June 27, 2008

Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary for May 2008

Automobile Production Data for May 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in May 2008 was recorded as 924,897 units. Compared with the 866,196 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 58,701 units or 6.8%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for ten consecutive months.

May 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 792,639 units, up 54,214 units or 7.3%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
482,748 units, up 49,518 units or 11.4%
Small cars 203,485 units, up 15,030 units or 8.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
106,406 units, down 10,334 units or 8.9%

2) Trucks: 122,097 units, up 2,162 units or 1.8%
Standard truck vehicles 60,527 units, up 6,745 units or 12.5%
Small trucks 26,132 units, down 2,297 units or 8.1%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
35,438 units, down 2,286 units or 6.1 %

3) Buses: 10,161 units, up 2,325 units or 29.7%
Large buses 1,074 units, up 348 units or 47.9%
Small buses 9,087 units, up 1,977 units or 27.8%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in May 2008 stood at 360,524 vehicles, down 4.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 296,085 units, down 3.6%
Trucks 63,416 units, down 10.5%
Buses 1,023 units, up 13.9%

Exports (result) stood at 109.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for May 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in May 2008 was recorded as 69,626 units. Compared with the 124,641 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 55,015 units or 44.1%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for nine consecutive months.

May 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 11,796 units, down 14,049 units or 54.4%
51 - 125cc 9,679 units, down 7,256 units or 42.8%
126 - 250cc 9,560 units, down 7,547 units or 44.1%
Over 250cc 38,591 units, down 26,163 units or 40.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in May 2008 stood at 41,798 units, a decrease of 23.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,373 units, down 37.2%
51 - 125cc 9,133 units, up 57.2%
126 - 250cc 4,402 units, down 42.7%
Over 250cc 4,890 units, up 24.4%

Exports (result) stood at 85.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for May 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in May 2008 was recorded as 528,617 units. Compared with the 482,793 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 45,824 units or 9.5%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty four consecutive months.

May 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 470,471 units (including 14,205 units for KD)
Up 38,591 units or 8.9%
Trucks 47,294 units (including 18,278 units for KD)
Up 4,285 units or 10.0%
Buses 10,852 units (including 1,166 units for KD)
Up 2,948 units or 37.3%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for May 2008 was $12,993.80 million including $10,348.49 million for vehicles and $2,645.31 million for parts. This is an increase of $2,025.75 million or 18.5% as compared with $10,968.05 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for May 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in May 2008 was recorded as 62,048 units. Compared with the 72,240 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 10,192 units or 14.1%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

May 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 1,355 units, up 699 units or 106.6%
51 - 125cc class 6,251 units, down 4,238 units or 40.4%
126 - 250cc class 6,000 units, down 3,086 units or 34.0%
Over 250cc class 48,442 units, down 3,567 units or 6.9%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for May 2008 was $491.80 million including $352.42 million for vehicles and $139.38 million for parts. This is an increase of $24.49 million or 5.2% as compared with $467.31 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.