October 31, 2007

September 2007 and First Half of Fiscal Year 2007
Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for September 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in September 2007 was recorded as 1,013,511 units. Compared with the 1,001,738 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 11,773 units or 1.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for the two consecutive months.

September 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 866,378 units, up 20,888 units or 2.5%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
516,988 units, up 92,462 units or 21.8%
Small cars 237,278 units, down 47,138 units or 16.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
112,112 units, down 24,436 units or 17.9%

2) Trucks: 135,169 units, down 13,514 units or 9.1%
Standard truck vehicles 65,886 units, up 424 units or 0.6%
Small trucks 30,862 units, down 7,332 units or 19.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
38,421 units, down 6,606 units or 14.7 %

3) Buses: 11,964 units, up 4,399 units or 58.1%
Large buses 1,283 units, up 316 units or 32.7%
Small buses 10,681 units, up 4,083 units or 61.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in September 2007 stood at 499,795 vehicles, down 8.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 415,993 units, down 5.0%
Trucks 82,771 units, down 22.8%
Buses 1,031 units, down 38.2%

Exports (result) stood at 109.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for the first half of fiscal year 2007 was recorded as 5,479,089 units. Compared with the 5,530,507 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 51,418 units or 0.9%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year after four years of upturn.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September) Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 5,479,089 units, down 51,418 units or 0.9%
Passenger cars 4,671,664 units, up 10,592 units or 0.2%
Trucks 755,197 units, down 70,694 units or 8.6%
Buses 52,228 units, up 8,684 units or 19.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for the first half of fiscal year 2007 stood at 2,484,697 vehicles, down 8.1% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September) Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 2,484,697 units, down 8.1%
Passenger cars 2,021,893 units, down 6.4%
Trucks 455,585 units, down 14.9%
Buses 7,219 units, down 11.1%

Exports (result) for the first half of fiscal year 2007 stood at 106.8% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for September 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in September 2007 was recorded as 131,170 units. Compared with the 153,104 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 21,934 units or 14.3%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

September 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class of Motorcycle
50cc or under 12,178 units, down 14,871 units or 55.0%
51 - 125cc 19,294 units, up 5,291 units or 37.8%
126 - 250cc 23,663 units, down 5,021 units or 17.5%
Over 250cc 76,035 units, down 7,333 units or 8.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in September 2007 stood at 69,797 units, a decrease of 7.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class of Motorcycle
50cc or under 48,188 units, down 3.8%
51 - 125cc 10,388 units, down 17.5%
126 - 250cc 7,611 units, down 9.7%
Over 250cc 3,610 units, down 16.5%

Exports (result) stood at 103.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September)

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production for the first half of fiscal year 2007 was recorded as 783,671 units. Compared with the 817,369 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 33,698 units or 4.1%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year after three years of upturn.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September) Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 783,671 units, down 33,698 units or 4.1%
50cc or under 149,644 units, up 2,163 units or 1.5%
51 - 125cc 100,396 units, up 6,893 units or 7.4%
126 - 250cc 150,436 units , up 5,975 units or 4.1%
Over 250cc 383,195 units, down 48,729 units or 11.3%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for the first half of fiscal year 2007 stood at 386,560, up 3.4% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September) Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 386,560 units, up 3.4%
50cc or under 256,510 units, up 5.1%
51 - 125cc 52,986 units, up 5.2%
126 - 250cc 56,326 units, up 7.2%
Over 250cc 20,738 units, down 23.4%

Exports (result) for the first half of fiscal year 2007 stood at 91.1% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for September 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in September 2007 was recorded as 580,666 units. Compared with the 531,773 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 48,893 units or 9.2%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty six consecutive months.

September 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 511,568 units (including 16,685 units for KD)
Up 42,397 units or 9.0%
Trucks 56,115 units (including 22,663 units for KD)
Up 2,123 units or 3.9%
Buses 12,983 units (including 1,367 units for KD)
Up 4,373 units or 50.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for September 2007 was $13,261.18 million including $10,422.43 million for vehicles and $2,838.75 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,194.91 million or 9.9% as compared with $12,066.27 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for the first half of fiscal year 2007 was recorded as 3,134,676 units. Compared with the 2,936,129 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 198,547 units or 6.8%, and export increase on the same period of the previous year for four consecutive years.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 2,777,835 units (including 85,969 units for KD)
Up 173,529 units or 6.7%
Trucks 300,533 units (including 114,518 units for KD)
Up 15,262 units or 5.4%
Buses 56,308 units (including 6,909 units for KD)
Up 9,756 units or 21.0%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for the first half of fiscal year 2007 was $71,816.26 million including $56,204.08 million for vehicles and $15,612.18 million for parts. This is an increase of $6,526.97 million or 10.0% as compared with $65,289.29 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for September 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in September 2007 was recorded as 111,452 units. Compared with the 107,309 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 4,143 units or 3.9%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after five months of downturn.

September 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle
50cc or under class 4,608 units, up 1,151 units or 33.3%
51 - 125cc class 14,674 units, up 2,370 units or 19.3%
126 - 250cc class 24,007 units, up 3,515 units or 17.2%
Over 250cc class 68,163 units, down 2,893 units or 4.1%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for September 2007 was $661.20 million including $528.41 million for vehicles and $132.79 million for parts. This is an increase of $68.72 million or 11.6% as compared with $592.48 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 (April – September)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the first half of fiscal year 2007 was recorded as 537,802 units. Compared with the 590,562 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 52,760 units or 8.9%, and export decrease on the same period of the previous year after four years of upturn.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle
50cc or under class 15,723 units, down 7,052 units or 31.0%
51 - 125cc class 72,007 units, down 1,533 units or 2.1%
126 - 250cc class 90,037 units, up 4,292 units or 5.0%
Over 250cc class 360,035 units, down 48,467 units or 11.9%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for the first half of fiscal year 2007 was $3,261.78 million including $2,534.00 million for vehicles and $727.78 million for parts. This is a decrease of $98.04 million or 2.9% as compared with $3,359.82 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.