February 28, 2008

Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary for January 2008

Automobile Production Data for January 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in January 2008 was recorded as 976,975 units. Compared with the 898,580 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 78,395 units or 8.7%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

January 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 842,111 units, up 68,056 units or 8.8%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
513,222 units, up 81,959 units or 19.0%
Small cars 220,368 units, up 5,570 units or 2.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
108,521 units, down 19,473 units or 15.2%

2) Trucks: 123,634 units, up 6,399 units or 5.5%
Standard truck vehicles 59,207 units, up 8,933 units or 17.8%
Small trucks 27,021 units, down 4,838 units or 15.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,406 units, up 2,304 units or 6.6 %

3) Buses: 11,230 units, up 3,940 units or 54.0%
Large buses 1,069 units, up 350 units or 48.7%
Small buses 10,161 units, up 3,590 units or 54.6%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in January 2008 stood at 376,620 vehicles, up 1.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 320,077 units, up 3.8%
Trucks 55,373 units, down 10.8%
Buses 1,170 units, up 16.1%

Exports (result) stood at 116.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for January 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in January 2008 was recorded as 114,214 units. Compared with the 143,087 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 28,873 units or 20.2%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

January 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 11,856 units, down 6,433 units or 35.2%
51 - 125cc 8,299 units, down 2,949 units or 26.2%
126 - 250cc 17,302 units, down 2,039 units or 10.5%
Over 250cc 76,757 units, down 17,452 units or 18.5%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in January 2008 stood at 31,696 units, a decrease of 7.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 17,346 units, down 27.3%
51 - 125cc 7,327 units, up 70.2%
126 - 250cc 3,749 units, up 2.3%
Over 250cc 3,274 units, up 27.7%

Exports (result) stood at 93.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for January 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in January 2008 was recorded as 572,236 units. Compared with the 490,536 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 81,700 units or 16.7%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty consecutive months.

January 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 512,316 units (including 14,701 units for KD)
Up 68,127 units or 15.3%
Trucks 48,155 units (including 16,200 units for KD)
Up 8,961 units or 22.9%
Buses 11,765 units (including 842 units for KD)
Up 4,612 units or 64.5%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for January 2008 was $13,138.64 million including $10,809.29 million for vehicles and $2,329.35 million for parts. This is an increase of $2,342.84 million or 21.7% as compared with $10,795.80 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for January 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in January 2008 was recorded as 106,746 units. Compared with the 113,880 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 7,134 units or 6.3%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

January 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 1,044 units, down 1,450 units or 58.1%
51 - 125cc class 8,554 units, up 785 units or 10.1%
126 - 250cc class 13,184 units, up 422 units or 3.3%
Over 250cc class 83,964 units, down 6,891 units or 7.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for January 2008 was $738.03 million including $597.38 million for vehicles and $140.65 million for parts. This is an increase of $27.34 million or 3.8% as compared with $710.69 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.