April 30, 2009

March 2009 and Fiscal Year 2008
Automobile and Motorcycle Statistics Summary

Automobile Production Data for March 2009

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in March 2009 was recorded as 552,071 units. Compared with the 1,104,659 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 552,588 units or 50.0%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

March 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 468,469 units, down 482,460 units or 50.7%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
181,478 units, down 379,439 units or 67.6%
Small cars 163,519 units, down 93,999 units or 36.5%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
123,472 units, down 9,022 units or 6.8%

2) Trucks: 77,856 units, down 62,378 units or 44.5%
Standard truck vehicles 23,316 units, down 43,474 units or 65.1%
Small trucks 19,450 units, down 14,924 units or 43.4%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
35,090 units, down 3,980 units or 10.2 %

3) Buses: 5,746 units, down 7,750 units or 57.4%
Large buses 602 units, down 552 units or 47.8%
Small buses 5,144 units, down 7,198 units or 58.3%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in March 2009 stood at 546,098 vehicles, down 25.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 463,405 units, down 24.5%
Trucks 80,059 units, down 29.8%
Buses 2,634 units, down 6.5%

Exports (result) stood at 35.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile March 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 161,346 41.6
Nissan 61,910 44.4
Mitsubishi 35,304 37.7
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,213 30.6
Mazda 42,440 42.8
Isuzu 7,613 31.7
Honda 61,642 59.7
Hino 4,408 45.3
Suzuki 80,844 72.9
Daihatsu 64,280 88.2
Subaru 27,941 57.7
Nissan Diesel 1,084 23.6
Others 46 17.4
Total 552,071 50.0

Automobile Production Data for the Fiscal Year 2008 (April 2008 - March 2009)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for fiscal year 2008 (April 2008 - March 2009) was recorded as 9,993,756 units. Compared with the 11,790,059 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 1,796,303 units or 15.2%, and production decrease after seven years of upturn.

Fiscal Year 2008 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 8,542,405 units, down 1,561,994 units or 15.5%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
4,686,616 units, down 1,401,593 units or 23.0%
Small cars 2,443,843 units, down 189,863 units or 7.2%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
1,411,946 units, up 29,462 units or 2.1%
2) Trucks: 1,329,856 units, down 229,349 units or 14.7%
Standard truck vehicles 615,399 units, down 126,014 units or 17.0%
Small trucks 288,345 units, down 70,162 units or 19.6%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
426,112 units, down 33,173 units or 7.2 %
3) Buses: 121,495 units, down 4,960 units or 3.9%
Large buses 10,306 units, down 2,086 units or 16.8%
Small buses 111,189 units, down 2,874 units or 2.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for fiscal year 2008 stood at 4,700,784 vehicles. Compared with the 5,319,620 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 11.6%, and domestic sales decrease for three consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2008 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 3,908,883 units, down 11.0%
Trucks 776,928 units, down 15.0%
Buses 14,973 units, down 2.2%

Exports (result) stood at 82.8% as compared with the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile Fiscal Year 2008
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 3,393,257 79.6
Nissan 1,050,487 83.2
Mitsubishi 669,694 76.5
Mitsubishi Fuso 105,007 74.4
Mazda 899,448 85.9
Isuzu 212,524 86.8
Honda 1,148,355 88.6
Hino 90,935 82.5
Suzuki 1,139,085 93.4
Daihatsu 770,792 98.1
Subaru 473,966 96.8
Nissan Diesel 38,330 77.4
Others 1,876 71.8
Total 9,993,756 84.8

Motorcycle Production Data for March 2009

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in March 2009 was recorded as 60,369 units. Compared with the 120,831 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 60,462 units or 50.0%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for nineteen consecutive months.

March 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 10,275 units, down 6,506 units or 38.8%
51 - 125cc 3,151 units, down 3,660 units or 53.7%
126 - 250cc 9,922 units, down 6,154 units or 38.3%
Over 250cc 37,021 units, down 44,142 units or 54.4%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in March 2009 stood at 48,548 units, a decrease of 20.7% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 33,421 units, down 20.2%
51 - 125cc 7,787 units, down 12.0%
126 - 250cc 4,203 units, down 25.9%
Over 250cc 3,137 units, down 35.3%

Exports (result) stood at 62.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle March 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 16,559 55.4
Suzuki 22,093 75.1
Yamaha 13,437 31.6
Kawasaki 8,278 43.5
Others 2 40.0
Total 60,369 50.0

Motorcycle Production Data for Fiscal Year 2008 (April 2008 - March 2009)

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production for fiscal year 2008 (April 2008 - March 2009) was recorded as 1,085,504 units. Compared with the 1,560,892 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 475,388 units or 30.5%, and production decrease for three consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2008 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 153,222 units, down 80,620 units or 34.5%
51 - 125cc 114,734 units, down 51,798 units or 31.1%
126 - 250cc 178,168 units, down 84,621 units or 32.2%
Over 250cc 639,380 units, down 258,349 units or 28.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) for fiscal year 2008 stood at 499,137 units. Compared with the 655,076 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 23.8 % and decrease for three consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2008 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 293,037 units, down 31.0%
51 - 125cc 109,969 units, up 1.0%
126 - 250cc 52,119 units, down 35.6%
Over 250cc 44,012 units, up 8.5%

Exports (result) stood at 76.0% as compared with the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle Fiscal Year 2008
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 310,113 72.7
Suzuki 326,361 84.0
Yamaha 278,530 57.6
Kawasaki 170,420 65.1
Others 80 27.7
Total 1,085,504 69.5

Automobile Export Data for March 2009

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in March 2009 was recorded as 228,201 units. Compared with the 638,384 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 410,183 units or 64.3%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for six consecutive months.

