March 31, 2008

Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary for February 2008

Automobile Production Data for February 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in February 2008 was recorded as 1,098,245 units. Compared with the 1,007,379 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 90,866 units or 9.0%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

February 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 947,160 units, up 78,167 units or 9.0%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
568,867 units, up 87,447 units or 18.2%
Small cars 252,250 units, up 3,629 units or 1.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
126,043 units, down 12,909 units or 9.3%

2) Trucks: 137,661 units, up 7,730 units or 5.9%
Standard truck vehicles 66,758 units, up 9,208 units or 16.0%
Small trucks 31,667 units, down 3,194 units or 9.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
39,236 units, up 1,716 units or 4.6 %

3) Buses: 13,424 units, up 4,969 units or 58.8%
Large buses 1,183 units, up 327 units or 38.2%
Small buses 12,241 units, up 4,642 units or 61.1%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in February 2008 stood at 502,617 vehicles, down 0.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 428,986 units, up 1.0%
Trucks 72,299 units, down 8.2%
Buses 1,332 units, down 8.9%

Exports (result) stood at 113.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for February 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in February 2008 was recorded as 127,045 units. Compared with the 157,873 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 30,828 units or 19.5%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

February 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,256 units, down 11,056 units or 43.7%
51 - 125cc 7,909 units, down 4,815 units or 37.8%
126 - 250cc 14,393 units, down 2,707 units or 15.8%
Over 250cc 90,487 units, down 12,250 units or 11.9%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in February 2008 stood at 38,214 units, a decrease of 22.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

February 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 20,414 units, down 40.6%
51 - 125cc 10,730 units, up 112.4%
126 - 250cc 3,228 units, down 46.4%
Over 250cc 3,842 units, up 4.5%

Exports (result) stood at 88.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for February 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in February 2008 was recorded as 587,825 units. Compared with the 519,695 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 68,130 units or 13.1%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty one consecutive months.

February 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 518,650 units (including 18,492 units for KD)
Up 56,462 units or 12.2%
Trucks 55,352 units (including 19,422 units for KD)
Up 6,239 units or 12.7%
Buses 13,823 units (including 927 units for KD)
Up 5,429 units or 64.7%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for February 2008 was $13,859.88 million including $11,138.03 million for vehicles and $2,721.85 million for parts. This is an increase of $2,069.55 million or 17.6% as compared with $11,790.33 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for February 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in February 2008 was recorded as 122,085 units. Compared with the 137,499 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 15,414 units or 11.2%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

February 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 1,719 units, down 1,260 units or 42.3%
51 - 125cc class 8,315 units, down 1,394 units or 14.4%
126 - 250cc class 13,578 units, up 1,601 units or 13.4%
Over 250cc class 98,473 units, down 14,361 units or 12.7%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for February 2008 was $880.22 million including $716.12 million for vehicles and $164.10 million for parts. This is an increase of $1.50 million or 0.2% as compared with $878.72 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.