November 29, 2006

October 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for October 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in October 2006 was recorded as 996,165 units. Compared with the 888,505 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 107,660 units or 12.1%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for twelve consecutive months.

October 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 844,343 units, up 112,140 units or 15.3%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
456,087 units, up 110,538 units or 32.0%
Small cars 259,027 units, down 15,297 units or 5.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
129,229 units, up 16,899 units or 15.0%

2) Trucks: 143,729 units, down 6,043 units or 4.0%
Standard truck vehicles 61,426 units, up 2,373 units or 4.0%
Small trucks 33,065 units, down 6,033 units or 15.4%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
49,238 units, down 2,383 units or 4.6 %

3) Buses: 8,093 units, up 1,563 units or 23.9%
Large buses 798 units, down 202 units or 20.2%
Small buses 7,295 units, up 1,765 units or 31.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in October 2006 stood at 411,731 vehicles, down 3.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 332,351 units, down 3.6%
Trucks 78,339 units, down 4.2%
Buses 1,041 units, down 8.3%

Exports (result) stood at 114.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for October 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in October 2006 was recorded as 157,942 units. This is 3,297 units or 2.1% up as compared with the 154,645 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.

October 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,772 units, up 4,357 units or 22.4%
51 - 125cc 8,854 units, down 15,671 units or 63.9%
126 - 250cc 29,344 units, up 5,022 units or 20.6%
Over 250cc 95,972 units, up 9,589 units or 11.1%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in October 2006 stood at 45,293 units, a decrease of 8.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 30,135 units, down 6.0%
51 - 125cc 5,792 units, down 18.3%
126 - 250cc 6,236 units, down 16.4%
Over 250cc 3,130 units, up 1.8%

Exports (result) stood at 95.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data  October 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in October 2006 was recorded as 508,878 units, up 64,184 units or 14.4% as compared with 444,694 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for fifteen consecutive months.

October 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 451,444 units (including 14,785 units for KD)
Up 59,339 units or 15.1%
Trucks 49,750 units (including 15,606 units for KD)
Up 3,893 units or 8.5%
Buses 7,684 units (including 906 units for KD)
Up 952 units or 14.1%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for October 2006 was $11,271.98 million including $9,083.23 million for vehicles and $2,188.75 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,020.63 million or 10.0% as compared with $10,251.35 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data October 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in October 2006 was recorded as 127,517 units, down 5,517 units or 4.1% as compared with 133,034 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

October 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 6,561 units, up 1,995 units or 43.7%
51 - 125cc class 10,927 units, down 10,611 units or 49.3%
126 - 250cc class 23,938 units, up 3,638 units or 17.9%
Over 250cc class 86,091 units, down 539 units or 0.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for October 2006 was $689.58 million including $584.51 million for vehicles and $105.07 million for parts. This is a decrease of $19.16 million or 2.7% as compared with $708.74 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.