March 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in March 2006 was recorded as 1,118,009 units. Compared with the 1,060,433 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 57,576 units or 5.4%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

March 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 961,994 units, up 76,197 units or 8.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
431,378 units, up 40,062 units or 10.2%
Small cars 370,863 units, up 26,871 units or 7.8%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
159,753 units, up 9,264 units or 6.2%

2) Trucks:148,245 units, down 19,076 units or 11.4%
Standard truck vehicles 57,616 units, down 8,742 units or 13.2%
Small trucks 43,726 units, down 3,158 units or 6.7%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
46,903 units, down 7,176 units or 13.3 %

3) Buses:7,770 units, up 455 units or 6.2%
Large buses 995 units, down 152 units or 13.3%
Small buses 6,775 units, up 607 units or 9.8%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in March 2006 stood at 835,198 vehicles, up 0.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle

Passenger cars

688,233 units, up 0.5%

Trucks

143,374 units, down 1.8%

Buses

3,591 units, up 1.0%



Automobile Production Data for Fiscal Year 2005 (April – March)

The production total for fiscal year 2005 (April 2005 – March 2006) stood at 10,893,529 units, up 276,491 units or 2.6% as compared with the production total of 10,617,038 units recorded for fiscal year 2004, and production up for four consecutive fiscal years.

Fiscal Year 2005 Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 10,893,529 units, up 276,491 units or 2.6%

1) Passenger cars:  9,154,147 units, up 336,198 units or 3.8%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
4,305,549 units, up 236,475 units or 5.8%
Small cars 3,431,640 units, up 52,151 units or 1.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
1,416,958 units, up 47,572 units or 3.5%

2) Trucks:1,660,865 units, down 75,404 units or 4.3%
Standard truck vehicles 694,276 units, down 77,4160 units or 10.0%
Small trucks 433,659 units, down 6,739 units or 1.5%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
532,930 units, up 8,751 units or 1.7%

3) Buses:78,517 units, up 15,697 units or 25.0%
Large buses 11,635 units, down 195 units or 1.6%
Small buses 66,882 units, up 15,892 units or 31.2%

Domestic sales total for fiscal year 2005 stood at 5,861,545 units, up 0.7% as compared with the 5,820,722 units recorded for fiscal year 2004. It is an increase after two fiscal years of downturn.

Fiscal Year 2005 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 5,861,545 units, up 0.7%
Passenger cars 4,755,368 units, up 0.1%
Trucks 1,088,317 units, up 3.2%
Buses 17,860 units, up 4.5%


Motorcycle Production Data for March 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in March 2006 was recorded as 172,071 units. This is 5,182 units or 2.9% down as compared with the 177,253 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

March 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 31,137 units, down 2,090 units or 6.3%
51 - 125cc 11,611 units, down 3,249 units or 21.9%
126 - 250cc 22,720 units, up 532 units or 2.4%
Over 250cc 106,603 units, down 375 units or 0.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in March 2006 stood at 84,693 units, an increase of 0.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 58,868 units, up 1.3%
51 - 125cc 8,821 units, up 2.0%
126 - 250cc 10,926 units, up 10.9%
Over 250cc 6,078 units, down 20.7%


Motorcycle Production Data for Fiscal Year 2005 (April – March)

The production total for fiscal year 2005 stood at 1,774,423 units, up 44,955 units or 2.6% as compared with the production of 1,729,468 units recorded for fiscal year 2004. It is an increase after five fiscal years of downturn.

Fiscal Year 2005 Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 1,774,42 units, up 44,955 units or 2.6%
50cc or under 296,102 units, down 33,672 units or 10.2%
51 - 125cc 241,198 units, down 54,549 units or 18.4%
126 - 250cc 282,861 units , up 19,511 units or 7.4%
Over 250cc 954,262 units, up 113,665 units or 13.5%

Domestic sales total for fiscal year 2005 stood at 710,158 units, up 692,656 units or 2.5% as compared with the 692,656 units recorded for fiscal year 2004. It is an increase after three fiscal years of downturn.

