April 27, 2007

March 2007 & Fiscal Year 2006 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for March 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in March 2007 was recorded as 1,080,188 units. Compared with the 1,118,009 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 37,821 units or 3.4%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after seventeen months of upturn.

March 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 937,390 units, down 24,604 units or 2.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
496,728 units, up 53,470 units or 12.1%
Small cars 281,593 units, down 77,390 units or 21.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
159,069 units, down 684 units or 0.4%

2) Trucks: 133,178 units, down 15,067 units or 10.2%
Standard truck vehicles 62,419 units, up 4,803 units or 8.3%
Small trucks 33,367 units, down 10,359 units or 23.7%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,392 units, down 9,511 units or 20.3 %

3) Buses: 9,620 units, up 1,850 units or 23.8%
Large buses 955 units, down 40 units or 4.0%
Small buses 8,665 units, up 1,890 units or 27.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in March 2007 stood at 767,366 vehicles, down 8.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 639,461 units, down 7.1%
Trucks 124,755 units, down 13.0%
Buses 3,150 units, down 12.3%

Automobile Production Data for Fiscal Year 2006 (April – March)

The production total for fiscal year 2006 (April 2006 – March 2007) stood at 11,501,208 units, up 607,679 units or 5.6% as compared with the production total of 10,893,529 units recorded for fiscal year 2005, and production up for five consecutive fiscal years.

Fiscal Year 2006 Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 11,501,208 units, up 607,679 units or 5.6%

1) Passenger cars: 9,788,846 units, up 634,699 units or 6.9%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
5,089,554 units, up 747,741 units or 17.2%
Small cars 3,134,038 units, down 261,338 units or 7.7%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
1,565,254 units, up 148,296 units or 10.5%

2) Trucks: 1,619,481 units, down 41,384 units or 2.5%
Standard truck vehicles 707,680 units, up 13,404 units or 1.9%
Small trucks 408,840 units, down 24,819 units or 5.7%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
502,961 units, down 29,969 units or 5.6%

3) Buses: 92,881 units, up 14,364 units or 18.3%
Large buses 10,491 units, down 1,144 units or 9.8%
Small buses 82,390 units, up 15,508 units or 23.2%

Domestic sales total for fiscal year 2006 stood at 5,618,499 units, down 4.1% as compared with the 5,861,545 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. It is a decrease after two fiscal years of upturn.

Fiscal Year 2006 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 5,618,499 units, down 4.1%
Passenger cars 4,557,294 units, down 4.2%
Trucks 1,044,161 units, down 4.1%
Buses 17,044 units, down 4.6%

Motorcycle Production Data for March 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in March 2007 was recorded as 176,335 units. This is 4,264 units or 2.5% up as compared with the 172,071 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

March 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 29,786 units, down 1,351 units or 4.3%
51 - 125cc 11,342 units, down 269 units or 2.3%
126 - 250cc 18,230 units, down 4,490 units or 19.8%
Over 250cc 116,977 units, up 10,374 units or 9.7%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in March 2007 stood at 77,522 units, a decrease of 8.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 54,776 units, down 7.0%
51 - 125cc 9,383 units, up 6.4%
126 - 250cc 8,081 units, down 26.0%
Over 250cc 5,282 units, down 13.1%

Motorcycle Production Data for Fiscal Year 2006 (April – March)

The production total for fiscal year 2006 stood at 1,772,204 units, down 2,219 units or 0.1% as compared with the production of 1,774,423 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. It is a decrease after two fiscal years of upturn.

Fiscal Year 2006 Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 1,772,204 units, down 2,219 units or 0.1%
50cc or under 293,891 units, down 2,211 units or 0.7%
51 - 125cc 156,845 units, down 84,353 units or 35.0%
126 - 250cc 272,139 units , down 10,722 units or 3.8%
Over 250cc 1,049,329 units, up 95,067 units or 10.0%

Domestic sales total for fiscal year 2006 stood at 681,610 units, down 28,548 units or 4.0% as compared with the 710,158 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. It is a decrease after two fiscal years of upturn.

Fiscal Year 2006 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 681,610 units, down 4.0%
50cc or under 458,420 units, down 4.2%
51 - 125cc 86,924 units, up 2.2%
126 - 250cc 88,441 units, down 12.3%
Over 250cc 47,825 units, up 4.2%

Automobile Export Data for March 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in March 2007 was recorded as 568,303 units, up 42,752 units or 8.1% as compared with 525,551 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty consecutive months.

