July 30, 2008

June 2008 and the First Half of 2008 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for June 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in June 2008 was recorded as 1,034,317 units. Compared with the 990,114 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 44,203 units or 4.5%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for eleven consecutive months.

June 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 885,799 units, up 39,055 units or 4.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
531,455 units, up 32,401 units or 6.5%
Small cars 234,625 units, up 11,143 units or 5.0%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
119,719 units, down 4,489 units or 3.6%

2) Trucks: 136,763 units, up 2,271 units or 1.7%
Standard truck vehicles 66,990 units, up 6,126 units or 10.1%
Small trucks 29,829 units, down 4,205 units or 12.4%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
39,944 units, up 350 units or 0.9 %

3) Buses: 11,755 units, up 2,877 units or 32.4%
Large buses 929 units, up 47 units or 5.3%
Small buses 10,826 units, up 2,830 units or 35.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in June 2008 stood at 446,990 vehicles, down 3.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

June 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 363,967 units, down 2.5%
Trucks 81,825 units, down 6.7%
Buses 1,198 units, down 3.5%

Exports (result) stood at 105.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for the First Half of 2008 (January – June)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for the first half of 2008 was recorded as 6,057,044 units. Compared with the 5,713,469 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 343,575 units or 6.0%, and production increase on the same period of the previous year for seven consecutive years.

The First Half of 2008 (January – June) Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total : 6,057,044 units, up 343,575 units or 6.0%
Passenger cars 5,206,330 units, up 290,764 units or 5.9%
Trucks 780,271 units, up 32,266 units or 4.3%
Buses 70,473 units, up 20,545 units or 41.1%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for the first half of 2008 stood at 2,786,169 vehicles, down 2.0% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of 2008 (January – June) Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 2,328,630 units, down 0.6%
Trucks 448,824 units, down 8.5%
Buses 8,715 units, down 2.8%

Exports (result) stood at 112.7% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for June 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in June 2008 was recorded as 85,691 units. Compared with the 131,046 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 45,355 units or 34.6%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for ten consecutive months.

June 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 16,608 units, down 10,351 units or 38.4%
51 - 125cc 17,342 units, down 788 units or 4.3%
126 - 250cc 11,963 units, down 17,944 units or 60.0%
Over 250cc 39,778 units, down 16,272 units or 29.0%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in June 2008 stood at 45,656 units, a decrease of 27.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

June 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,253 units, down 41.9%
51 - 125cc 11,565 units, up 84.2%
126 - 250cc 4,683 units, down 63.4%
Over 250cc 6,155 units, up 66.5%

Exports (result) stood at 75.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for the First Half of 2008 (January – June)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Motorcycle production total for the first half of 2008 was recorded as 593,384 units. Compared with the 869,211 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 275,827 units or 31.7%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The First Half of 2008 (January – June) Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 593,384 units, down 275,827 units or 31.7%
50cc or under 82,571 units, down 69,485 units or 45.7%
51 - 125cc 58,154 units, down 26,721 units or 31.5%
126 - 250cc 81,609 units , down 38,718 units or 32.2%
Over 250cc 371,050 units, down 140,903 units or 27.5%

Domestic total sales for the period from January through June 2008 stood at 264,309 units, down 22.1% as compared with the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of 2008 (January – June) Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total : 264,309 units, down 22.1%
50cc or under 151,318 units, down 35.4%
51 - 125cc 57,709 units, up 56.1%
126 - 250cc 28,252 units, down 37.4%
Over 250cc 27,030 units, up 18.6%

Exports (result) stood at 79.4% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for June 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in June 2008 was recorded as 594,684 units. Compared with the 563,722 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 30,962 units or 5.5%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty five consecutive months.

June 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 523,433 units (including 16,560 units for KD)
Up 20,432 units or 4.1%
Trucks 58,694 units (including 25,823 units for KD)
Up 7,333 units or 14.3%
Buses 12,557 units (including 1,157 units for KD)
Up 3,197 units or 34.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for June 2008 was $14,435.11 million including $11,535.74 million for vehicles and $2,899.37 million for parts. This is an increase of $1,525.05 million or 11.8% as compared with $12,910.06 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for the First Half of 2008 (January – June)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for the first half of 2008 was recorded as 3,505,805 units. Compared with the 3,109,751 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 396,054 units or 12.7%, and export increase on the same period of the previous year for seven consecutive years.

The First Half of 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 3,102,609 units (including 97,935 units for KD)
Up 329,374 units or 11.9%
Trucks 326,976 units (including 123,486 units for KD)
Up 42,253 units or 14.8%
Buses 76,220 units (including 6,291 units for KD)
Up 24,427 units or 47.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for the first half of 2008 was $85,376.94 million including $67,427.42 million for vehicles and $17,949.52 million for parts. This is an increase of $14,596.44 million or 20.6% as compared with $70,780.50 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for June 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in June 2008 was recorded as 64,102 units. Compared with the 84,615 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 20,513 units or 24.2%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for nine consecutive months.

June 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 5,975 units, up 2,929 units or 96.2%
51 - 125cc class 8,480 units, down 4,699 units or 35.7%
126 - 250cc class 7,784 units, down 6,155 units or 44.2%
Over 250cc class 41,863 units, down 12,588 units or 23.1%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for June 2008 was $481.26 million including $335.70 million for vehicles and $145.56 million for parts. This is a decrease of $16.02 million or 3.2% as compared with $497.28 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of 2008 (January – June)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the first half of 2008 was recorded as 526,888 units. Compared with the 663,783 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 136,895 units or 20.6%, and export decrease on the same period of the previous year after three years of upturn.

The First Half of 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 11,420 units, down 326 units or 2.8%
51 - 125cc class 41,031 units, down 22,188 units or 35.1%
126 - 250cc class 58,671 units, down 11,563 units or 16.5%
Over 250cc class 415,766 units, down 102,818 units or 19.8%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for the first half of 2008 was $3,966.73 million including $3,041.79 million for vehicles and $924.94 million for parts. This is a decrease of $23.28 million or 4.9% as compared with $4,170.01 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.