May 29, 2009

April 2009 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for April 2009

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in April 2009 was recorded as 485,405 units. Compared with the 917,951 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 432,546 units or 47.1%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

April 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 415,804 units, down 371,858 units or 47.2%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
183,403 units, down 304,033 units or 62.4%
Small cars 133,596 units, down 59,439 units or 30.8%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
98,805 units, down 8,386 units or 7.8%

2) Trucks: 64,616 units, down 55,266 units or 46.1%
Standard truck vehicles 17,645 units, down 42,078 units or 70.5%
Small trucks 16,297 units, down 10,829 units or 39.9%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
30,674 units, down 2,359 units or 7.1 %

3) Buses: 4,985 units, down 5,422 units or 52.1%
Large buses 485 units, down 457 units or 48.5%
Small buses 4,500 units, down 4,965 units or 52.5%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in April 2009 stood at 284,035 vehicles, down 23.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 236,063 units, down 22.8%
Trucks 47,048 units, down 23.9%
Buses 924 units, down 21.4%

Exports (result) stood at 35.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile April 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 145,516 43.9
Nissan 49,663 50.2
Mitsubishi 22,849 36.3
Mitsubishi Fuso 2,787 27.3
Mazda 46,993 53.0
Isuzu 4,623 22.5
Honda 57,066 62.5
Hino 3,658 41.7
Suzuki 70,520 71.3
Daihatsu 55,259 89.0
Subaru 24,997 62.3
Nissan Diesel 1,438 34.3
Others 36 17.6
Total 485,405 52.9

Motorcycle Production Data for April 2009

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in April 2009 was recorded as 49,642 units. Compared with the 75,977 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 26,335 units or 34.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for twenty consecutive months.

April 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 9,186 units, down 2,088 units or 18.5%
51 - 125cc 3,815 units, down 4,299 units or 53.0%
126 - 250cc 7,228 units, down 5,087 units or 41.3%
Over 250cc 29,413 units, down 14,861 units or 33.6%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in April 2009 stood at 35,540 units, a decrease of 22.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

April 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 22,505 units, down 10.2%
51 - 125cc 6,363 units, down 37.1%
126 - 250cc 3,832 units, down 41.2%
Over 250cc 2,840 units, down 29.4%

Exports (result) stood at 75.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle April 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 15,097 87.9
Suzuki 12,320 55.5
Yamaha 14,170 53.6
Kawasaki 8,049 79.4
Others 6 120.0
Total 49,642 65.3

Automobile Export Data for April 2009

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in April 2009 was recorded as 206,456 units. Compared with the 584,059 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 377,603 units or 64.7%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for seven consecutive months.

April 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 184,548 units (including 7,467 units for KD)
Down 334,042 units or 64.4%
Trucks 16,201 units (including 6,575 units for KD)
Down 36,900 units or 69.5%
Buses 5,707 units (including 653 units for KD)
Down 6,661 units or 53.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for April 2009 was $5,659.07 million including $3,607.87 million for vehicles and $2,051.20 million for parts. This is a decrease of $10,039.48 million or 64.0% as compared with $15,698.55 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

April 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 22,533 48.1
Middle-East 19,640 28.2
Europe 47,178 35.6
(EU) 39,085 56.5
North America 69,607 32.3
(U.S.A). 58,547 30.3
Latin America 12,350 27.8
Africa 9,422 29.1
Oceania 25,022 59.9
Others 704 55.6
Total 206,456 35.3
Reference: April 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile April 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 69,194 29.1
Nissan 30,670 45.7
Mazda 39,670 46.9
Mitsubishi 9,436 23.6
Isuzu 2,284 16.5
Daihatsu 4,617 35.0
Honda 16,418 29.6
Subaru 14,823 68.4
Nissan Diesel 462 18.0
Hino 2,413 43.2
Suzuki 15,207 44.9
Mitsubishi Fuso 1,262 15.5
Total 206,456 35.3

Motorcycle Export Data for April 2009

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in April 2009 was recorded as 56,542 units. Compared with the 74,856 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 18,314 units or 24.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for nineteen consecutive months.

April 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 1,306 units, up 861 units or 193.5%
51 - 125cc class 4,202 units, down 426 units or 9.2%
126 - 250cc class 8,188 units, down 1,758 units or 17.7%
Over 250cc class 42,846 units, down 16,991 units or 28.4%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for April 2009 was $460.21 million including $338.68 million for vehicles and $121.53 million for parts. This is a decrease of $150.28 million or 24.6% as compared with $610.49 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

April 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 5,265 117.8
Middle-East 283 51.9
Europe 19,857 56.0
(EU) 18,882 56.0
North America 25,765 113.2
(U.S.A). 23,168 112.0
Latin America 1,299 29.1
Africa 1,728 85.9
Oceania 2,345 45.3
Others 0 -
Total 56,542 75.5
Reference: April 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle April 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 7,562 95.2
Suzuki 16,737 51.2
Yamaha 24,146 104.6
Kawasaki 8,097 72.9
Total 56,542 75.5