December 27, 2007

November 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for November 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in November 2007 was recorded as 1,072,519 units. Compared with the 1,033,349 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 39,170 units or 3.8%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

November 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 926,097 units, up 47,272 units or 5.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
575,794 units, up 87,048 units or 17.8%
Small cars 236,249 units, down 25,050 units or 9.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
114,054 units, down 14,726 units or 11.4%

2) Trucks: 134,227 units, down 11,907 units or 8.1%
Standard truck vehicles 65,644 units, up 2,195 units or 3.5%
Small trucks 28,771 units, down 5,792 units or 16.8%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
39,812 units, down 8,310 units or 17.3 %

3) Buses: 12,195 units, up 3,805 units or 45.4%
Large buses 961 units, up 240 units or 33.3%
Small buses 11,234 units, up 3,565 units or 46.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in November 2007 stood at 451,087 vehicles, down 0.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 364,491 units, up 0.6%
Trucks 85,712 units, down 4.0%
Buses 884 units, down 19.3%

Exports (result) stood at 108.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for November 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in November 2007 was recorded as 137,417 units. Compared with the 166,009 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 28,592 units or 17.2%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

November 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,538 units, down 11,025 units or 43.1%
51 - 125cc 12,786 units, up 1,949 units or 18.0%
126 - 250cc 20,046 units, down 3,629 units or 15.3%
Over 250cc 90,047 units, down 15,887 units or 15.0%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in November 2007 stood at 42,392 units, a decrease of 3.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 27,767 units, down 6.7%
51 - 125cc 8,388 units, up 70.0%
126 - 250cc 3,706 units, down 39.9%
Over 250cc 2,531 units, down 16.1%

Exports (result) stood at 82.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for November 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in November 2007 was recorded as 600,422 units. Compared with the 555,295 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 45,127 units or 8.1%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty eight consecutive months.

November 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 532,096 units (including 14,466 units for KD)
Up 40,972 units or 8.3%
Trucks 55,243 units (including 17,737 units for KD)
Up 1,454 units or 2.7%
Buses 13,083 units (including 1,241 units for KD)
Up 2,701 units or 26.0%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for November 2007 was $13,836.96 million including $11,174.95 million for vehicles and $2,662.01 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,702.61 million or 14.0% as compared with $12,134.35 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for November 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in November 2007 was recorded as 98,128 units. Compared with the 118,927 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 20,799 units or 17.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

November 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 3,487 units, down 6,653 units or 65.6%
51 - 125cc class 13,068 units, up 6,309 units or 93.3%
126 - 250cc class 17,357 units, down 1,735 units or 9.1%
Over 250cc class 64,216 units, down 18,720 units or 22.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for November 2007 was $619.90 million including $484.60 million for vehicles and $135.30 million for parts. This is a decrease of $50.56 million or 7.5% as compared with $670.46 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.