August 31, 2007

July 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for July 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in July 2007 was recorded as 875,431 units. Compared with the 977,856 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 102,425 units or 10.5%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

July 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 738,428 units, down 83,829 units or 10.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
450,544 units, up 56,771 units or 14.4%
Small cars 189,381 units, down 106,256 units or 35.9%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
98,503 units, down 34,344 units or 25.9%

2) Trucks: 129,332 units, down 18,839 units or 12.7%
Standard truck vehicles 60,292 units, down 4,887 units or 7.5%
Small trucks 31,519 units, down 6,507 units or 17.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,521 units, down 7,445 units or 16.6 %

3) Buses: 7,671 units, up 243 units or 3.3%
Large buses 1,214 units, up 184 units or 17.9%
Small buses 6,457 units, up 59 units or 0.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in July 2007 stood at 438,940 vehicles, down 10.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

July 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 358,019 units, down 9.7%
Trucks 79,481 units, down 14.2%
Buses 1,440 units, up 1.5%

Exports (result) stood at 100.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for July 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in July 2007 was recorded as 125,063 units. Compared with the 131,714 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 6,651 units or 5.0%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

July 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 26,231 units, down 667 units or 2.5%
51 - 125cc 18,101 units, up 2,868 units or 18.8%
126 - 250cc 29,376 units, up 384 units or 1.3%
Over 250cc 51,355 units, down 9,236 units or 15.2%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in July 2007 stood at 68,906 units, an increase of 15.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

July 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 42,552 units, up 7.3%
51 - 125cc 12,025 units, up 61.0%
126 - 250cc 10,854 units, up 22.9%
Over 250cc 3,475 units, down 10.9%

Exports (result) stood at 79.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for July 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in July 2007 was recorded as 514,637 units. Compared with the 513,626 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 1,011 units or 0.2%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty four consecutive months.

July 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 453,888 units (including 12,862 units for KD)
Down 26 units or 0.0%
Trucks 51,920 units (including 19,719 units for KD)
Up 318 units or 0.6%
Buses 8,829 units (including 1,090 units for KD)
Up 719 units or 8.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for July 2007 was $11,748.15 million including $9,216.65 million for vehicles and $2,531.50 million for parts. This is an increase of $481.91 million or 4.3% as compared with $11,266.24 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for July 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in July 2007 was recorded as 79,001 units. Compared with the 99,034 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 20,033 units or 20.2%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

July 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 4,337 units, up 1,281 units or 41.9%
51 - 125cc class 10,770 units, down 5,709 units or 34.6%
126 - 250cc class 17,035 units, up 512 units or 3.1%
Over 250cc class 46,859 units, down 16,117 units or 25.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for July 2007 was $454.41 million including $349.00 million for vehicles and $105.41 million for parts. This is a decrease of $86.64 million or 16.0% as compared with $541.05 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.