October 29, 2008

September 2008 & First Half of Fiscal 2008 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for September 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in September 2008 was recorded as 1,056,556 units. Compared with the 1,013,511 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 43,045 units or 4.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after two months of downturn.

September 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 901,012 units, up 34,634 units or 4.0%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
519,136 units, up 2,148 units or 0.4%
Small cars 252,853 units, up 15,575 units or 6.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
129,023 units, up 16,911 units or 15.1%

2) Trucks: 142,385 units, up 7,216 units or 5.3%
Standard truck vehicles 74,976 units, up 9,090 units or 13.8%
Small trucks 29,943 units, down 919 units or 3.0%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,466 units, down 955 units or 2.5 %

3) Buses: 13,159 units, up 1,195 units or 10.0%
Large buses 1,050 units, down 233 units or 18.2%
Small buses 12,109 units, up 1,428 units or 13.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in September 2008 stood at 476,818 vehicles, down 4.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 397,307 units, down 4.5%
Trucks 78,044 units, down 5.7%
Buses 1,467 units, up 42.3%

Exports (result) stood at 106.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 was recorded as 5,790,964 units. Compared with the 5,481,336 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 309,628 units or 5.6%, and production increase on the same period of the previous year after two years of downturn.

The First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September) Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total: 5,790,964 units, up 309,628 units or 5.6%
Passenger cars 4,949,900 units, up 278,236 units or 6.0%
Trucks 772,619 units, up 15,175 units or 2.0%
Buses 68,445 units, up 16,217 units or 31.1%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 stood at 2,417,837 vehicles, down 2.7% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September) Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 2,001,755 units, down 1.0%
Trucks 408,924 units, down 10.2%
Buses 7,158 units, down 0.8%

Exports (result) stood at 109.7% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for September 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in September 2008 was recorded as 117,179 units. Compared with the 131,170 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 13,991 units or 10.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for thirteen consecutive months.

September 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,897 units, up 2,719 units or 22.3%
51 - 125cc 13,041 units, down 6,253 units or 32.4%
126 - 250cc 24,980 units, up 1,317 units or 5.6%
Over 250cc 64,261 units, down 11,774 units or 15.5%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in September 2008 stood at 56,594 units, a decrease of 18.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 31,962 units, down 33.7%
51 - 125cc 14,941 units, up 43.8%
126 - 250cc 5,776 units, down 24.1%
Over 250cc 3,915 units, up 8.4%

Exports (result) stood at 79.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Motorcycle production total for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 was recorded as 520,886 units. Compared with the 783,671 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 262,785 units or 33.5%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September) Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total: 520,886 units, down 262,785 units or 33.5%
50cc or under 76,346 units, down 73,298 units or 49.0%
51 - 125cc 79,846 units, down 20,550 units or 20.5%
126 - 250cc 91,117 units , down 59,319 units or 39.4%
Over 250cc 273,577 units, down 109,618 units or 28.6%

Domestic total sales for the period from April through September 2008 stood at 292,201 units, down 24.4% as compared with the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September) Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total: 292,201 units, down 24.4%
50cc or under 148,441 units, down 42.1%
51 - 125cc 79,570 units, up 50.2%
126 - 250cc 32,427 units, down 42.4%
Over 250cc 31,763 units, up 53.2%

Exports (result) stood at 76.4% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for September 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in September 2008 was recorded as 615,922 units. Compared with the 580,677 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 35,255 units or 6.1%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after two months of downturn.

September 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 542,289 units (including 14,944 units for KD)
Up 30,720 units or 6.0%
Trucks 59,997 units (including 25,274 units for KD)
Up 3,882 units or 6.9%
Buses 13,636 units (including 1,121 units for KD)
Up 653 units or 5.0%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for September 2008 was $14,264.10 million including $11,529.04 million for vehicles and $2,735.06 million for parts. This is an increase of $962.24 million or 7.2% as compared with $13,301.86 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 was recorded as 3,439,191 units. Compared with the 3,134,677 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 304,514 units or 9.7%, and export increase on the same period of the previous year for five consecutive years.

The First Half of Fiscal 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 3,026,024 units (including 94,227 units for KD)
Up 248,191 units or 8.9%
Trucks 337,753 units (including 138,763 units for KD)
Up 37,217 units or 12.4%
Buses 75,414 units (including 6,746 units for KD) Up
19,106 units or 33.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 was $84,345.74 million including $66,056.45 million for vehicles and $18,289.29 million for parts. This is an increase of $12,449.17 million or 17.3% as compared with $71,896.57 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for September 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in September 2008 was recorded as 88,177 units. Compared with the 111,452 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 23,275 units or 20.9%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for twelve consecutive months.

September 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 5,619 units, up 1,011 units or 21.9%
51 - 125cc class 10,187 units, down 4,487 units or 30.6%
126 - 250cc class 19,189 units, down 4,818 units or 20.1%
Over 250cc class 53,182 units, down 14,981 units or 22.0%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for September 2008 was $580.66 million including $433.04 million for vehicles and $147.62 million for parts. This is a decrease of $80.54 million or 12.2% as compared with $661.20 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 (April – September)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 was recorded as 410,659 units. Compared with the 537,802 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 127,143 units or 23.6%, and export decrease on the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The First Half of Fiscal 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 23,451 units, up 7,728 units or 49.2%
51 - 125cc class 48,508 units, down 23,499 units or 32.6%
126 - 250cc class 66,277 units, down 23,760 units or 26.4%
Over 250cc class 272,423 units, down 87,612 units or 24.3%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for the First Half of Fiscal 2008 was $3,033.18 million including $2,146.75 million for vehicles and $886.43 million for parts. This is a decrease of $228.60 million or 7.0% as compared with $3,261.78 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.