July 31, 2006

June 2006 and First Half of 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for June 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in June 2006 was recorded as 1,019,502 units. Compared with the 951,206 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 68,296 units or 7.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

June 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 861,449 units, up 79,197 units or 10.1%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
413,345 units, up 50,980 units or 14.1%
Small cars 310,152 units, up 11,978 units or 4.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
137,952 units, up 16,239 units or 13.3%

2) Trucks: 150,202 units, down 11,465 units or 7.1%
Standard truck vehicles 62,921 units, down 6,600 units or 9.5%
Small trucks 40,231 units, down 312 units or 0.8%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
47,050 units, down 4,553 units or 8.8%

3) Buses: 7,851 units, up 564 units or 7.7%
Large buses 1,073 units, down 34 units or 3.1%
Small buses 6,778 units, up 598 units or 9.7%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in June 2006 stood at 509,924 vehicles, down 1.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

June 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 405,769 units, down 2.8%
Trucks 102,897 units, up 4.2%
Buses 1,258 units, up 4.1%


Automobile Production Data for the First Half of 2006 (January – June)

The production total for the first half of 2006 stood at 5,708,141 units, up 223,720 units or 4.1% as compared with the production total of 5,484,421 units recorded in the same period of the previous year, and production up in the same period of the previous year for five consecutive years.

The January – June 2006 production total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 5,708,141 units, up 223,720 units or 4.1%
Passenger cars 4,862,726 units, up 299,877 units or 6.6%
Trucks 802,536 units, down 81,148 units or 9.2%
Buses 42,879 units, up 4,991 units or 13.2%

Domestic sales total for the period from January through June 2006 stood at 3,071,000 units, down 1.0% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The January – June 2006 domestic sales total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 3,071,000 units, down 1.0%
Passenger cars 2,498,409 units, down 1.7%
Trucks 562,825 units, up 2.0%
Buses 9,766 units, up 0.7%


Motorcycle Production Data forJune 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in June 2006 was recorded as 133,684 units. This is 4,580 units or 3.5% up as compared with the 129,104 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

June 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 24,105 units, up 705 units or 3.0%
51 - 125cc 19,682 units, down 13,558 units or 40.8%
126 - 250cc 21,303 units, down 3,422 units or 13.8%
Over 250cc 68,594 units, up 20,855 units or 43.7%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in June 2006 stood at 60,237 units, a decrease of 1.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

June 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 38,156 units, down 3.1%
51 - 125cc 7,687 units, up 6.0%
126 - 250cc 9,471 units, up 2.1%
Over 250cc 4,923 units, down 3.8%


Motorcycle Production Data for  the First Half of 2006 (January – June)

The production total for the first half of 2006 stood at 878,169 units, up 15 units or remained unchanged as compared with the production of 878,154 units recorded for the same period for the previous year. It is an increase in the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The January – June 2006 Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 878,169 units, up 15 units, remained unchanged
50cc or under 159,598 units, up 2,634 units or 1.7%
51 - 125cc 74,454 units, down 49,988 units or 40.2%
126 - 250cc 116,885 units , down 1,141 units or 1.0%
Over 250cc 527,232 units, up 48,510 units or 10.1%

Domestic total sales for the period from January through June 2006 stood at 361,461 units, up 0.1% as compared with the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January – June 2006 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 361,461 units, up 0.1%
50cc or under 249,942 units, up 1.2%
51 - 125cc 35,448 units, down 9.4%
126 - 250cc 48,673 units, up 3.4%
Over 250cc 27,398 units, down 2.2%


Automobile Export DataJune 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in June 2006 was recorded as 507,608 units, up 64,817 units or 14.6% as compared with 442,791 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for eleven consecutive months.

June 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 453,292 units (including 17,690 units for KD)
Up 76,252 units or 20.2%
Trucks 46,487 units (including 16,056 units for KD)
Down 11,886 units or 20.4%
Buses 7,829 units (including 997 units for KD)
Up 451 units or 6.1%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for June 2006 was $11,268.27 million including $8,708.04 million for vehicles and $2,560.23 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,052.44 million or 10.3% as compared with $10,215.83 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for  the First Half of 2006 (January – June)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export units total for the first half of 2006 was recorded as 2,855,284 units, up 397,297 units or 16.2% as compared with 2,457,987 units recorded for the same period for the previous year. It is an export increase for the same period for five consecutive years.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units total for the first half of 2006)
Passenger cars

2,546,906 units, up 455,270 units or 21.8%
(KD)92,390 units

Trucks

267,132 units, down 62,572 units or 19.0%
(KD)89,453 units

Buses

41,246 units, up 4,599 units or 12.5%
 (KD)4,466 units

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported in the first half of 2006 was recorded as $65,251.64 million including $49,138.63 million for vehicles and $16,113.01 million for parts. This is an increase of $8,944.67 million or 15.9% as compared with $56,306.97 million recorded for the same period for the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data forJune 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in June 2006 was recorded as 99,827 units, up 11,574 units or13.1% as compared with 88,253 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

June 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 3,463 units, down 911 units or 20.8%
51 - 125cc class 16,876 units, down 10,635 units or 38.7%
126 - 250cc class 11,853 units, down 3,259 units or 21.6%
Over 250cc class 67,635 units, up 26,379 units or 63.9%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for June 2006 was $541.69 million including $431.72 million for vehicles and $109.97 million for parts. This is an increase of $84.34 million or 18.4% as compared with $457.35 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of 2006 (January – June)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the first half of 2006 was recorded as 662,341 units, up 2,577 units or 0.4% as compared with 659,764 units recorded for the same period for the previous year. It is an export increase after two years of downturn.

Export figures by class of motorcycle  (Exported units for the period January - June 2006)
50cc or under class 24,334 units, down 5,786 units or 19.2%
51 - 125cc class 59,044 units, down 31,413 units or 34.7%
126 - 250cc class 65,520 units, down 1,121 units or 1.7%
Over 250cc class 513,443 units, up 40,897 units or 8.7%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycle exported for the first half of 2006 was $4,067.69 million including $3,355.21 million for vehicles and $712.48 million for parts. This is an export increase of $125.37 million or 3.2% as compared with $3,942.32 million recorded for the same period for the previous year.