October 29, 2009

September 2009 & First Half of Fiscal 2009
Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for September 2009

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in September 2009 was recorded as 830,140 units. Compared with the 1,058,717 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 228,577 units or 21.6%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for twelve consecutive months.

September 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 721,726 units, down 181,426 units or 20.1%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
389,893 units, down 131,383 units or 25.2%
Small cars 223,483 units, down 29,370 units or 11.6%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
108,350 units, down 20,673 units or 16.0%

2) Trucks: 98,719 units, down 43,687 units or 30.7%
Standard truck vehicles 40,789 units, down 34,208 units or 45.6%
Small trucks 20,293 units, down 9,650 units or 32.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
37,637 units, up 171 units or 0.5 %

3) Buses: 9,695 units, down 3,464 units or 26.3%
Large buses 941 units, down 109 units or 10.4%
Small buses 8,754 units, down 3,355 units or 27.7%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in September 2009 stood at 477,818 vehicles, up 0.2% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 413,972 units, up 4.2%
Trucks 62,738 units, down 19.6%
Buses 1,108 units, down 24.5%

Exports (result) stood at 64.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 310,115 89.2
Nissan 100,653 84.4
Mitsubishi 49,845 57.8
Mitsubishi Fuso 6,325 49.0
Mazda 81,154 77.5
Isuzu 13,780 50.6
Honda 77,900 65.7
Hino 6,692 66.3
Suzuki 79,035 73.8
Daihatsu 62,035 90.5
Subaru 40,678 79.4
Nissan Diesel 1,891 39.1
Others 37 15.0
Total 830,140 78.4

Automobile Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal 2009

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for the First Half of Fiscal 2009 was recorded as 3,855,856 units. Compared with the 5,800,204 units total recorded for the same period of the previous fiscal year, this is a decrease of 1,944,348 units or 33.5%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous fiscal year after two years of upturns.

First Half of Fiscal 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 3,342,762 units, down 1,616,357 units or 32.6%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
1,743,035 units, down 1,226,246 units or 41.3%
Small cars 1,020,269 units, down 291,722 units or 22.2%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
579,458 units, down 98,389 units or 14.5%
2) Trucks: 472,550 units, down 300,090 units or 38.8%
Standard truck vehicles 175,106 units, down 213,764 units or 55.0%
Small trucks 107,182 units, down 62,492 units or 66.8%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
190,262 units, down 23,834 units or 11.1 %
3) Buses: 40,544 units, down 27,901 units or 40.8%
Large buses 4,545 units, down 1,650 units or 26.1%
Small buses 35,999 units, down 26,296 units or 42.2%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for the first half of fiscal year 2009 stood at 2,175,688 vehicles, down 10.0% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 1,849,966 units, down 7.6%
Trucks 320,629 units, down 21.6%
Buses 5,093 units, down 28.8%

Exports (result) stood at 51.5% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile April – September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 1,359,622 67.7
Nissan 458,305 70.5
Mitsubishi 198,996 47.4
Mitsubishi Fuso 26,966 40.0
Mazda 385,436 68.8
Isuzu 55,073 39.1
Honda 394,514 65.1
Hino 31,409 54.9
Suzuki 420,399 68.9
Daihatsu 317,841 82.3
Subaru 197,268 73.7
Nissan Diesel 9,792 37.5
Others 235 18.0
Total 3,855,856 66.5

Motorcycle Production Data for September 2009

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in September 2009 was recorded as 45,646 units. Compared with the 117,179 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 71,533 units or 61.0%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for twenty five consecutive months.

September 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 8,483 units, down 6,414 units or 43.1%
51 - 125cc 5,428 units, down 7,613 units or 58.4%
126 - 250cc 13,617 units, down 11,363 units or 45.5%
Over 250cc 18,118 units, down 46,143 units or 71.8%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in September 2009 stood at 40,512 units, a decrease of 28.4% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

September 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 26,120 units, down 18.3%
51 - 125cc 8,631 units, down 42.2%
126 - 250cc 4,459 units, down 22.8%
Over 250cc 1,302 units, down 66.7%

Exports (result) stood at 34.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 13,975 37.4
Suzuki 12,349 41.4
Yamaha 9,095 27.0
Kawasaki 10,220 63.0
Others 7 -
Total 45,646 39.0

Motorcycle Production Data for the First Half of Fiscal 2009

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production for the first half of fiscal 2009 was recorded as 272,632 units. Compared with the 520,886 units total recorded for the same period of the previous year, this is a decrease of 248,254 units or 47.7%, and production decrease on the same period of the previous year for three consecutive years.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 59,072 units, down 17,274 units or 22.6%
51 - 125cc 28,675 units, down 51,171 units or 64.1%
126 - 250cc 60,854 units, down 30,263 units or 33.2%
Over 250cc 124,031 units, down 149,546 units or 54.7%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) for the first half of fiscal 2009 stood at 200,785 units, a decrease of 31.3% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

The First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 131,526 units, down 11.4%
51 - 125cc 35,569 units, down 55.3%
126 - 250cc 21,759 units, down 32.9%
Over 250cc 11,931 units, down 62.4%

Exports (result) stood at 51.5% as compared with the same period of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle April - September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 86,982 55.3
Suzuki 75,830 58.6
Yamaha 58,654 36.5
Kawasaki 51,135 69.7
Others 31 103.3
Total 272,632 52.3

Automobile Export Data for September 2009

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in September 2009 was recorded as 396,163 units. Compared with the 615,922 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 219,759 units or 35.7%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for twelve consecutive months.

