March 30, 2007

February 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for February 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in February 2007 was recorded as 1,007,379 units. Compared with the 988,555 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 18,824 units or 1.9%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for sixteen consecutive months.

February 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 868,993 units, up 22,894 units or 2.7%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
473,822 units, up 62,916 units or 15.3%
Small cars 256,219 units, down 49,664 units or 16.2%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
138,952 units, up 9,642 units or 7.5%

2) Trucks: 129,931 units, down 5,513 units or 4.1%
Standard truck vehicles 57,550 units, up 3,044 units or 5.6%
Small trucks 34,861 units, down 2,049 units or 5.6%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,520 units, down 6,508 units or 14.8 %

3) Buses: 8,455 units, up 1,443 units or 20.6%
Large buses 856 units, down 197 units or 18.7%
Small buses 7,599 units, up 1,640 units or 27.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in February 2007 stood at 505,116 vehicles, down 5.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 424,936 units, down 4.2%
Trucks 78,718 units, down 12.3%
Buses 1,462 units, down 4.4%

Exports (result) stood at 111.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for February 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in February 2007 was recorded as 157,873 units. This is 2,904 units or 1.9% up as compared with the 154,969 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production up on the same month of the previous year after four months of downturn.

February 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 25,312 units, down 4,000 units or 13.6%
51 - 125cc 12,724 units, up 5,371 units or 73.0%
126 - 250cc 17,100 units, down 1,214 units or 6.6%
Over 250cc 102,737 units, up 2,747 units or 2.7%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in February 2007 stood at 49,088 units, a decrease of 0.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 34,340 units, down 6.8%
51 - 125cc 5,052 units, up 87.7%
126 - 250cc 6,021 units, down 0.9%
Over 250cc 3,675 units, down 3.1%

Exports (result) stood at 112.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for February 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in February 2007 was recorded as 519,695 units, up 54,245 units or 11.7% as compared with 465,450 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for nineteen consecutive months.

February 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 462,188 units (including 12,691 units for KD)
Up 49,527 units or 12.0%
Trucks 49,113 units (including 17,612 units for KD)
Up 3,423 units or 7.5%
Buses 8,394 units (including 591 units for KD)
Up 1,295 units or 18.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for February 2007 was $11,790.48 million including $9,337.85 million for vehicles and $2,452.63 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,361.99 million or 13.1% as compared with $10,428.49 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for February 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in February 2007 was recorded as 137,499 units, up 14,763 units or 12.0% as compared with 122,736 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year after six months of downturn.

February 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,979 units, down 3,244 units or 52.1%
51 - 125cc class 9,709 units, up 2,920 units or 43.0%
126 - 250cc class 11,977 units, down 1,305 units or 9.8%
Over 250cc class 112,834 units, up 16,392 units or 17.0%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for February 2007 was $878.72 million including $755.56 million for vehicles and $123.16 million for parts. This is an increase of $15.33 million or 13.6% as compared with $773.39 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.