August 29, 2008

Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary for July 2008

Automobile Production Data for July 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in July 2008 was recorded as 1,087,454 units. Compared with the 876,220 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 211,234 units or 24.1%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for twelve consecutive months.

July 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 929,343 units, up 190,914 units or 25.9%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
558,056 units, up 107,511 units or 23.9%
Small cars 243,850 units, up 54,469 units or 28.8%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
127,437 units, up 28,934 units or 29.4%

2) Trucks: 144,581 units, up 14,461 units or 11.1%
Standard truck vehicles 73,346 units, up 13,293 units or 22.1%
Small trucks 31,415 units, down 1,131 units or 3.5%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
39,820 units, up 2,299 units or 6.1 %

3) Buses: 13,530 units, up 5,859 units or 76.4%
Large buses 1,227 units, up 13 units or 1.1%
Small buses 12,303 units, up 5,846 units or 90.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in July 2008 stood at 454,594 vehicles, up 3.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

July 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 383,258 units, up 7.0%
Trucks 70,108 units, down 11.8%
Buses 1,228 units, down 14.7%

Exports (result) stood at 120.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for July 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in July 2008 was recorded as 95,926 units. Compared with the 125,063 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 29,137 units or 23.3%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for eleven consecutive months.

July 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 13,397 units, down 12,834 units or 48.9%
51 - 125cc 20,589 units, up 2,488 units or 13.7%
126 - 250cc 17,452 units, down 11,924 units or 40.6%
Over 250cc 44,488 units, down 6,867 units or 13.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in July 2008 stood at 50,891 units, a decrease of 26.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

July 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,390 units, down 45.0%
51 - 125cc 15,328 units, up 27.5%
126 - 250cc 5,692 units, down 47.6%
Over 250cc 6,481 units, up 86.5%

Exports (result) stood at 78.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for July 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in July 2008 was recorded as 619,174 units. Compared with the 514,637 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 104,537 units or 20.3%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for thirty six consecutive months.

July 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 540,550 units (including 18,441 units for KD)
Up 86,662 units or 19.1%
Trucks 64,304 units (including 26,772 units for KD)
Up 12,384 units or 23.9%
Buses 14,320 units (including 1,187 units for KD)
Up 5,491 units or 62.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for July 2008 was $14,930.40 million including $11,942.13 million for vehicles and $2,988.27 million for parts. This is an increase of $3,182.87 million or 27.1% as compared with $11,747.53 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for July 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in July 2008 was recorded as 61,792 units. Compared with the 79,001 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 17,209 units or 21.8%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for ten consecutive months.

July 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 5,690 units, up 1,353 units or 31.2%
51 - 125cc class 9,809 units, down 961 units or 8.9%
126 - 250cc class 12,337 units, down 4,698 units or 27.6%
Over 250cc class 33,956 units, down 12,903 units or 27.5%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for July 2008 was $442.12 million including $294.06 million for vehicles and $148.06 million for parts. This is a decrease of $12.29 million or 2.7% as compared with $454.41 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.