September 29, 2006

August 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for August 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in August 2006 was recorded as 811,944 units. Compared with the 701,990 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 109,954 units or 15.7%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for ten consecutive months.

August 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 678,706 units, up 92,706 units or 15.8%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
344,562 units, up 62,107 units or 22.0%
Small cars 227,599 units, up 11,129 units or 5.1%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
106,545 units, up 19,470 units or 22.4%

2) Trucks: 126,445 units, up 15,551 units or 14.0%
Standard truck vehicles 55,386 units, up 4,181 units or 8.2%
Small trucks 31,920 units, up 2,394 units or 8.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
39,139 units, up 8,976 units or 29.8 %

3) Buses: 6,793 units, up 1,697 units or 33.3%
Large buses 986 units, up 134 units or 15.7%
Small buses 5,807 units, up 1,563 units or 36.8%

The production total for the period from January 2006 through August 2006 stood at 7,497,941 units, up 408,035 units or 5.8% as compared with the production total of 7,089,906 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January 2006 – August 2006 Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 7,497,941 units, up 408,035 units or 5.8%
Passenger cars 6,363,689 units, up 456,442 units or 7.7%
Trucks 1,077,152 units, down 55,121 units or 4.9%
Buses 57,100 units, up 6,714 units or 13.3%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in August 2006 stood at 359,057 vehicles, down 2.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 283,445 units, down 2.5%
Trucks 74,174 units, up 0.5%
Buses 1,438 units, down 11.4%

Exports (result) stood at 123.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for August 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in August 2006 was recorded as 130,859 units. This is 4,974 units or 4.0% up as compared with the 125,885 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production up on the same month of the previous year after two months of downturn.

August 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 19,678 units, up 618 units or 3.2%
51 - 125cc 18,150 units, down 7,598 units or 29.5%
126 - 250cc 28,475 units, down 948 units or 3.2%
Over 250cc 64,556 units, up 12,902 units or 25.0%

The production total for the period from January 2006 through August 2006 stood at 1,140,742 units, up 353 units as compared with the production total of 1,140,389 units recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The January 2006 – August 2006 Production Total Figures by Class
Total : 1,140,742 units, up 353 units
50cc or under 206,174 units, up 1,278 units or 0.6%
51 - 125cc 107,837 units, down 67,934 units or 38.6%
126 - 250cc 174,352 units, down 2,803 units or 1.6%
Over 250cc 652,379 units, up 69,812 units or 12.0%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in August 2006 stood at 56,984 units, a decrease of 0.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 37,078 units, up 0.1%
51 - 125cc 8,880 units, up 19.3%
126 - 250cc 7,309 units, down 19.9%
Over 250cc 3,717 units, down 1.7%

Exports (result) stood at 107.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data  August 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in August 2006 was recorded as 450,255 units, up 86,951 units or 23.9% as compared with 363,304 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirteen consecutive months.

August 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 396,600 units (including 12,936 units for KD)
Up 82,331 units or 26.2%
Trucks 45,788 units (including 15,628 units for KD)
Up 2,463 units or 5.7%
Buses 7,867 units (including 1,078 units for KD)
Up 2,157 units or 37.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for August 2006 was $10,141.93 million including $7,839.31 million for vehicles and $2,302.62 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,763.21 million or 21.0% as compared with $8,378.72 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data August 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in August 2006 was recorded as 83,000 units, up 5,409 units or 7.0% as compared with 77,591 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

August 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 3,479 units, down 1,219 units or 25.9%
51 - 125cc class 9,213 units, down 7,281 units or 44.1%
126 - 250cc class 20,325 units, up 876 units or 4.5%
Over 250cc class 49,983 units, up 13,033 units or 35.3%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for August 2006 was $460.62 million including $368.81 million for vehicles and $91.81 million for parts. This is an increase of $42.33 million or 10.1% as compared with $418.29 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.