April 30, 2008

March 2008 & Fiscal Year 2007 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for March 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in March 2008 was recorded as 1,104,659 units. Compared with the 1,080,188 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 24,471 units or 2.3%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

March 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 950,929 units, up 13,539 units or 1.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
560,917 units, up 54,449 units or 10.8%
Small cars 257,518 units, down 14,335 units or 5.3%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
132,494 units, down 26,575 units or 16.7%

2) Trucks: 140,234 units, up 7,056 units or 5.3%
Standard truck vehicles 66,790 units, up 4,371 units or 7.0%
Small trucks 34,374 units, up 1,007 units or 3.0%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
39,070 units, up 1,678 units or 4.5 %

3) Buses: 13,496 units, up 3,876 units or 40.3%
Large buses 1,154 units, up 199 units or 20.8%
Small buses 12,342 units, up 3,677 units or 42.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in March 2008 stood at 730,582 vehicles, down 4.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 613,663 units, down 4.0%
Trucks 114,103 units, down 8.5%
Buses 2,816 units, down 10.6%

Exports (result) stood at 112.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008) was recorded as 11,790,059 units. Compared with the 11,501,208 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 288,851 units or 2.5%, and production increase on the same period of the previous year for six consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2007 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 10,104,399 units, up 317,165 units or 3.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
6,088,209 units, up 974,434 units or 19.1%
Small cars 2,633,706 units, down 476,111 units or 15.3%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
1,382,484 units, down 181,158 units or 11.6%

2) Trucks: 1,559,205 units, down 61,888 units or 3.8%
Standard truck vehicles 741,413 units, up 33,733 units or 4.8%
Small trucks 358,507 units, down 50,333 units or 12.3%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
459,285 units, down 45,288 units or 9.0 %

3) Buses: 126,455 units, up 33,574 units or 36.1%
Large buses 12,392 units, up 1,901 units or 18.1%
Small buses 114,063 units, up 31,673 units or 38.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for Fiscal Year 2007 stood at 5,319,619 vehicles, down 5.3% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

Fiscal Year 2007 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 4,390,343 units, down 3.7%
Trucks 913,961 units, down 12.5%
Buses 15,315 units, down 10.1%

Exports (result) stood at 110.4% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for March 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in March 2008 was recorded as 120,831 units. Compared with the 176,335 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 55,504 units or 31.5%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

March 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 16,781 units, down 13,005 units or 43.7%
51 - 125cc 6,811 units, down 4,531 units or 39.9%
126 - 250cc 16,076 units, down 2,154 units or 11.8%
Over 250cc 81,163 units, down 35,814 units or 30.6%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales for March 2008
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in March 2008 stood at 61,238 units, a decrease of 21.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 41,878 units, down 23.5%
51 - 125cc 8,845 units, down 5.7%
126 - 250cc 5,669 units, down 29.8%
Over 250cc 4,846 units, down 8.3%

Exports (result) stood at 73.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008)

The production total for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008) stood at 1,560,892 units, down 211,312 units or 11.9% as compared with the production of 1,772,204 units recorded in the previous year. It is a decrease on the previous year for two consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2007 Motorcycle Production Total Figures by Class
Total: 1,560,892 units, down 211,312 units or 11.9%
50cc or under 233,842 units, down 60,049 units or 20.4%
51 - 125cc 166,532 units , up 9,687 units or 6.2%
126 - 250cc 262,789 units , down 9,350 units or 3.4%
Over 250cc 897,729 units, down 151,600 units or 14.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales for Fiscal Year 2007
Domestic sales (factory shipment) for Fiscal Year 2007 stood at 655,076 units, a decrease of 3.9% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

Fiscal Year 2007 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 424,673 units, down 7.4%
51 - 125cc 108,882 units, up 25.3%
126 - 250cc 80,959 units, down 8.5%
Over 250cc 40,562 units, down 15.2%

Exports (result) stood at 86.7% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for March 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in March 2008 was recorded as 638,384 units. Compared with the 568,303 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 70,081 units or 12.3%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty two consecutive months.