September 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 348,471 units (including 12,895 units for KD)
Down 193,818 units or 35.7%
Trucks 37,673 units (including 13,718 units for KD)
Down 22,324 units or 37.2%
Buses 10,019 units (including 1,157 units for KD)
Down 3,617 units or 26.5%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for September 2009 was $10,734.96 million including $7,859.39 million for vehicles and $2,875.57 million for parts. This is a decrease of $3,529.14 million or 24.7% as compared with $14,264.10 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

September 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 41,029 92.9
Middle-East 52,635 54.1
Europe 68,325 47.5
(EU) 52,657 82.1
North America 153,078 75.7
(U.S.A). 134,714 76.6
Latin America 28,501 54.6
Africa 13,548 45.0
Oceania 38,098 85.3
Others 949 64.0
Total 396,163 64.3
Reference: September 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 167,200 74.2
Nissan 49,077 69.4
Mazda 62,256 68.8
Mitsubishi 29,490 57.0
Isuzu 11,735 58.4
Daihatsu 5,617 44.5
Honda 16,935 28.4
Subaru 26,670 77.3
Nissan Diesel 697 28.1
Hino 4,483 69.5
Suzuki 18,049 51.2
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,954 59.2
Total 396,163 64.3

Automobile Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2009

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 was recorded as 1,770,299 units. Compared with the 3,439,188 units total recorded for the same period of the previous fiscal year, this is a decrease of 1,668,889 units or 48.5%, and export decrease on the same period of the previous fiscal year after six years of upturn.

First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 1,585,096 units (including 59,684 units for KD)
Down 1,440,925 units or 47.6%
Trucks 143,565 units (including 56,663 units for KD)
Down 194,188 units or 57.5%
Buses 41,638 units (including 5,248 units for KD)
Down 33,776 units or 44.8%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 was $47,710.60 million including $33,632.95 million for vehicles and $14,077.65 million for parts. This is a decrease of $36,635.07 million or 43.4% as compared with $84,345.67 million recorded for the same period of the previous fiscal year.

First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 188,281 68.2
Middle-East 168,542 37.1
Europe 366,252 42.9
(EU) 299,940 74.9
North America 701,843 60.1
(U.S.A). 616,794 59.2
Latin America 102,128 38.2
Africa 60,004 34.1
Oceania 179,562 75.2
Others 3,687 60.2
Total 1,770,299 51.5
Reference: First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile April – September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 724,440 55.6
Nissan 226,907 56.7
Mazda 299,039 63.3
Mitsubishi 99,186 33.2
Isuzu 34,555 33.5
Daihatsu 24,323 35.2
Honda 114,659 35.8
Subaru 117,394 72.0
Nissan Diesel 3,613 24.4
Hino 19,800 56.1
Suzuki 90,222 42.1
Mitsubishi Fuso 16,161 36.7
Total 1,770,299 51.5

Motorcycle Export Data for September 2009

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in September 2009 was recorded as 30,406 units. Compared with the 88,177 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 57,771 units or 65.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for twenty four consecutive months.

September 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 908 units, down 4,711 units or 83.8%
51 - 125cc class 4,411 units, down 5,776 units or 56.7%
126 - 250cc class 11,736 units, down 7,453 units or 38.8%
Over 250cc class 13,351 units, down 39,831 units or 74.9%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for September 2009 was $240.52 million including $138.48 million for vehicles and $102.04 million for parts. This is a decrease of $340.14 million or 58.6% as compared with $580.66 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

September 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 5,587 200.2
Middle-East 421 44.5
Europe 9,346 42.6
(EU) 9,262 43.8
North America 5,482 12.2
(U.S.A). 4,897 11.9
Latin America 1,615 22.6
Africa 2,250 67.6
Oceania 5,705 80.2
Others 0 -
Total 30,406 34.5
Reference: September 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 7,361 30.0
Suzuki 5,354 28.2
Yamaha 6,259 22.3
Kawasaki 11,432 69.1
Total 30,406 34.5

Motorcycle Export Data for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2009

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 was recorded as 211,628 units. Compared with the 410,659 units total recorded for the same period of the previous fiscal year, this is a decrease of 199,031 units or 48.5%, and export decrease on the same period of the previous fiscal year for three consecutive years.

First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 4,722 units, down 18,729 units or 79.9%
51 - 125cc class 22,925 units, down 25,583 units or 52.7%
126 - 250cc class 44,950 units, down 21,327 units or 32.2%
Over 250cc class 139,031 units, down 133,392 units or 49.0%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 was $1,798.99 million including $1,129.27 million for vehicles and $669.72 million for parts. This is a decrease of $1,234.19 million or 40.7% as compared with $3,033.18 million recorded for the same period of the previous fiscal year.

First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 26,109 115.9
Middle-East 1,348 37.4
Europe 81,591 60.0
(EU) 79,605 60.5
North America 63,936 38.1
(U.S.A). 58,482 37.5
Latin America 7,044 22.9
Africa 10,744 64.2
Oceania 20,856 62.5
Others 0 -
Total 211,628 51.5
Reference: First Half of Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle April - September 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 40,844 49.4
Suzuki 59,744 47.9
Yamaha 63,096 45.6
Kawasaki 47,944 73.8
Total 211,628 51.5