May 30, 2008

April 2008 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for April 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in April 2008 was recorded as 917,951 units. Compared with the 871,012 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 46,939 units or 5.4%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for nine consecutive months.

April 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 787,662 units, up 37,733 units or 5.0%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
487,436 units, up 45,724 units or 10.4%
Small cars 193,035 units, up 6,857 units or 3.7%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
107,191 units, down 14,848 units or 12.2%

2) Trucks: 119,882 units, up 6,648 units or 5.9%
Standard truck vehicles 59,723 units, up 6,597 units or 12.4%
Small trucks 27,126 units, up 28 units or 0.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
33,033 units, up 23 units or 0.1 %

3) Buses: 10,407 units, up 2,558 units or 32.6%
Large buses 942 units, up 146 units or 18.3%
Small buses 9,465 units, up 2,412 units or 34.2%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in April 2008 stood at 368,830 vehicles, up 3.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 305,850 units, up 5.4%
Trucks 61,804 units, down 7.0%
Buses 1,176 units, down 2.6%

Exports (result) stood at 120.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for April 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in April 2008 was recorded as 75,977 units. Compared with the 136,229 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 60,252 units or 44.2%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

April 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 11,274 units, down 14,591 units or 56.4%
51 - 125cc 8,114 units, down 6,382 units or 44.0%
126 - 250cc 12,315 units, down 6,327 units or 33.9%
Over 250cc 44,274 units, down 32,952 units or 42.7%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in April 2008 stood at 45,707 units, a decrease of 24.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 25,054 units, down 43.2%
51 - 125cc 10,109 units, up 64.9%
126 - 250cc 6,521 units, down 5.4%
Over 250cc 4,023 units, up 10.7%

Exports (result) stood at 60.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for April 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in April 2008 was recorded as 584,059 units. Compared with the 484,702 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 99,357 units or 20.5%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty three consecutive months.

April 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 518,590 units (including 17,130 units for KD)
Up 89,916 units or 21.0%
Trucks 53,101 units (including 21,414 units for KD)
Up 5,919 units or 12.5%
Buses 12,368 units (including 1,108 units for KD)
Up 3,522 units or 39.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for April 2008 was $15,694.44 million including $11,201.82 million for vehicles and $4,492.62 million for parts. This is an increase of $4,474.11 million or 39.9% as compared with $11,220.33 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for April 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in April 2008 was recorded as 74,856 units. Compared with the 123,260 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 48,404 units or 39.3%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

April 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 445 units, down 526 units or 54.2%
51 - 125cc class 4,628 units, down 7,857 units or 62.9%
126 - 250cc class 9,946 units, down 2,505 units or 20.1%
Over 250cc class 59,837 units, down 37,516 units or 38.5%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for April 2008 was $610.49 million including $442.44 million for vehicles and $168.05 million for parts. This is a decrease of $155.90 million or 20.3% as compared with $766.39 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.