March 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 503,305 units (including 13,849 units for KD)
Up 36,061 units or 7.7%
Trucks 54,862 units (including 20,189 units for KD)
Up 3,764 units or 7.4%
Buses 10,136  units (including 878 units for KD)
Up 2,927 units or 40.6%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for March 2007 was $13,096.17 million including $10,277.85 million for vehicles and $2,818.32 million for parts. This is a decrease of $349.94 million or 2.6% as compared with $13,446.11 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for Fiscal Year 2006 (April – March)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export units total for fiscal year 2006 was recorded as 6,130,421 units, up 873,784 units or 16.6% as compared with 5,256,637 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. It is an export increase for five consecutive fiscal years.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units total for fiscal year 2006)
Passenger cars 5,442,918 units, up 847,605 units or 18.4%
(KD)175,138 units, up 1.5%
Trucks 587,900 units, up 6,662 units or 1.1%
(KD)200,693 units, up 3.7%
Buses 99,603 units, up 19,517 units or 24.4%
 (KD)10,079 units, up 2.7%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported in fiscal year 2006 was recorded as $136,660.12 million including $107,668.02 million for vehicles and $28,992.1 million for parts. This is an increase of $14,499.82 million or 11.9% as compared with $122,160.3 million recorded for fiscal year 2005.

Automobile Export Share (%) for Fiscal Year 2006

 

FY 2006
 (’06 Apr – ’07 Mar)
FY 2005
 (’05 Apr – ’06 Mar)
Passenger cars 88.8 87.4
Trucks 9.6 11.1
Buses 1.6 1.5
TOTAL 100.0 100.0

Export total achieved a 53.3% share of the total production of 11,501,208 units recorded for fiscal year 2006. (*48.3% for fiscal year 2005)

Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%) for Fiscal Year 2006
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 379,783 6.2 7.7 - 6.2
Middle East 614,259 10.0 10.7 + 9.5
Europe 1,358,364 22.2 23.2 + 11.2
North America
(U. S. A.)
2,539,782
(2,306,589)
41.4
(37.6)
37.7
(33.8)
+ 28.2
(+ 29.7)
Central America 254,635 4.2 4.3 + 11.6
South America 247,134 4.0 3.7 + 28.5
Africa 281,293 4.6 4.2 + 26.2
Oceania 446,157 7.3 8.3 + 2.6
Others 9,014 0.1 0.2 - 11.1
TOTAL 6,130,421 100.0 100.0 + 16.6

Motorcycle Export Data for March 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in March 2007 was recorded as 132,289 units, up 9,523 units or 7.8% as compared with 122,766 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

March 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 1,600 units, down 935 units or 36.9%
51 - 125cc class 9,588 units, up 1,751 units or 22.3%
126 - 250cc class 10,019 units, down 1,421 units or 12.4%
Over 250cc class 111,082 units, up 10,128 units or 10.0%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for March 2007 was $849.64 million including $717.77 million for vehicles and $131.87 million for parts. This is an increase of $57.62 million or 7.3% as compared with $792.02 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for Fiscal Year 2006 (April – March)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in fiscal year 2006 was recorded as 1,355,732 units, up 52,880 units or 4.1% as compared with 1,302,852 units recorded for fiscal year 2005. It is an export increase after two fiscal years of downturn.

Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle for Fiscal Year 2006
  Exported Units Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
50cc or under class 53,080 3.9 3.7 + 9.9
51 - 125cc class 127,901 9.4 13.9 - 29.6
126 - 250cc class 181,623 13.4 14.0 - 0.1
Over 250cc class 993,128 73.3 68.4 + 11.4

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycle exported in fiscal year 2006 was $7,995.79 million including $6,630.7 million for vehicles and $1,365.09 million for parts. This is an export increase of $356.29 million or 4.7% as compared with $7,639.5 million recorded in the fiscal year 2005.

Export total achieved a 76.5% share of the total production of 1,772,204 units recorded for fiscal year 2006. (*73.4% for fiscal year 2005)

Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%) for Fiscal Year 2006
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 65,903 4.9 5.7 - 11.8
Middle East 5,632 0.4 0.7 - 41.3
Europe 463,241 34.2 34.7 + 2.6
North America
(U. S. A.)
661,209
(616,129)
48.8
(45.4)
48.0
(43.9)
+ 5.8
(+ 7.8)
Central America 16,574 1.2 1.3 - 3.5
South America 35,280 2.6 2.2 + 25.9
Africa 39,429 2.9 2.8 + 8.5
Oceania 68,464 5.0 4.6 + 13.4
TOTAL 1,355,732 100.0 100.0 + 4.1