January 30, 2008

December 2007 & Calendar Year 2007
Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for December 2007

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in December 2007 was recorded as 969,457 units. Compared with the 955,040 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 14,417 units or 1.5%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

December 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 835,579 units, up 13,023 units or 1.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
511,376 units, up 58,682 units or 13.0%
Small cars 211,927 units, down 23,850 units or 10.1%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
112,276 units, down 21,809 units or 16.3%

2) Trucks: 123,341 units, down 1,654 units or 1.3%
Standard truck vehicles 61,557 units, up 1,615 units or 2.7%
Small trucks 24,383 units, down 5,477 units or 18.3%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,401 units, up 2,208 units or 6.3 %

3) Buses: 10,537 units, up 3,048 units or 40.7%
Large buses 903 units, up 33 units or 3.8%
Small buses 9,634 units, up 3,015 units or 45.6%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in December 2007 stood at 367,786 vehicles, down 9.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

December 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 305,340 units, down 7.7%
Trucks 61,572 units, down 18.7%
Buses 874 units, down 25.4%

Exports (result) stood at 115.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for Calendar Year 2007 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for calendar year 2007 (January – December) was recorded as 11,596,327 units. Compared with the 11,484,233 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 112,094 units or 1.0%, and production increase on the same period of the previous year for six consecutive years.

Calendar Year 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 9,944,637 units, up 1.9%
Trucks 1,538,020 units, down 6.3%
Buses 113,670 units, up 28.2%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for calendar year 2007 stood at 5,353,645 vehicles, down 6.7% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

Calendar Year 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 4,400,297 units, down 5.2%
Trucks 937,731 units, down 13.2%
Buses 15,617 units, down 11.3%

Exports (result) stood at 109.8% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for December 2007

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in December 2007 was recorded as 125,253 units. Compared with the 153,589 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 28,336 units or 18.4%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

December 2007 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,099 units, down 9,589 units or 40.5%
51 - 125cc 10,090 units, up 1,753 units or 21.0%
126 - 250cc 20,051 units, up 63 units or 0.3%
Over 250cc 81,013 units, down 20,563 units or 20.2%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in December 2007 stood at 51,331 units, a decrease of 10.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

December 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 33,084 units, down 20.3%
51 - 125cc 10,642 units, up 50.0%
126 - 250cc 4,880 units, down 15.1%
Over 250cc 2,725 units, down 11.5%

Exports (result) stood at 72.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for Calendar Year 2007 (January – December)

The production total for calendar year 2007 (January - December) stood at 1,676,097 units, down 95,289 units or 5.4% as compared with the production of 1,771,386 units recorded in the previous year. It is a decrease on the previous year for two consecutive years.

Calendar Year 2007 Motorcycle Production Total Figures by Class
Total: 1,676,097 units, down 95,289 units or 5.4%
50cc or under 264,336 units, down 41,910 units or 13.7%
51 - 125cc 178,827 units , up 28,959 units or 19.3%
126 - 250cc 269,689 units , down 6,354 units or 2.3%
Over 250cc 963,245 units, down 75,984 units or 7.3%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales for Calendar Year 2007
Domestic sales (factory shipment) for calendar year 2007 stood at 684,944 units, a decrease of 2.2% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

Calendar Year 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 458,023 units, down 4.2%
51 - 125cc 100,720 units, up 22.5%
126 - 250cc 86,081 units, down 5.8%
Over 250cc 40,120 units, down 17.4%

Exports (result) stood at 92.4% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for December 2007

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in December 2007 was recorded as 635,753 units. Compared with the 551,585 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 84,168 units or 15.3%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for twenty nine consecutive months.

December 2007 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 564,751 units (including 17,241 units for KD)
Up 78,389 units or 16.1%
Trucks 58,440 units (including 20,734 units for KD)
Up 2,519 units or 4.5%
Buses 12,562 units (including 1,001 units for KD)
Up 3,260 units or 35.0%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for December 2007 was $14,552.30 million including $11,761.09 million for vehicles and $2,791.21 million for parts. This is an increase of $2,296.86 million or 18.7% as compared with $12,255.44 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for Calendar Year 2007 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export units total for calendar year 2007 (January - December) was recorded as 6,550,173 units, up 583,501 units or 9.8% as compared with 5,966,672 units recorded in the previous year. It is an export increase on the previous year for six consecutive years.