Fiscal Year 2005 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 710,158 units, up 2.5%
50cc or under 478,353 units, down 2.2%
51 - 125cc 85,080 units, up 26.4%
126 - 250cc 100,843 units, up 8.5%
Over 250cc 45,882 units, up 6.3%


Automobile Export Data March 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in March 2006 was recorded as 525,551 units, up 86,863 units or 19.8% as compared with 438,688 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

March 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 467,244 units (including 17,753 units for KD)
Up 98,219 units or 26.6%
Trucks 51,098 units (including 15,599 units for KD)
Down 11,323 units or 18.1%
Buses 7,209 units (including 791 units for KD)
Down 33 units or 0.5%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for March 2006 was $13,446.11 million including $9,070.89 million for vehicles and $4,375.22 million for parts. This is an increase of $3,299.38 million or 32.5% as compared with $10,146.73 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for Fiscal Year 2005 (April – March)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export units total for fiscal year 2005 was recorded as 5,256,637 units, up 277,850 units or 5.6% as compared with 4,978,787 units recorded for fiscal year 2004. It is an export increase for four consecutive fiscal years.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units total for fiscal year 2005)
Passenger cars 4,595,313 units, up 363,512 units or 8.6%
(KD)172,573 units, down 20.0%
Trucks 581,238 units, down 105,689 units or 15.4%
(KD)193,592 units, down 12.0%
Buses 80,086 units, up 20,027 units or 33.3%
 (KD)9,815 units, up 3.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported in fiscal year 2005 was recorded as $122,160.3 million including $91,384.12 million for vehicles and $30,776.18 million for parts. This is an increase of $12,212.63 million or 11.1% as compared with $109,947.67 million recorded for fiscal year 2005.

Automobile Export Share (%) for Fiscal Year 2005
  FY 2005
 (’05 Apr – ’06 Mar)
FY 2004
 (’04 Apr – ’05 Mar)
Passenger cars 87.4 85.0
Trucks 11.1 13.8
Buses 1.5 1.2
TOTAL 100.0 100.0

Export total achieved a 48.3% share of the total production of 10,893,529 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. (* 46.9% for fiscal year 2004)

Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%) for Fiscal Year 2005
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 404,779 7.7 9.8 - 17.3
Middle East 560,908 10.7 9.1 + 24.2
Europe 1,222,039 23.2 25.5 - 3.7
North America
(U. S. A.)
1,980,557
(1,777,953)
37.7
(33.8)
35.1
(31.6)
+ 13.5
(+ 12.9)
Central America 228,252 4.3 3.9 + 18.6
South America 192,321 3.7 3.4 + 13.5
Africa 222,975 4.2 3.9 + 16.1
Oceania 434,661 8.3 9.2 - 5.0
Others 10,145 0.2 0.2 - 16.9
TOTAL 5,256,637 100.0 100.0 + 5.6


Motorcycle Export Data for March 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in March 2006 was recorded as 121,926 units, down 6,907 units or 5.4% as compared with 128,833 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.

March 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,535 units, down 2,202 units or 46.5%
51 - 125cc class 7,837 units, down 1,913 units or 19.6%
126 - 250cc class 11,440 units, up 1,362 units or 13.5%
Over 250cc class 100,114 units, down 4,154 units or 4.0%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for March 2006 was $792.02 million including $666 million for vehicles and $126.02 million for parts. This is a decrease of $26.15 million or 3.2% as compared with $818.17 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for Fiscal Year 2005 (April – March)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in fiscal year 2005 was recorded as 1,302,012 units, down 8,667 units or 0.7% as compared with 1,310,679 units recorded for fiscal year 2004. It is an export decrease after two fiscal years of upturn.

Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle for Fiscal Year 2005
  Exported Units Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
50cc or under class 48,309 3.7 7.0 - 47.2
51 - 125cc class 181,556 13.9 19.9 - 30.3
126 - 250cc class 181,849 14.0 12.6 + 10.5
Over 250cc class 890,298 68.4 60.6 + 12.1

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycle exported in fiscal year 2005 was $7,639.51 million including $6,214.08 million for vehicles and $1,425.43 million for parts. This is an export increase of $710.92 million or 10.3% as compared with $6,928.59 million recorded in the fiscal year 2004.

Export total achieved a 73.4% share of the total production of 1,774,423 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. (* 75.8% for fiscal year 2004)

Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%) for Fiscal Year 2005
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 74,693 5.7 7.0 - 19.1
Middle East 9,596 0.7 0.4 + 102.9
Europe 451,585 34.7 34.1 + 1.0
North America
(U. S. A.)
624,231
(570,956)
47.9
(43.9)
44.8
(41.1)
+ 6.2
(+ 6.0)
Central America 17,179 1.3 1.0 + 34.5
South America 28,020 2.2 6.1 - 64.9
Africa 36,340 2.8 2.4 + 14.5
Oceania 60,368 4.6 4.2 + 10.9
TOTAL 1,302,012 100.0 100.0 - 0.7