June 29, 2006

May 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for May 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in May 2006 was recorded as 814,646 units. Compared with the 786,946 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 27,700 units or 3.5%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

May 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 686,421 units, up 40,429 units or 6.3%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
338,989 units, up 41,462 units or 13.9%
Small cars 239,390 units, down 3,846 units or 1.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
108,042 units, up 2,813 units or 2.7%

2) Trucks: 121,571 units, down13,957 units or 10.3%
Standard truck vehicles 49,175 units, down 9,960 units or 16.8%
Small trucks 30,150 units, down 1,592 units or 5.0%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
42,246 units, down 2,405 units or 5.4%

3) Buses: 6,654 units, up 1,228 units or 22.6%
Large buses 732 units, down 173 units or 19.1%
Small buses 5,922 units, up 1,401 units or 31.0%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in May 2006 stood at 404,295 vehicles, down 4.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 322,708 units, down 6.4%
Trucks 80,573 units, up 1.5%
Buses 1,014 units, down 3.4%


Motorcycle Production Data for May 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in May 2006 was recorded as 125,577 units. This is 6,506 units or 5.5% up as compared with the 119,071 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

May 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 22,295 units, up 282 units or 1.3%
51 - 125cc 15,734 units, down 11,963 units or 43.2%
126 - 250cc 17,646 units, down 1,562 units or 8.1%
Over 250cc 69,902 units, up 19,749 units or 39.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in May 2006 stood at 57,712 units, a decrease of 4.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 37,853 units, down 5.4%
51 - 125cc 6, 915 units, down 8.6%
126 - 250cc 7,909 units, down 4.2%
Over 250cc 5,035 units, up 17.2%


Automobile Export Data  May 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in May 2006 was recorded as 459,259 units, up 83,645 units or 22.3% as compared with 375,614 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for ten consecutive months.

May 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 409,185 units (including 14,385 units for KD)
Up 87,936 units or 27.4%
Trucks 43,028 units (including 14,727 units for KD)
Down 6,068 units or 12.4%
Buses 7,046 units (including 801 units for KD)
Up 1,777 units or 33.7%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for May 2006 was $10,044.86 million including $7,814.62 million for vehicles and $2,230.24 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,467.77 million or 17.1% as compared with $8,577.09 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for May 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in May 2006 was recorded as 81,183 units, up 6,218 units or 8.3% as compared with 74,965 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

May 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 5,996 units, up 4,408 units or 277.6%
51 - 125cc class 10,014 units, down 5,250 units or 34.4%
126 - 250cc class 5,891 units, down 1,272 units or 17.8%
Over 250cc class 59,282 units, up 8,332 units or 16.4%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for May 2006 was $485.76 million including $376.54 million for vehicles and $109.22 million for parts. This is an increase of $33.93 million or 7.5% as compared with $451.83 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.