March 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 559,150 units (including 16,847 units for KD)
Up 55,845 units or 11.1%
Trucks 64,379 units (including 22,349 units for KD)
Up 9,517 units or 17.3%
Buses 14,855 units (including 1,091 units for KD)
Up 4,719 units or 46.6%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for March 2008 was $15,241.78 million including $12,394.06 million for vehicles and $2,847.72 million for parts. This is an increase of $2,145.85 million or 16.4% as compared with $13,095.93 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export units total for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008) was recorded as 6,769,851 units, up 639,430 units or 10.4% as compared with 6,130,421 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 429,732 units, up 11.4% compared with the previous year.

Figures by Type of Vehicle (Exported units total for Fiscal Year 2007)
Passenger cars 5,992,397 units, up 549,479 units or 10.1%
(KD) 182,292 units, up 4.1%
Trucks 641,163 units, up 53,263 units or 9.1%
(KD) 234,398 units, up 16.8%
Buses 136,291 units, up 36,688 units or 36.8%
(KD) 13,042 units, up 29.4%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported in Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008) was recorded as $156,654.44 million including $124,625.41 million for vehicles and $32,029.03 million for parts. This is an increase of $19,994.70 million or 14.6% as compared with $136,659.74 million recorded in the previous year.

Automobile Export Share (%) for Fiscal Year 2007

 

FY2007 (April - March) FY2006 (April – March)
Passenger cars 88.5 88.8
Trucks 9.5 9.6
Buses 2.0 1.6

Export total achieved a 57.4% share of the total production of 11,790,059 units recorded for Fiscal Year 2007. (* 53.3% for fiscal year 2006)

Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 488,303 7.2 6.2 28.6
Middle East 878,707 13.0 10.0 43.1
Europe 1,524,393 22.5 22.2 12.2
North America
(U. S. A.)
2,478,970
(2,241,441)
36.6
(33.1)
41.4
(37.6)
-2.4
(-2.8)
Central America 298,281 4.4 4.2 17.1
South America 283,900 4.2 4.0 14.9
Africa 345,406 5.1 4.6 22.8
Oceania 462,408 6.8 7.3 3.6
Others 9,483 0.1 0.1 5.2
TOTAL 6,769,851 100.0 100.0 10.4

Motorcycle Export Data for March 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in March 2008 was recorded as 97,051 units. Compared with the 132,289 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 35,238 units or 26.6%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

March 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 882 units, down 718 units or 44.9%
51 - 125cc class 4,803 units, down 4,785 units or 49.9%
126 - 250cc class 8,179 units, down 1,840 units or 18.4%
Over 250cc class 83,187 units, down 27,895 units or 25.1%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for March 2008 was $764.93 million including $597.73 million for vehicles and $167.20 million for parts. This is a decrease of $84.71 million or 10.0% as compared with $849.64 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008) was recorded as 1,175,010 units, down 180,722 units or 13.3% as compared with 1,355,732 units recorded for the previous year. It is an export decrease on the previous year after two years of upturn.

Export Figures by Class of Motorcycle for Fiscal Year 2007
  Exported Units Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
50cc or under class 30,764 2.6 3.9 - 42.0
51 - 125cc class 129,176 11.0 9.4 1.0
126 - 250cc class 177,856 15.1 13.4 - 2.1
Over 250cc class 837,214 71.3 73.3 - 15.7

Export total achieved a 75.3% share of the total production of 1,560,892 units recorded for Fiscal Year 2007. (* 76.5% for fiscal year 2006)

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycle exported for Fiscal Year 2007 (April 2007 - March 2008) was $7,645.88 million including $6,020.63 million for vehicles and $1,625.25 million for parts. This is an export decrease of $349.91 million or 4.4% as compared with $7,995.79 million recorded in the previous year.

Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 90,503 7.7 4.9 37.3
Middle East 7,277 0.6 0.4 29.2
Europe 461,308 39.3 34.2 -0.4
North America
(U. S. A.)
444,687
(404,702)
37.8
(34.4)
48.8
(45.4)
-32.7
(-34.3)
Central America 13,961 1.2 1.2 -15.8
South America 49,386 4.2 2.2 40.0
Africa 36,055 3.1 2.9 -8.6
Oceania 71,833 6.1 5.0 4.9
TOTAL 1,175,010 100.0 100.0 -13.3