December 27, 2006

November 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for November 2006

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in November 2006 was recorded as 1,033,349 units. Compared with the 962,378 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 70,971 units or 7.4%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for thirteen consecutive months.

November 2006 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 878,825 units, up 71,067 units or 8.8%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
488,746 units, up 96,928 units or 24.7%
Small cars 261,299 units, down 33,418 units or 11.3%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
128,780 units, up 7,557 units or 6.2%

2) Trucks: 146,134 units, down 1,804 units or 1.2%
Standard truck vehicles 63,449 units, up 5,324 units or 9.2%
Small trucks 34,563 units, down 3,630 units or 9.5%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
48,122 units, down 3,498 units or 6.8 %

3) Buses: 8,390 units, up 1,708 units or 25.6%
Large buses 721 units, down 175 units or 19.5%
Small buses 7,669 units, up 1,883 units or 32.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in November 2006 stood at 452,629 vehicles, down 2.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2006 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 362,253 units, down 0.9%
Trucks 89,281 units, down 7.6%
Buses 1,095 units, down 5.7%

Exports (result) stood at 124.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for November 2006

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in November 2006 was recorded as 166,009 units. This is 607 units or 0.4% down as compared with the 166,616 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.

November 2006 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 25,563 units, up 4,668 units or 22.3%
51 - 125cc 10,837 units, down 8,886 units or 45.1%
126 - 250cc 23,675 units, up 717 units or 3.1%
Over 250cc 105,934 units, up 2,894 units or 2.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in November 2006 stood at 43,889 units, a decrease of 9.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2006 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 29,772 units, down 3.5%
51 - 125cc 4,934 units, down 36.6%
126 - 250cc 6,167 units, down 19.2%
Over 250cc 3,016 units, up 38.2%

Exports (result) stood at 95.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data  November 2006

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in November 2006 was recorded as 555,295 units, up 109,688 units or 24.6% as compared with 445,607 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for sixteen consecutive months.

November 2006 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 491,124 units (including 13,420 units for KD)
Up 98,306 units or 25.0%
Trucks 53,789 units (including 17,063 units for KD)
Up 8,921 units or 19.9%
Buses 10,382 units (including 624 units for KD)
Up 2,461 units or 31.1%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for November 2006 was $12,121.03 million including $9,802.76 million for vehicles and $2,318.27 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,771.21 million or 17.1% as compared with $10,349.82 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data November 2006

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in November 2006 was recorded as 118,927 units, down 6,252 units or 5.0% as compared with 125,179 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

November 2006 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 10,140 units, up 4,790 units or 89.5%
51 - 125cc class 6,759 units, down 7,328 units or 52.0%
126 - 250cc class 19,092 units, up 3,144 units or 19.7%
Over 250cc class 82,936 units, down 6,858 units or 7.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for November 2006 was $670.46 million including $560.00 million for vehicles and $110.46 million for parts. This is a decrease of $32.95 million or 4.7% as compared with $703.41 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.