April 30, 2010

March 2010 and Fiscal Year 2009
Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production Data for March 2010

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in March 2010 was recorded as 945,271 units. Compared with the 552,071 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 393,200 units or 71.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for five consecutive months.

March 2010 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 823,943 units, up 355,474 units or 75.9%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
463,841 units, up 282,363 units or 155.6%
Small cars 224,747 units, up 61,228 units or 37.4%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
135,355 units, up 11,883 units or 9.6%

2) Trucks: 110,768 units, up 32,912 units or 42.3%
Standard truck vehicles 43,533 units, up 20,217 units or 86.7%
Small trucks 23,960 units, up 4,510 units or 23.2%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
43,275 units, up 8,185 units or 23.3 %

3) Buses: 10,560 units, up 4,814 units or 83.8%
Large buses 1,165 units, up 563 units or 93.5%
Small buses 9,395 units, up 4,251 units or 82.6%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales in March 2010 stood at 674,494 vehicles, up 23.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2010 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 580,337 units, up 25.2%
Trucks 91,463 units, up 14.2%
Buses 2,694 units, up 2.3%

Exports (result) stood at 185.3% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile March 2010
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 347,281 215.2
Nissan 99,903 161.4
Mitsubishi 66,537 188.5
Mitsubishi Fuso 6,161 191.8
Mazda 85,998 202.6
Isuzu 16,254 213.5
Honda 93,771 152.1
Hino 8,967 203.4
Suzuki 104,934 129.8
Daihatsu 65,758 102.3
Subaru 47,158 168.8
UD Trucks 2,430 224.2
Others 119 258.7
Total 945,271 171.2

Automobile Production Data for Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 - March 2010)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 - March 2010) was recorded as 8,865,350 units. Compared with the 10,005,771 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 1,140,421 units or 11.4%, and production decrease for two consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle

1) Passenger cars: 7,708,731 units, down 845,668 units or 9.9%
Standard cars
(over 2000 cc)
4,140,564 units, down 558,046 units or 11.9%
Small cars 2,304,576 units, down 139,267 units or 5.7%
Mini car
(under 660 cc)
1,263,591 units, down 148,355 units or 10.5%
2) Trucks: 1,062,597 units, down 267,280 units or 20.1%
Standard truck vehicles 422,015 units, down 193,405 units or 31.4%
Small trucks 226,115 units, down 62,230 units or 21.6%
Mini trucks
(under 660 cc)
414,467 units, down 11,645 units or 2.7%
3) Buses: 94,022 units, down 27,473 units or 22.6%
Large buses 10,225 units, down 81 units or 0.8%
Small buses 83,797 units, down 27,392 units or 24.6%

Number of Automobile Domestic Sales
Domestic sales for Fiscal Year 2009 stood at 4,880,265 vehicles, an increase of 179,486 units or 3.8% and the increase after four years of downturn.

Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 4,175,456 units, up 6.8%
Trucks 692,035 units, down 10.9%
Buses 12,774 units, down 14.7%

Exports (result) stood at 72.9% as compared with the previous year.

Reference: Automobile Production Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile Fiscal Year 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 3,206,679 94.5%
Nissan 1,025,253 97.6%
Mitsubishi 513,585 75.3%
Mitsubishi Fuso 61,193 58.3%
Mazda 827,910 92.0%
Isuzu 142,675 67.1%
Honda 901,775 78.5%
Hino 77,447 85.2%
Suzuki 959,034 84.2%
Daihatsu 672,870 87.3%
Subaru 452,746 95.5%
UD Trucks 23,515 61.3%
Others 668 35.2%
Total 8,865,350 88.6%

Motorcycle Production Data for March 2010

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in March 2010 was recorded as 64,711 units. Compared with the 60,369 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 4,342 units or 7.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after thirty one months of downturn.

