February 28, 2007

January 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for January 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in January 2007 was recorded as 898,580 units. Compared with the 862,608 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 35,972 units or 4.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for fifteen consecutive months.

January 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 774,055 units, up 34,041 units or 4.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
424,380 units, up 57,801 units or 15.8%
Small cars 221,681 units, down 41,234 units or 15.7%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
127,994 units, up 17,474 units or 15.8%

2) Trucks: 117,235 units, up 980 units or 0.8%
Standard truck vehicles 50,274 units, up 423 units or 0.8%
Small trucks 31,859 units, up 1,844 units or 6.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
35,102 units, down 1,287 units or 3.5 %

3) Buses: 7,290 units, up 951 units or 15.0%
Large buses 719 units, down 335 units or 31.8%
Small buses 6,571 units, up 1,286 units or 24.3%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in January 2007 stood at 371,335 vehicles, down 6.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 308,256 units, down 5.3%
Trucks 62,071 units, down 9.3%
Buses 1,008 units, down 4.5%

Exports (result) stood at 115.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for January 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in January 2007 was recorded as 143,087 units. This is 6,350 units or 4.2% down as compared with the 149,437 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production down on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

January 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 18,289 units, down 7,004 units or 27.7%
51 - 125cc 11,248 units, up 1,875 units or 20.0%
126 - 250cc 19,341 units, up 1,800 units or 10.3%
Over 250cc 94,209 units, down 3,021 units or 3.1%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in January 2007 stood at 34,406 units, a decrease of 24.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,872 units, down 35.6%
51 - 125cc 4,305 units, up 71.2%
126 - 250cc 3,666 units, down 1.5%
Over 250cc 2,563 units, up 7.3%

Exports (result) stood at 97.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for January 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in January 2007 was recorded as 490,536 units, up 66,752 units or 15.8% as compared with 423,784 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for eighteen consecutive months.

January 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 444,189 units (including 10,900 units for KD)
Up 61,833 units or 16.2%
Trucks 39,194 units (including 13,347 units for KD)
Up 2,739 units or 7.5%
Buses 7,153 units (including 552 units for KD)
Up 2,180 units or 43.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for January 2007 was $10,795.80 million including $8,731.56 million for vehicles and $2,064.24 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,322.45 million or 14.0% as compared with $9,473.35 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for January 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in January 2007 was recorded as 113,880 units, down 2,580 units or 2.2% as compared with 116,460 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export decrease on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

January 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,494 units, down 299 units or 10.7%
51 - 125cc class 7,769 units, down 1,105 units or 12.5%
126 - 250cc class 12,762 units, up 369 units or 3.0%
Over 250cc class 90,855 units, down 1,545 units or 1.7%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for January 2007 was $710.69 million including $607.36 million for vehicles and $103.33 million for parts. This is a decrease of $25.92 million or 3.5% as compared with $736.61 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.