November 29, 2007

October 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for October 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in October 2007 was recorded as 1,086,868 units. Compared with the 996,165 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 90,703 units or 9.1%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

October 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 930,859 units, up 86,516 units or 10.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
579,291 units, up 123,204 units or 27.0%
Small cars 234,451 units, down 24,576 units or 9.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
117,117 units, down 12,112 units or 9.4%

2) Trucks: 142,664 units, down 1,065 units or 0.7%
Standard truck vehicles 69,797 units, up 8,371 units or 13.6%
Small trucks 30,367 units, down 2,698 units or 8.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
42,500 units, down 6,738 units or 13.7 %

3) Buses: 13,345 units, up 5,252 units or 64.9%
Large buses 1,209 units, up 411 units or 51.5%
Small buses 12,136 units, up 4,841 units or 66.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in October 2007 stood at 406,215 vehicles, down 1.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 335,886 units, up 1.1%
Trucks 69,309 units, down 11.5%
Buses 1,020 units, down 2.0%

Exports (result) stood at 118.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for October 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in October 2007 was recorded as 152,461 units. Compared with the 157,942 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 5,481 units or 3.5%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

October 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 12,668 units, down 11,104 units or 46.7%
51 - 125cc 20,241 units, up 11,387 units or 128.6%
126 - 250cc 24,485 units, down 4,859 units or 16.6%
Over 250cc 95,067 units, down 905 units or 0.9%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in October 2007 stood at 43,645 units, a decrease of 3.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 27,674 units, down 8.2%
51 - 125cc 9,964 units, up 72.0%
126 - 250cc 3,401 units, down 45.5%
Over 250cc 2,606 units, down 16.7%

Exports (result) stood at 90.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for October 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in October 2007 was recorded as 600,788 units. Compared with the 508,878 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 91,910 units or 18.1%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty seven consecutive months.

October 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 527,498 units (including 14,476 units for KD)
Up 76,054 units or 16.8%
Trucks 59,161 units (including 23,538 units for KD)
Up 9,411 units or 18.9%
Buses 14,129 units (including 1,031 units for KD)
Up 6,445 units or 83.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for October 2007 was $13,998.76 million including $11,146.81 million for vehicles and $2,851.95 million for parts. This is an increase of $2,700.16 million or 23.9% as compared with $11,298.60 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for October 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in October 2007 was recorded as 115,401 units. Compared with the 127,517 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 12,116 units or 9.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

October 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 5,581 units, down 980 units or 14.9%
51 - 125cc class 15,128 units, up 4,201 units or 38.4%
126 - 250cc class 18,773 units, down 5,165 units or 21.6%
Over 250cc class 75,919 units, down 10,172 units or 11.8%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for October 2007 was $686.18 million including $563.41 million for vehicles and $122.77 million for parts. This is a decrease of $3.40 million or 0.5% as compared with $689.58 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.