May 30, 2006

April 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for April 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in April 2006 was recorded as 904,821 units. Compared with the 870,967 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 33,854 units or 3.9%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

April 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 766,749 units, up 42,839 units or 5.9%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
370,643 units, up 23,269 units or 6.7%
Small cars 272,507 units, up 9,309 units or 3.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
123,599 units, up 10,261 units or 9.1%

2) Trucks: 130,819 units, down 9,980 units or 7.1%
Standard truck vehicles 54,497 units, down 8,500 units or 13.5%
Small trucks 32,744 units, down 2,375 units or 6.8%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
43,578 units, up 895 units or 2.1 %

3) Buses: 7,253 units, up 995 units or 15.9%
Large buses 784 units, down 187 units or 19.3%
Small buses 6,469 units, up 1,182 units or 22.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in April 2006 stood at 391,963 vehicles, down 3.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 312,843 units, down 5.0%
Trucks 77,802 units, up 4.5%
Buses 1,318 units, down 4.1%


Motorcycle Production Data for April 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in April 2006 was recorded as 142,431 units. This is 6,091 units or 4.5% up as compared with the 136,340 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year after five months of downturn.

April 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 27,456 units, up 4,094 units or 17.5%
51 - 125cc 10,701 units, down 5,322 units or 33.2%
126 - 250cc 19,361 units, up 256 units or 1.3%
Over 250cc 84,913 units, up 7,063 units or 9.1%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in April 2006 stood at 63,740 units, a decrease of 0.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 41,169 units, down 2.4%
51 - 125cc 6,819 units, up 3.0%
126 - 250cc 10,571 units, up 5.5%
Over 250cc 5,181 units, up 3.0%


Automobile Export Data April 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in April 2006 was recorded as 473,632 units, up 45,259 units or 10.6% as compared with 428,373 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for nine consecutive months.

April 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 422,168 units (including 16,240 units for KD)
Up 58,937 units or 16.2%
Trucks 44,374 units (including 15,705 units for KD)
Down 13,900 units or 23.9%
Buses 7,090 units (including 583 units for KD)
Up 222 units or 3.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for April 2006 was $10,590.23 million including $8,122.93 million for vehicles and $2,467.3 million for parts. This is an increase of $629.21 million or 6.3% as compared with $9,961.02 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for April 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in April 2006 was recorded as 120,209 units, up 14,996 units or 14.3% as compared with 105,213 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year after five months of downturn.

April 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 3,324 units, up 268 units or 8.8%
51 - 125cc class 8,654 units, up 294 units or 3.5%
126 - 250cc class 10,661 units, down 615 units or 5.5%
Over 250cc class 97,570 units, up 15,049 units or 18.2%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for April 2006 was $738.21 million including $610.87 million for vehicles and $127.34 million for parts. This is an increase of $40.37 million or 5.8% as compared with $697.84 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.