February 27, 2009

January 2009 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for January 2009

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in January 2009 was recorded as 576,539 units. Compared with the 976,975 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 400,436 units or 41.0%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

January 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 494,843 units, down 347,268 units or 41.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
214,057 units, down 299,165 units or 58.3%
Small cars 162,039 units, down 58,329 units or 26.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
118,747 units, up 10,226 units or 9.4%

2) Trucks: 73,458 units, down 50,176 units or 40.6%
Standard truck vehicles 25,932 units, down 33,275 units or 56.2%
Small trucks 15,627 units, down 11,394 units or 42.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
31,899 units, down 5,507 units or 14.7 %

3) Buses: 8,238 units, down 2,992 units or 26.6%
Large buses 706 units, down 363 units or 34.0%
Small buses 7,532 units, down 2,629 units or 25.9%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in January 2009 stood at 301,707 vehicles, down 19.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 256,056 units, down 20.0%
Trucks 44,610 units, down 19.4%
Buses 1,041 units, down 11.0%

Exports (result) stood at 40.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile January 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 209,224 59.7
Nissan 47,477 41.0
Mitsubishi 25,392 35.0
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,351 33.5
Mazda 31,130 33.8
Isuzu 6,756 35.4
Honda 77,224 77.0
Hino 4,474 51.0
Suzuki 78,919 78.8
Daihatsu 63,774 97.3
Subaru 27,331 71.3
Nissan Diesel 1,414 36.2
Others 73 31.1
Total 576,539 59.0

Motorcycle Production Data for January 2009

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in January 2009 was recorded as 87,667 units. Compared with the 114,214 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 26,547 units or 23.2%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for seventeen consecutive months.

January 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 11,886 units, up 30 units or 0.3%
51 - 125cc 3,567 units, down 4,732 units or 57.0%
126 - 250cc 12,226 units, down 5,076 units or 29.3%
Over 250cc 59,988 units, down 16,769 units or 21.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in January 2009 stood at 28,980 units, a decrease of 8.6% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

January 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 20,982 units, up 21.0%
51 - 125cc 4,042 units, down 44.8%
126 - 250cc 2,525 units, down 32.6%
Over 250cc 1,431 units, down 56.3%

Exports (result) stood at 76.9% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle January 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 23,197 86.1
Suzuki 27,128 92.9
Yamaha 19,479 53.4
Kawasaki 17,861 82.8
Others 2 66.7
Total 87,667 76.8

Automobile Export Data for January 2009

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in January 2009 was recorded as 233,859 units. Compared with the 572,236 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 338,377 units or 59.1%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months.

January 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 200,347 units (including 7,560 units for KD)
Down 311,969 units or 60.9%
Trucks 24,382 units (including 8,706 units for KD)
Down 23,773 units or 49.4%
Buses 9,130 units (including 488 units for KD)
Down 2,635 units or 22.4%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for January 2009 was $5,567.98 million including $4,203.58 million for vehicles and $1,364.40 million for parts. This is a decrease of $7,570.66 million or 57.6% as compared with $13,138.64 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination (January 2009)
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 18,021 45.2
Middle-East 44,960 60.0
Europe 50,864 36.8
(EU) 35,487 43.5
North America 60,524 28.2
(U.S.A). 45,876 23.5
Latin America 19,941 45.6
Africa 17,082 65.4
Oceania 21,658 62.3
Others 809 168.2
Total 233,859 40.9
Reference: Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile January 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 91,209 43.8
Nissan 27,578 37.9
Mazda 20,207 27.9
Mitsubishi 12,936 22.5
Isuzu 6,148 46.3
Daihatsu 2,671 21.3
Honda 32,934 53.7
Subaru 16,527 75.3
Nissan Diesel 523 28.0
Hino 2,984 61.6
Suzuki 17,241 43.9
Mitsubishi Fuso 2,901 44.5
Total 233,859 40.9

Motorcycle Export Data for January 2009

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in January 2009 was recorded as 82,088 units. Compared with the 106,746 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 24,658 units or 23.1%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for sixteen consecutive months.

January 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,666 units, up 1,622 units or 155.4%
51 - 125cc class 3,786 units, down 4,768 units or 55.7%
126 - 250cc class 11,085 units, down 2,099 units or 15.9%
Over 250cc class 64,551 units, down 19,413 units or 23.1%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for January 2009 was $605.06 million including $479.99 million for vehicles and $125.07 million for parts. This is a decrease of $132.97 million or 18.0% as compared with $738.03 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination (January 2009)
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 4,389 72.2
Middle-East 612 146.1
Europe 30,117 60.3
(EU) 29,045 61.4
North America 37,992 101.5
(U.S.A). 33,650 101.1
Latin America 4,081 86.2
Africa 1,538 62.9
Oceania 3,359 58.5
Others 0 -
Total 82,088 76.9
Reference: Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle January 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 19,027 132.5
Suzuki 16,487 39.2
Yamaha 28,144 95.6
Kawasaki 18,430 88.2
Total 82,088 76.9