June 28, 2007

May 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for May 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in May 2007 was recorded as 865,734 units. Compared with the 814,646 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 51,088 units or 6.3%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after three months of downturn.

May 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 738,424 units, up 52,003 units or 7.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
423,299 units, up 84,310 units or 24.9%
Small cars 198,385 units, down 41,005 units or 17.1%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
116,740 units, up 8,698 units or 8.1%

2) Trucks: 119,474 units, down 2,097 units or 1.7%
Standard truck vehicles 54,055 units, up 4,880 units or 9.9%
Small trucks 27,695 units, down 2,455 units or 8.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,724 units, down 4,522 units or 10.7 %

3) Buses: 7,836 units, up 1,182 units or 17.8%
Large buses 726 units, down 6 units or 0.8%
Small buses 7,110 units, up 1,188 units or 20.1%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in May 2007 stood at 378,800 vehicles, down 6.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 307,078 units, down 4.8%
Trucks 70,824 units, down 12.1%
Buses 898 units, down 11.4%

Exports (result) stood at 105.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for May 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in May 2007 was recorded as 124,641 units. Compared with the 125,577 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 936 units or 0.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

May 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 25,845 units, up 3,550 units or 15.9%
51 - 125cc 16,935 units, up 1,201 units or 7.6%
126 - 250cc 17,107 units, down 539 units or 3.1%
Over 250cc 64,754 units, down 5,148 units or 7.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in May 2007 stood at 54,637 units, a decrease of 5.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 37,211 units, down 1.7%
51 - 125cc 5,810 units, down 16.0%
126 - 250cc 7,684 units, down 2.8%
Over 250cc 3,932 units, down 21.9%

Exports (result) stood at 89.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for May 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in May 2007 was recorded as 482,793 units. Compared with the 459,259 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 23,534 units or 5.1%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty two consecutive months.

May 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 431,880 units (including 13,726 units for KD)
Up 22,695 units or 5.5%
Trucks 43,009 units (including 16,597 units for KD)
Down 19 units or 0.0%
Buses 7,904 units (including 982 units for KD)
Up 858 units or 12.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for May 2007 was $10,968.53 million including $8,599.51 million for vehicles and $2,369.02 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,004.42 million or 10.1% as compared with $9,964.11 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for May 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in May 2007 was recorded as 72,240 units. Compared with the 81,183 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 8,943 units or 11.0%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after four months of upturn.

May 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 656 units, down 5,340 units or 89.1%
51 - 125cc class 10,489 units, up 475 units or 4.7%
126 - 250cc class 9,086 units, up 3,195 units or 54.2%
Over 250cc class 52,009 units, down 7,273 units or 12.3%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for May 2007 was $467.31 million including $348.41 million for vehicles and $118.90 million for parts. This is a decrease of $18.45 million or 3.8% as compared with $485.76 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.