November 28, 2008

October 2008 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for October 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in October 2008 was recorded as 1,013,063 units. Compared with the 1,086,868 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 73,805 units or 6.8%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

October 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 862,331 units, down 68,528 units or 7.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
493,094 units, down 86,197 units or 14.9%
Small cars 243,481 units, up 9,030 units or 3.9%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
125,756 units, up 8,639 units or 7.4%

2) Trucks: 139,037 units, down 3,627 units or 2.5%
Standard truck vehicles 66,919 units, down 2,878 units or 4.1%
Small trucks 27,951 units, down 2,416 units or 8.0%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
44,167 units, up 1,667 units or 3.9 %

3) Buses: 11,695 units, down 1,650 units or 12.4%
Large buses 710 units, down 499 units or 41.3%
Small buses 10,985 units, down 1,151 units or 9.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in October 2008 stood at 379,366 vehicles, down 6.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 314,861 units, down 6.3%
Trucks 63,416 units, down 8.5%
Buses 1,089 units, up 6.8%

Exports (result) stood at 95.8% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for October 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in October 2008 was recorded as 120,123 units. Compared with the 152,461 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 32,338 units or 21.2%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for fourteen consecutive months.

October 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,885 units, up 2,217 units or 17.5%
51 - 125cc 11,329 units, down 8,912 units or 44.0%
126 - 250cc 20,777 units, down 3,708 units or 15.1%
Over 250cc 73,132 units, down 21,935 units or 23.1%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in October 2008 stood at 35,492 units, a decrease of 18.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

October 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 24,402 units, down 11.8%
51 - 125cc 4,867 units, down 51.2%
126 - 250cc 3,886 units, up 14.3%
Over 250cc 2,337 units, down 10.3%

Exports (result) stood at 78.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for October 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in October 2008 was recorded as 575,391 units. Compared with the 600,554 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 25,163 units or 4.2%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

October 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 504,273 units (including 16,056 units for KD)
Down 23,325 units or 4.4%
Trucks 57,884 units (including 21,675 units for KD)
Down 1,177 units or 2.0%
Buses 13,234 units (including 763 units for KD)
Down 661 units or 4.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for October 2008 was $13,583.40 million including $10,660.10 million for vehicles and $2,923.30 million for parts. This is an increase of $480.13 million or 3.4% as compared with $14,063.53 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for October 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in October 2008 was recorded as 90,702 units. Compared with the 115,401 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 24,699 units or 21.4%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for thirteen consecutive months.

October 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 4,258 units, down 1,323 units or 23.7%
51 - 125cc class 11,669 units, down 3,459 units or 22.9%
126 - 250cc class 19,272 units, up 499 units or 2.7%
Over 250cc class 55,503 units, down 20,416 units or 26.9%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for October 2008 was $597.21 million including $444.74 million for vehicles and $152.47 million for parts. This is a decrease of $88.97 million or 13.0% as compared with $686.18 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.