June 29, 2009

May 2009 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for May 2009

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in May 2009 was recorded as 542,282 units. Compared with the 924,897 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 382,615 units or 41.4%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

May 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 470,038 units, down 322,601 units or 40.7%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
241,479 units, down 238,719 units or 49.7%
Small cars 140,889 units, down 65,146 units or 31.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
87,670 units, down 18,736 units or 17.6%

2) Trucks: 67,180 units, down 54,917 units or 45.0%
Standard truck vehicles 22,549 units, down 37,596 units or 62.5%
Small trucks 17,272 units, down 9,242 units or 34.9%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
27,359 units, down 8,079 units or 22.8 %

3) Buses: 5,064 units, down 5,097 units or 50.2%
Large buses 533 units, down 541 units or 50.4%
Small buses 4,531 units, down 4,556 units or 50.1%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in May 2009 stood at 292,043 vehicles, down 19.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 244,595 units, down 17.4%
Trucks 46,925 units, down 26.0%
Buses 523 units, down 48.9%

Exports (result) stood at 44.1% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile May 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 192,637 58.1
Nissan 63,859 63.7
Mitsubishi 24,793 40.0
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,348 37.5
Mazda 50,065 57.1
Isuzu 6,633 30.2
Honda 52,663 57.0
Hino 4,200 46.5
Suzuki 67,423 67.3
Daihatsu 46,869 72.6
Subaru 28,316 67.9
Nissan Diesel 1,437 33.6
Others 39 18.2
Total 542,282 58.6

Motorcycle Production Data for May2009

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in May 2009 was recorded as 41,181 units. Compared with the 69,626 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 28,445 units or 40.9%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for twenty one consecutive months.

May 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 10,900 units, down 896 units or 7.6%
51 - 125cc 3,111 units, down 6,568 units or 67.9%
126 - 250cc 5,849 units, down 3,711 units or 38.8%
Over 250cc 21,321 units, down 17,270 units or 44.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in May 2009 stood at 30,337 units, a decrease of 27.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

May 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 20,747 units, down 11.2%
51 - 125cc 4,613 units, down 49.5%
126 - 250cc 3,016 units, down 31.5%
Over 250cc 1,961 units, down 59.9%

Exports (result) stood at 54.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle May 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 13,106 75.3
Suzuki 9,161 42.6
Yamaha 11,486 59.8
Kawasaki 7,423 64.5
Others 5 166.7
Total 41,181 59.1

Automobile Export Data for May 2009

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in May 2009 was recorded as 233,217 units. Compared with the 528,617 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 295,400 units or 55.9%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for eight consecutive months.

May 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 211,883 units (including 8,383 units for KD)
Down 258,588 units or 55.0%
Trucks 17,094 units (including 8,748 units for KD)
Down 30,200 units or 63.9%
Buses 4,240 units (including 569 units for KD)
Down 6,612 units or 60.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for May 2009 was $6,194.80 million including $4,274.93 million for vehicles and $1,919.87 million for parts. This is a decrease of $6,808.19 million or 52.4% as compared with $13,002.99 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

May 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 27,366 61.8
Middle-East 13,707 27.2
Europe 53,606 39.8
(EU) 47,031 76.6
North America 91,894 49.0
(U.S.A). 80,506 47.0
Latin America 12,004 28.9
Africa 5,659 20.1
Oceania 28,572 69.2
Others 409 51.3
Total 233,217 44.1
Reference: May 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile May 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 100,117 48.7
Nissan 24,629 44.1
Mazda 37,068 53.1
Mitsubishi 13,402 26.1
Isuzu 3,163 23.3
Daihatsu 3,067 30.5
Honda 18,156 34.8
Subaru 14,873 63.3
Nissan Diesel 659 27.5
Hino 2,661 52.4
Suzuki 14,020 41.6
Mitsubishi Fuso 1,402 25.5
Total 233,217 44.1

Motorcycle Export Data for May 2009

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in May 2009 was recorded as 33,845 units. Compared with the 62,048 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 28,203 units or 45.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for twenty consecutive months.

May 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 921 units, down 434 units or 32.0%
51 - 125cc class 3,157 units, down 3,094 units or 49.5%
126 - 250cc class 2,735 units, down 3,265 units or 54.4%
Over 250cc class 27,032 units, down 21,410 units or 44.2%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for May 2009 was $304.14 million including $202.66 million for vehicles and $101.48 million for parts. This is a decrease of $187.66 million or 38.2% as compared with $491.80 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

May 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 2,295 72.2
Middle-East 134 54.9
Europe 16,888 64.2
(EU) 16,502 67.5
North America 9,284 40.8
(U.S.A). 9,116 41.8
Latin America 817 22.0
Africa 1,715 74.8
Oceania 2,712 75.6
Others 0 -
Total 33,845 54.5
Reference: May 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle May 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 6,222 85.2
Suzuki 14,109 48.2
Yamaha 8,739 51.2
Kawasaki 4,775 57.0
Total 33,845 54.5