January 30, 2009

December 2008 and Calendar Year 2008
Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for December 2008

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in December 2008 was recorded as 725,552 units. Compared with the 969,457 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 243,905 units or 25.2%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

December 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 625,921 units, down 209,658 units or 25.1%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
298,698 units, down 212,678 units or 41.6%
Small cars 199,913 units, down 12,014 units or 5.7%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
127,310 units, up 15,034 units or 13.4%

2) Trucks: 89,023 units, down 34,318 units or 27.8%
Standard truck vehicles 36,376 units, down 25,181 units or 40.9%
Small trucks 16,849 units, down 7,534 units or 30.9%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
35,798 units, down 1,603 units or 4.3 %

3) Buses: 10,608 units, up 71 units or 0.7%
Large buses 800 units, down 103 units or 11.4%
Small buses 9,808 units, up 174 units or 1.8%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in December 2008 stood at 306,319 vehicles, down 16.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

December 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 252,544 units, down 17.3%
Trucks 52,898 units, down 14.1%
Buses 877 units, up 0.3%

Exports (result) stood at 66.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Production Data for the Calendar Year 2008 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for the Calendar Year 2008 was recorded as 11,563,629 units. Compared with the 11,596,327 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 32,698 units or 0.3%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year after seven years of upturn.

The Calendar Year 2008 (January – December) Production Total Figures by Type of Vehicle
Total: 11,563,629 units, down 32,698 units or 0.3%
Passenger cars 9,916,149 units, down 28,488 units or 0.3%
Trucks 1,508,378 units, down 29,642 units or 1.9%
Buses 139,102 units, up 25,432 units or 22.4%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for the Calendar Year 2008 stood at 5,082,235 vehicles, down 5.1% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The Calendar Year 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 4,227,643 units, down 3.9%
Trucks 839,259 units, down 10.5%
Buses 15,333 units, down 1.8%

Exports (result) stood at 102.7% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for December 2008

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in December 2008 was recorded as 112,024 units. Compared with the 125,253 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 13,229 units or 10.6%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for sixteen consecutive months.

December 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 14,219 units, up 120 units or 0.9%
51 - 125cc 6,818 units, down 3,272 units or 32.4%
126 - 250cc 16,739 units, down 3,312 units or 16.5%
Over 250cc 74,248 units, down 6,765 units or 8.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in December 2008 stood at 30,460 units, a decrease of 40.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

December 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 20,285 units, down 38.7%
51 - 125cc 4,798 units, down 54.9%
126 - 250cc 3,356 units, down 31.2%
Over 250cc 2,021 units, down 25.8%

Exports (result) stood at 93.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Production Data for the Calendar Year 2008 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Motorcycle production total for the Calendar Year 2008 was recorded as 1,226,839 units. Compared with the 1,676,097 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 449,258 units or 26.8%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year for three consecutive years.

The Calendar Year 2008 (January – December) Production Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total: 1,226,839 units, down 449,258 units or 26.8%
50cc or under 162,928 units, down 101,408 units or 38.4%
51 - 125cc 128,381 units, down 50,446 units or 28.2%
126 - 250cc 192,863 units , down 76,826 units or 28.5%
Over 250cc 742,667 units, down 220,578 units or 22.9%

Domestic total sales for the period from January through December 2008 stood at 522,315 units, down 23.7% as compared with the figure recorded in the same period of the previous year.

The Calendar Year 2008 Domestic Sales Total Figures by Class of Motorcycle
Total: 522,315 units, down 23.7%
50cc or under 295,908 units, down 35.4%
51 - 125cc 120,990 units, up 20.1%
126 - 250cc 55,674 units, down 35.3%
Over 250cc 49,743 units, up 24.0%

Exports (result) stood at 81.3% as compared with the same period of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for December 2008

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in December 2008 was recorded as 422,077 units. Compared with the 635,753 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 213,676 units or 33.6%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

December 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 366,745 units (including 9,786 units for KD)
Down 198,005 units or 35.1%
Trucks 43,158 units (including 19,430 units for KD)
Down 15,283 units or 26.2%
Buses 12,174 units (including 531 units for KD)
Down 388 units or 3.1%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for December 2008 was $9,548.52 million including $7,508.64 million for vehicles and $2,039.88 million for parts. This is a decrease of $5,003.79 million or 34.4% as compared with $14,552.31 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Automobile Export Data for the Calendar Year 2008 (January – December)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for the Calendar Year 2008 was recorded as 6,727,091 units. Compared with the 6,549,940 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is an increase of 177,151 units or 2.7%, and export increase on the same period of the previous year for seven consecutive years.

The Calendar Year 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 5,915,429 units (including 183,874 units for KD)
Up 103,470 units or 1.8%
Trucks 658,218 units (including 257,353 units for KD)
Up 41,768 units or 6.8%
Buses 153,444 units (including 11,428 units for KD)
Up 31,913 units or 26.3%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for the Calendar Year 2008 was $161,141.39 million including $127,665.77 million for vehicles and $33,475.62 million for parts. This is an increase of $11,045.18 million or 7.4% as compared with $150,096.21 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for December 2008

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in December 2008 was recorded as 91,008 units. Compared with the 97,797 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 6,789 units or 6.9%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for fifteen consecutive months.

December 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,829 units, up 501 units or 21.5%
51 - 125cc class 5,895 units, down 1,406 units or 19.3%
126 - 250cc class 14,134 units, down 2,614 units or 15.6%
Over 250cc class 68,150 units, down 3,270 units or 4.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for December 2008 was $669.85 million including $525.20 million for vehicles and $144.65 million for parts. This is a decrease of $25.00 million or 3.6% as compared with $694.85 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.


Motorcycle Export Data for the Calendar Year 2008 (January – December)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the Calendar Year 2008 was recorded as 1,002,187 units. Compared with the 1,232,796 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 230,609 units or 18.7%, and export decrease on the same period of the previous year for two consecutive years.

The Calendar Year 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 36,234 units, up 2,042 units or 6.0%
51 - 125cc class 95,114 units, down 39,456 units or 29.3%
126 - 250cc class 149,530 units, down 28,143 units or 15.8%
Over 250cc class 721,309 units, down 165,052 units or 18.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for the Calendar Year 2008 was $7,272.93 million including $5,484.79 million for vehicles and $1,788.14 million for parts. This is a decrease of $428.82 million or 5.6% as compared with $7,701.75 million recorded for the same period of the previous year.