March 2010 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 7,396 units, down 2,879 units or 28.0%
51 - 125cc 4,956 units, up 1,805 units or 57.3%
126 - 250cc 8,270 units, down 1,652 units or 16.6%
Over 250cc 44,089 units, up 7,068 units or 19.1%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) in March 2010 stood at 42,461 units, a decrease of 12.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

March 2010 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 28,189 units, down 15.7%
51 - 125cc 7,500 units, down 3.7%
126 - 250cc 2,912 units, down 30.7%
Over 250cc 3,860 units, up 23.0%

Exports (result) stood at 82.5% as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle March 2010
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 22,994 138.9
Suzuki 14,541 108.2
Yamaha 17,970 81.3
Kawasaki 9,203 111.2
Others 3 150.0
Total 64,711 107.2

Motorcycle Production Data for Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 - March 2010)

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production for Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 - March 2010) was recorded as 604,823 units. Compared with the 1,085,504 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 480,681 units or 44.3%, and production decrease for four consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
50cc or under 91,940 units, down 61,282 units or 40.0%
51 - 125cc 65,509 units, down 49,225 units or 42.9%
126 - 250cc 116,281 units, down 61,887 units or 34.7%
Over 250cc 331,093 units, down 308,287 units or 48.2%

Number of Motorcycle Domestic Sales
Domestic sales (factory shipment) for Fiscal Year 2009 stood at 374,482 units, a decrease of 124,655 units or 25.0 % and the decrease for four consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class
50cc or under 239,144 units, down 18.4%
51 - 125cc 78,020 units, down 29.1%
126 - 250cc 35,119 units, down 32.6%
Over 250cc 22,199 units, down 49.6%

Exports (result) stood at 52.4% as compared with the previous year.

Reference: Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle Fiscal Year 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 190,585 61.5
Suzuki 152,115 54.6
Yamaha 151,025 46.3
Kawasaki 111,023 65.1
Others 75 93.8
Total 604,823 55.7

Automobile Export Data for March 2010

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in March 2010 was recorded as 422,802 units. Compared with the 228,201 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 194,601 units or 85.3%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

March 2010 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 372,476 units (including 16,105 units for KD)
Up 173,463 units or 87.2%
Trucks 39,572 units (including 16,418 units for KD)
Up 16,108 units or 68.6%
Buses 10,754 units (including 1,080 units for KD)
Up 5,030 units or 87.9%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for March 2010 was $12,057.76 million including $8,975.12 million for vehicles and $3,082.64 million for parts. This is an increase of $6,339.67 million or 110.9% as compared with $5,718.09 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

March 2010 Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 52,081 229.4
Middle-East 68,438 262.2
Europe 73,666 158.3
(EU) 48,578 154.4
North America 138,044 164.6
(U.S.A). 119,353 165.1
Latin America 32,887 240.7
Africa 20,716 202.8
Oceania 35,607 147.4
Others 1,363 139.4
Total 422,802 185.3
Reference: March 2010 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile March 2010
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 161,836 202.7
Nissan 47,717 189.6
Mazda 61,977 193.6
Mitsubishi 46,027 267.2
Isuzu 13,696 157.4
Daihatsu 4,023 136.4
Honda 28,047 124.7
Subaru 25,988 149.5
UD Trucks 1,127 211.0
Hino 5,961 184.9
Suzuki 22,652 137.7
Mitsubishi Fuso 3,751 167.8
Total 422,802 185.3

Automobile Export Data for Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 – March 2010)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for Fiscal Year 2009 was recorded as 4,086,631 units. Compared with the 5,602,813 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 1,516,182 units or 27.1%, and export decrease for two consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
Passenger cars 3,634,005 units (including 156,918 units for KD)
Down 1,277,094 units or 26.0%
Trucks 354,985 units (including 141,444 units for KD)
Down 202,530 units or 36.3%
Buses 97,641 units (including 11,109 units for KD)
Down 36,558 units or 27.2%

Value of Automobiles Exported
Total value of automobiles exported for Fiscal Year 2009 was $113,212.37 million including $81,332.42 million for vehicles and $31,879.95 million for parts. This is a decrease of $22,055.68 million or 16.3% as compared with $135,268.05 million recorded for the previous year.

