May 30, 2007

April 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for April 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in April 2007 was recorded as 870,639 units. Compared with the 904,821 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 34,182 units or 3.8%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

April 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 749,929 units, down 16,820 units or 2.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
436,256 units, up 54,354 units or 14.2%
Small cars 191,634 units, down 69,614 units or 26.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
122,039 units, down 1,560 units or 1.3%

2) Trucks: 112,861 units, down 17,958 units or 13.7%
Standard truck vehicles 53,508 units, down 989 units or 1.8%
Small trucks 26,343 units, down 6,401 units or 19.5%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
33,010 units, down 10,568 units or 24.3 %

3) Buses: 7,849 units, up 596 units or 8.2%
Large buses 796 units, up 12 units or 1.5%
Small buses 7,053 units, up 584 units or 9.0%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in April 2007 stood at 357,690 vehicles, down 8.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 290,061 units, down 7.3%
Trucks 66,421 units, down 14.6%
Buses 1,208 units, down 8.3%

Exports (result) stood at 102.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for April 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in April 2007 was recorded as 136,229 units. This is 6,202 units or 4.4% down as compared with the 142,431 total registered in the same month of the previous year. It is a production decrease on the same month of the previous year after three months of upturn.

April 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 25,865 units, down 1,591 units or 5.8%
51 - 125cc 14,496 units, up 3,795 units or 35.5%
126 - 250cc 18,642 units, down 719 units or 3.7%
Over 250cc 77,226 units, down 7,687 units or 9.1%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in April 2007 stood at 60,730 units, a decrease of 4.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 44,071 units, up 7.0%
51 - 125cc 6,131 units, down 10.1%
126 - 250cc 6,893 units, down 34.8%
Over 250cc 3,635 units, down 29.8%

Exports (result) stood at 102.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for April 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in April 2007 was recorded as 484,702 units, up 11,070 units or 2.3% as compared with 473,632 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 one consecutive months.

April 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 428,674 units (including 13,714 units for KD)
Up 6,506 units or 1.5%
Trucks 47,182 units (including 17,710 units for KD)
Up 2,808 units or 6.3%
Buses 8,846 units (including 1,071 units for KD)
Up 1,756 units or 24.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for April 2007 was $11,220.73 million including $8,619.21 million for vehicles and $2,601.52 million for parts. This is an increase of $636.73 million or 6.0% as compared with $10,584.00 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for April 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in April 2007 was recorded as 123,260 units, up 3,051 units or 2.5% as compared with 120,209 units recorded for the same month of the previous year. It is an export increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

April 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 971 units, down 2,353 units or 70.8%
51 - 125cc class 12,485 units, up 3,831 units or 44.3%
126 - 250cc class 12,451 units, up 1,790 units or 16.8%
Over 250cc class 97,353 units, down 217 units or 0.2%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for April 2007 was $766.39 million including $634.80 million for vehicles and $131.59 million for parts. This is an increase of $28.18 million or 3.8% as compared with $738.21 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.