The KD export reached the total of 409,470 units, up 6.5% compared with the previous year.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units total for Calendar Year 2007)
Passenger cars 5,811,862 units ,up 516,365 units or 9.8% (KD)
169,592 units, up 6.7%
Trucks 616,546 units, up 38,572 units or 6.7% (KD)
227,675 units, up 18.3%
Buses 121,765 units, up 28,564 units or 30.6% (KD)
12,203 units, up 20.3%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported in calendar year 2007 (January - December) was recorded as $150,099.11 million including $118,634.20 million for vehicles and $31,464.91 million for parts. This is an increase of $15,773.48 million or 11.7% as compared with $134,325.63 million recorded in the previous year.

Automobile Export Share (%) for Calendar Year 2006
  2007 (Jan - Dec) 2006 (Jan – Dec)
Passenger cars 88.7 88.8
Trucks 9.4 9.7
Buses 1.9 1.6

Export total achieved a 56.5% share of the total production of 11,596,327 units recorded for calendar year 2007. (* 52.0% for calendar year 2006)

Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 440,920 6.7 6.4 15.6
Middle East 811,887 12.4 9.9 37.5
Europe 1,497,800 22.9 21.9 14.7
North America
(U. S. A.)
2,455,098
(2,215,451)
37.5
(33.8)
41.7
(37.9)
-1.3
(-2.0)
Central America 289,720 4.4 4.1 17.2
South America 280,225 4.3 3.9 20.7
Africa 330,978 5.1 4.5 22.6
Oceania 434,268 6.6 7.4 -1.7
Others 9,277 0.1 0.2 -0.7
TOTAL 6,550,173 100.0 100.0 9.8


Motorcycle Export Data for December 2007

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in December 2007 was recorded as 97,797 units. Compared with the 135,058 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 37,261 units or 27.6%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

December 2007 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,328 units, down 4,203 units or 64.4%
51 - 125cc class 7,301 units, down 2,308 units or 24.0%
126 - 250cc class 16,748 units, down 1,342 units or 7.4%
Over 250cc class 71,420 units, down 29,408 units or 29.2%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for December 2007 was $694.85 million including $527.40 million for vehicles and $167.45 million for parts. This is a decrease of $142.05 million or 17.0% as compared with $836.90 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for Calendar Year 2007 (January – December)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for calendar year 2007 (January - December) was recorded as 1,232,796 units, down 101,230 units or 7.6% as compared with 1,334,026 units recorded for the previous year. It is an export decrease on the previous year for after four years of upturn.

Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle for Calendar Year 2007
  Exported Units Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
50cc or under class 34,192 2.8 4.3 - 40.6
51 - 125cc class 134,570 10.9 9.3 8.2
126 - 250cc class 177,673 14.4 13.8 - 3.4
Over 250cc class 886,361 71.9 72.6 - 8.4

Export total achieved a 73.6% share of the total production of 1,676,097 units recorded for calendar year 2007. (* 75.3% for calendar year 2006)

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycle exported for calendar year 2007 (January - December) was $7,701.75 million including $6,190.08 million for vehicles and $1,511.67 million for parts. This is an export decrease of $157.02 million or 2.0% as compared with $7,858.77 million recorded in the previous year.

Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 91,528 7.4 4.9 40.9
Middle East 7,208 0.6 0.5 - 1.1
Europe 465,328 37.7 34.9 - 0.0
North America
(U. S. A.)
498,044
(455,139)
40.4
(36.9)
48.1
(44.7)
-22.4
(- 23.7)
Central America 15,444 1.3 1.1 3.9
South America 45,805 3.7 2.6 32.7
Africa 38,453 3.1 2.9 - 0.1
Oceania 70,986 5.8 5.0 7.1
TOTAL 1,232,796 100.0 100.0 -7.6