Export total achieved a 46.1% share of the total production of 8,865,350 units recorded for fiscal year 2009. (*56.0% for fiscal year 2008)

Reference: Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 458,390 11.2 7.9 +3.3
Middle-East 486,990 11.9 14.5 -40.1
Europe 747,974 18.3 23.4 -42.8
North America 1,553,193 38.0 33.7 -17.8
(U.S.A). (1,360,036) (33.3) (29.7) (-18.2)
Central America 141,701 3.5 3.8 -33.7
South America 141,293 3.5 3.9 -35.1
Africa 155,161 3.8 5.5 -49.5
Oceania 394,096 9.6 7.1 -0.8
Others 7,833 0.2 0.2 -36.5
Total 4,086,631 100.0 100.0 -27.1
Reference: Fiscal Year 2009 Automobile Export Figures by Manufacturer
Automobile Fiscal Year 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Toyota 1,644,128 76.8
Nissan 522,254 83.6
Mazda 649,260 87.4
Mitsubishi 295,345 63.8
Isuzu 98,742 58.8
Daihatsu 51,707 51.5
Honda 230,010 40.1
Subaru 279,398 93.4
UD Trucks 9,984 45.8
Hino 51,202 87.2
Suzuki 215,083 63.9
Mitsubishi Fuso 39,519 52.7
Total 4,086,631 72.9

Motorcycle Export Data for March 2010

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in March 2010 was recorded as 49,792 units. Compared with the 60,331 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 10,539 units or 17.5%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for thirty consecutive months.

March 2010 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 544 units, down 1,626 units or 74.9%
51 - 125cc class 3,748 units, up 789 units or 26.7%
126 - 250cc class 6,230 units, down 2,467 units or 28.4%
Over 250cc class 39,270 units, down 7,235 units or 15.6%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for March 2010 was $451.27 million including $328.15 million for vehicles and $123.12 million for parts. This is a decrease of $43.39 million or 8.8% as compared with $494.66 million recorded for the same month of the previous year.

Reference: March 2010 Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
  Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Asia 4,174 148.4
Middle-East 371 102.2
Europe 27,188 126.8
(EU) 25,122 132.8
North America 9,558 34.0
(U.S.A). 6,938 28.6
Latin America 2,901 110.8
Africa 2,511 116.5
Oceania 3,089 107.8
Others 0 0
Total 49,792 82.5
Reference: March 2010 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle March 2010
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 11,008 87.0
Suzuki 11,205 51.0
Yamaha 18,242 114.7
Kawasaki 9,337 94.6
Total 49,792 82.5

Motorcycle Export Data for Fiscal Year 2009 (April 2009 – March 2010)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for Fiscal Year 2009 was recorded as 467,877 units. Compared with the 893,163 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 425,286 units or 47.6%, and export decrease for three consecutive years.

Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
50cc or under class 6,967 units, down 34,251 units or 83.1%
51 - 125cc class 43,151 units, down 40,982 units or 48.7%
126 - 250cc class 91,388 units, down 51,019 units or 35.8%
Over 250cc class 326,371 units, down 299,034 units or 47.8%

Value of Motorcycles Exported
Total value of motorcycles exported for Fiscal Year 2009 was $4,068.44 million including $2,747.23 million for vehicles and $1,321.21 million for parts. This is a decrease of $2,462.01 million or 37.7% as compared with $6,530.45 million recorded for the previous year.

Export total achieved an 77.4% share of the total production of 604,823 units recorded for fiscal year 2009. (*82.3% for fiscal year 2008)

Reference: Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Export Share by Destination Country (%)
  Total (Units) Share (%) Prev. Year (%) % Chg.
Asia 50,846 10.9 5.2 +9.9
Middle-East 3,441 0.7 0.8 -53.3
Europe 206,671 44.2 33.5 -30.9
North America 114,731 24.5 43.7 -70.6
(U.S.A). (99,011) (21.2) (39.6) (-72.0)
Central America 4,089 0.9 1.4 -66.6
South America 21,086 4.5 4.9 -51.8
Africa 24,541 5.2 3.6 -23.6
Oceania 42,472 9.1 6.9 -31.5
Total 467,877 100.0 100.0 -47.6
Reference: Fiscal Year 2009 Motorcycle Export Figures by Manufacturer
Motorcycle Fiscal Year 2009
Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
Honda 95,558 46.1
Suzuki 118,426 51.6
Yamaha 147,436 50.0
Kawasaki 106,457 65.9
Total 467,877 52.4