March 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 199,013 units (including 6,680 units for KD)
Down 360,137 units or 64.4%
Trucks 23,464 units (including 10,891 units for KD)
Down 40,915 units or 63.6%
Buses 5,724 units (including 603 units for KD)
Down 9,131 units or 61.5%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for March 2009 was $5,718.09 million including $4,030.48 million for vehicles and $1,687.61 million for parts. This is a decrease of $9,523.69 million or 62.5% as compared with $15,241.78 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

March 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 22,701 42.7
Middle-East 26,106 29.0
Europe 46,525 31.3
(EU) 31,472 39.4
North America 83,855 38.9
(U.S.A). 72,285 37.9
Latin America 13,664 28.0
Africa 10,214 33.3
Oceania 24,158 47.8
Others 978 120.0
Total 228,201 35.7
Reference: March 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile March 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 79,822 31.7
Nissan 25,164 34.1
Mazda 32,011 47.2
Mitsubishi 17,227 23.0
Isuzu 8,699 44.2
Daihatsu 2,949 20.8
Honda 22,497 42.4
Subaru 17,389 62.7
Nissan Diesel 534 20.1
Hino 3,224 47.4
Suzuki 16,449 43.9
Mitsubishi Fuso 2,236 26.7
Total 228,201 35.7

Automobile Export Data for Fiscal Year 2008 (April 2008 – March 2009)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for fiscal year 2008 was recorded as 5,602,813 units. Compared with the 6,769,851 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 1,167,038 units or 17.2%, and export decrease after seven years of upturn.

Fiscal Year 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 4,911,099 units (including 154,549 units for KD)
Down 1,081,293 units or 18.0%
Trucks 557,515 units (including 227,355 units for KD)
Down 83,653 units or 13.0%
Buses 134,199 units (including 10,197 units for KD)
Down 2,092 units or 1.5%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for fiscal year 2008 was $135,268.05 million including $105,301.90 million for vehicles and $29,966.15 million for parts. This is a decrease of $21,386.39 million or 13.7% as compared with $156,654.44 million recorded for the previous year.

Fiscal Year 2008 Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 443,664 7.9 7.2 -9.1
Middle-East 812,526 14.5 13.0 -7.5
Europe 1,308,764 23.4 22.5 -14.1
North America
(U. S. A.)
1,889,290
(1,662,616)
33.7
(29.7)
36.6
(33.1)
-23.8
(-25.8)
Central America 213,717 3.8 4.4 -28.4
South America 217,852 3.9 4.2 -23.3
Africa 307,463 5.5 5.1 -11.0
Oceania 397,206 7.1 6.8 -14.1
Others 12,331 0.2 0.1 +30.0
Total 5,602,813 100.0 100.0 -17.2
Reference: Fiscal Year 2008 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile Fiscal Year 2008
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 2,139,512 79.0
Nissan 624,486 86.1
Mazda 742,571 90.0
Mitsubishi 463,088 75.4
Isuzu 168,063 96.1
Daihatsu 100,338 65.2
Honda 573,561 82.4
Subaru 299,186 110.0
Nissan Diesel 21,813 83.2
Hino 58,693 91.3
Suzuki 336,470 81.2
Mitsubishi Fuso 75,032 78.7
Total 5,602,813 82.8

Motorcycle Export Data for March 2009

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in March 2009 was recorded as 60,331 units. Compared with the 97,051 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 36,720 units or 37.8%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for eighteen consecutive months.

March 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 2,170 units, up 1,288 units or 146.0%
51 - 125cc class 2,959 units, down 1,844 units or 38.4%
126 - 250cc class 8,697 units, up 518 units or 6.3%
Over 250cc class 46,505 units, down 36,682 units or 44.1%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for March 2009 was $494.66 million including $377.83 million for vehicles and $116.83 million for parts. This is a decrease of $270.27 million or 35.3% as compared with $764.93 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

March 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 2,813 77.0
Middle-East 363 54.3
Europe 21,437 43.5
(EU) 18,919 40.1
North America 28,078 91.1
(U.S.A). 24,234 90.9
Latin America 2,618 50.4
Africa 2,156 82.5
Oceania 2,866 58.8
Others 0 -
Total 60,331 62.2
Reference: March 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle March 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 12,656 78.5
Suzuki 21,991 71.9
Yamaha 15,899 49.7
Kawasaki 9,785 53.2
Total 60,331 62.2

Motorcycle Export Data for Fiscal Year 2008 (April 2008 – March 2009)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for fiscal year 2008 was recorded as 893,163 units. Compared with the 1,175,010 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 281,847 units or 24.0%, and export decrease for two consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 41,218 units, up 34.0%
51 - 125cc class 84,133 units, down 34.9%
126 - 250cc class 142,407 units, down 19.9%
Over 250cc class 625,405 units, down 25.3%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for fiscal year 2008 was $6,530.45 million including $4,866.04 million for vehicles and $1,664.41 million for parts. This is a decrease of $1,115.43 million or 14.6% as compared with $7,645.88 million recorded for the previous year.

Fiscal Year 2008 Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 46,284 5.2 7.7 -48.9
Middle-East 7,363 0.8 0.6 +1.2
Europe 299,134 33.5 39.3 -35.2
North America
(U. S. A.)
390,243
(353,565)
43.7
(39.6)
37.8
(34.4)
-12.2
(-12.6)
Central America 12,244 1.4 1.2 -12.3
South America 43,787 4.9 4.2 -11.3
Africa 32,119 3.6 3.1 -10.9
Oceania 61,989 6.9 6.1 -13.7
Total 893,163 100.0 100.0 -24.0
Reference: Fiscal Year 2008 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle Fiscal Year 2008
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 207,076 82.5
Suzuki 229,704 69.6
Yamaha 294,756 85.3
Kawasaki 161,627 65.0
Total 893,163 76.0