September 28, 2007

August 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for August 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in August 2007 was recorded as 864,285 units. Compared with the 811,944 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 52,341 units or 6.4%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after three months of downturn.

August 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 731,761 units, up 53,055 units or 7.8%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
437,215 units, up 92,653 units or 26.9%
Small cars 196,169 units, down 31,430 units or 13.8%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
98,377 units, down 8,168 units or 7.7%

2) Trucks: 124,494 units, down 1,951 units or 1.5%
Standard truck vehicles 57,949 units, up 2,563 units or 4.6%
Small trucks 28,955 units, down 2,965 units or 9.3%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,590 units, down 1,549 units or 4.0 %

3) Buses: 8,030 units, up 1,237 units or 18.2%
Large buses 1,012 units, up 26 units or 2.6%
Small buses 7,018 units, up 1,211 units or 20.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in August 2007 stood at 347,307 vehicles, down 3.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 277,556 units, down 2.1%
Trucks 68,350 units, down 7.9%
Buses 1,401 units, down 2.6%

Exports (result) stood at 112.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for August 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in August 2007 was recorded as 135,522 units. Compared with the 130,859 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 4,663 units or 3.6%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after five months of downturn.

August 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 32,566 units, up 12,888 units or 65.5%
51 - 125cc 13,440 units, down 4,710 units or 26.0%
126 - 250cc 31,741 units, up 3,266 units or 11.5%
Over 250cc 57,775 units, down 6,781 units or 10.5%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in August 2007 stood at 69,723 units, an increase of 22.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

August 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 44,486 units, up 20.0%
51 - 125cc 12,353 units, up 39.1%
126 - 250cc 10,494 units, up 43.6%
Over 250cc 2,390 units, down 35.7%

Exports (result) stood at 81.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for August 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in August 2007 was recorded as 508,156 units. Compared with the 450,255 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 57,901 units or 12.9%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty five consecutive months.

August 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 448,823 units (including 13,600 units for KD)
Up 52,223 units or 13.2%
Trucks 50,947 units (including 18,192 units for KD)
Up 5,159 units or 11.3%
Buses 8,386 units (including 1,142 units for KD)
Up 519 units or 6.6%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for August 2007 was $11,707.12 million including $9,225.73 million for vehicles and $2,481.39 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,566.70 million or 15.5% as compared with $10,140.42 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for August 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in August 2007 was recorded as 67,234 units. Compared with the 83,000 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 15,766 units or 19.0%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

August 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,105 units, down 1,374 units or 39.5%
51 - 125cc class 10,410 units, up 1,197 units or 13.0%
126 - 250cc class 13,519 units, down 6,806 units or 33.5%
Over 250cc class 41,200 units, down 8,783 units or 17.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for August 2007 was $415.19 million including $301.54 million for vehicles and $113.65 million for parts. This is a decrease of $45.43 million or 9.9% as compared with $460.62 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.