October 30, 2006

September 2006 and First Half of Fiscal Year 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for September 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in September 2006 was recorded as 1,001,738 units. Compared with the 974,104 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 27,634 units or 2.8%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for eleven consecutive months.

September 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 847,102 units, up 26,380 units or 3.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
424,526 units, up 41,695 units or 10.9%
Small cars 284,416 units, down 28,102 units or 9.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
138,160 units, up 12,787 units or 10.2%

2) Trucks: 147,071 units, up 419 units or 0.3%
Standard truck vehicles 65,462 units, up 5,212 units or 8.7%
Small trucks 38,194 units, down 2,586 units or 6.3%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
43,415 units, down 2,207 units or 4.8 %

3) Buses: 7,565 units, up 835 units or 12.4%
Large buses 967 units, up 117 units or 13.8%
Small buses 6,598 units, up 718 units or 12.2%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in September 2006 stood at 546,963 vehicles, down 3.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 438,105 units, down 4.3%
Trucks 107,189 units, down 0.4%
Buses 1,669 units, up 15.3%

Exports (result) stood at 115.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2006 (April – September)

The production total for the first half of fiscal year 2006 (April - September) stood at 5,530,507 units, up 341,799 units or 6.6% as compared with the production total of 5,188,708 units recorded in the same period of the previous year, and production up in the same period of the previous year for three consecutive years.

The April – September 2006 production total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 5,530,507 units, up 341,799 units or 6.6%
Passenger cars 4,662,684 units, up 345,410 units or 8.0%
Trucks 824,279 units, down 8,956 units or 1.1%
Buses 43,544 units, up 5,345 units or 14.0%

Domestic sales total for the period from April through September 2006 stood at 2,702,522 units, down 3.4% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The April – September 2006 domestic sales total figures by type of vehicle
Total : 2,702,522 units, down 3.4%
Passenger cars 2,159,134 units, down 4.6%
Trucks 535,272 units, up 1.5%
Buses 8,116 units, down 1.3%

Exports (result) for the period from April through September 2006 stood at 117.6% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for September 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in September 2006 was recorded as 153,104 units. This is 15,553 units or 9.2% down as compared with the 168,657 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production down on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

September 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 27,049 units, down 602 units or 2.2%
51 - 125cc 14,003 units, down 13,782 units or 49.6%
126 - 250cc 28,684 units, down 4,951 units or 14.7%
Over 250cc 83,368 units, up 3,782 units or 4.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in September 2006 stood at 75,434 units, a decrease of 4.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 50,085 units, down 0.3%
51 - 125cc 12,593 units, down 8.1%
126 - 250cc 8,431 units, down 22.6%
Over 250cc 4,325 units, up 6.3%

Exports (result) stood at 99.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2006 (April – September)

The production total for the first half of fiscal year 2006 (April - September) stood at 817,369 units, up 1,962 units or 0.2% as compared with the production of 815,407 units recorded in the same period of the previous year. It is an increase of the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The April – September 2006 production total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 817,369 units, up 1,962 units or 0.2%
50cc or under 147,481 units, up 3,123 units or 2.2%
51 - 125cc 93,503 units , down 62,571 units or 40.1%
126 - 250cc 144,461 units , down 11,341 units or 7.3%
Over 250cc 431,924 units, up 72,751 units or 20.3%

Domestic total sales for the period from April through September 2006 stood at 373,965 units, down 2.6% as compared with the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The April – September 2006 domestic sales total figures by class of motorcycle
Total : 373,965 units, down 2.6%
50cc or under 244,002 units, down 2.0%
51 - 125cc 50,363 units , down 1.0%
126 - 250cc 52,521 units , down 9.1%
Over 250cc 27,079 units, up 2.9%

Exports (result) for the period from April through September 2006 stood at 108.9% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for September 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in September 2006 was recorded as 531,773 units, up 71,496 units or 15.5% as compared with 460,277 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for fourteen consecutive months.

September 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 469,171 units (including 15,175 units for KD)
Up 65,785 units or 16.3%
Trucks 53,992 units (including 18,737 units for KD)
Up 3,946 units or 7.9%
Buses 8,610 units (including 1,190 units for KD)
Up 1,765 units or 25.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for September 2006 was $12,021.91 million including $9,473.71 million for vehicles and $2,548.20 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,480.51 million or 14.0% as compared with $10,541.40 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2006 (April – September)

Number of automobiles exported
Automobile export in the first half of fiscal year 2006 (April - September) was recorded as 2,936,129 units, up 439,422 units or 17.6% as compared with 2,496,707 units recorded in the same period of the previous year. It is an export increase for the same period of the year for three consecutive years.

April - September 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 2,604,306 units (including 94,380 units for KD)
Up 461,450 units or 21.5%
Trucks 285,271 units (including 98,977 units for KD)
Down 29,350 units or 9.3%
Buses 46,552 units (including 5,714 units for KD)
Up 7,322 units or 18.7%

Value of automobiles exported
The total value of automobiles exported in the first half of fiscal year 2006 (April - September) was $65,347.22 million including $50,746.80 million for vehicles and $14,600.42 million for parts. This is an increase of $7,703.16 million or 13.4% as compared with $57,644.06 million recorded in the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for September 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in September 2006 was recorded as 107,309 units, down 701 units or 0.6% as compared with 108,010 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year after six months of upturn.

September 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 3,457 units, down 951 units or 21.6%
51 - 125cc class 12,304 units, down 6,765 units or 35.5%
126 - 250cc class 20,492 units, down 4,581 units or 18.3%
Over 250cc class 71,056 units, up 11,596 units or 19.5%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for September 2006 was $592.48 million including $482.93 million for vehicles and $109.55 million for parts. This is an increase of $22.81 million or 4.0% as compared with $569.67 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2006 (April – September)

Number of motorcycles exported
Motorcycle export in the first half of fiscal year 2006 (April - September) was recorded as 590,562 units, up 48,078 units or 8.9% as compared with 542,484 units recorded in the same period of the previous year. It is an export increase for the same period of the year for three consecutive years.

April - September 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 22,775 units, up 268 units or 1.2%
51 - 125cc class 73,540 units, down 36,678 units or 33.3%
126 - 250cc class 85,745 units, down 8,872 units or 9.4%
Over 250cc class 408,502 units, up 93,360 units or 29.6%

Value of motorcycles exported
The total value of motorcycle exported in the first half of fiscal year 2006 (April - September) was $3,359.82 million including $2,700.80 million for vehicles and $659.02 million for parts. This is an export increase of $302.35 million or 9.9% as compared with $3,057.47 million recorded in the same period of the previous year.