December 25, 2008

November 2008 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for November 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in November 2008 was recorded as 854,171 units. Compared with the 1,072,519 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 218,348 units or 20.4%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

November 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 854,171 units, down 218,348 units or 20.4%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
379,479 units, down 196,315 units or 34.1%
Small cars 228,892 units, down 7,357 units or 3.1%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
129,426 units, up 15,372 units or 13.5%

2) Trucks: 106,170 units, down 28,057 units or 20.9%
Standard truck vehicles 50,003 units, down 15,641 units or 23.8%
Small trucks 22,222 units, down 6,549 units or 22.8%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
33,945 units, down 5,867 units or 14.7 %

3) Buses: 10,204 units, down 1,991 units or 16.3%
Large buses 594 units, down 367 units or 38.2%
Small buses 9,610 units, down 1,624 units or 14.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in November 2008 stood at 368,884 vehicles, down 18.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 295,752 units, down 18.9%
Trucks 72,241 units, down 15.7%
Buses 891 units, up 0.8%

Exports (result) stood at 81.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for November 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in November 2008 was recorded as 111,716 units. Compared with the 137,417 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 5,701 units or 18.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for fifteen consecutive months.

November 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,585 units, up 47 units or 0.3%
51 - 125cc 7,369 units, down 5,417 units or 42.4%
126 - 250cc 16,459 units, down 3,587 units or 17.9%
Over 250cc 73,303 units, down 16,744 units or 18.6%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in November 2008 stood at 33,014 units, a decrease of 22.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 23,142 units, down 16.7%
51 - 125cc 4,853 units, down 42.1%
126 - 250cc 3,359 units, down 9.4%
Over 250cc 1,660 units, down 34.4%

Exports (result) stood at 85.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for November 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in November 2008 was recorded as 491,990 units. Compared with the 600,422 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 108,432 units or 18.1%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

November 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 428,275 units (including 13,765 units for KD)
Down 103,821 units or 19.5%
Trucks 51,536 units (including 19,514 units for KD)
Down 3,707 units or 6.7%
Buses 12,179 units (including 528 units for KD)
Down 904 units or 6.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for November 2008 was $11,423.50 million including $9,099.27 million for vehicles and $2,324.23 million for parts. This is a decrease of $2,478.24 million or 17.8% as compared with $13,901.74 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for November 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in November 2008 was recorded as 83,936 units. Compared with the 98,128 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 14,192 units or 14.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for fourteen consecutive months.

November 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,051 units, down 1,436 units or 41.2%
51 - 125cc class 7,370 units, down 5,698 units or 43.6%
126 - 250cc class 14,906 units, down 2,451 units or 14.1%
Over 250cc class 59,609 units, down 4,607 units or 7.2%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for November 2008 was $589.51 million including $456.87 million for vehicles and $132.64 million for parts. This is a decrease of $30.39 million or 4.9% as compared with $619.90 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.