June 30, 2015

May 2015 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in May 2015

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in May 2015 stood at 645,427 units.  Compared with the 774,141 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 128,714 units or 16.6%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 11 consecutive months.

May 2015: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 333,173 down 28,959 units or 8.0%
Small 102,716 down 37,058 units or 26.5%
Mini (under 660 cc) 103,284 down 49,842 units or 32.5%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 539,173 down 115,859 units or 17.7%
Standard 43,214 down 4,179 units or 8.8%
Small 24,152 down 2,392 units or 9.0%
Mini (under 660 cc) 28,080 down 6,828 units or 19.6%
 Trucks TOTAL 95,446 down 13,399 units or 12.3%
Large 848 up 278 units or 48.8%
Small 9,960 up 266 units or 2.7%
Buses TOTAL 10,808 up 544 units or 5.3%
May 2015: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 279,419 down 8.2%
Trucks 55,585 down 5.0%
Buses 640 up 24.8%
TOTAL 335,644 down 7.6%

 


Motorcycle Production in May 2015

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production in May 2015 was recorded as 31,958 units.  Compared with the 40,913 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is a decrease of 8,955 units or 21.9%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 7 consecutive months.

May 2015: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 3,673 down 3,145units or 46.1%
51 - 125cc 3,375 up 1,447 units or 75.1%
126 - 250cc 3,991 down 4,701 units or 54.1%
Over 250cc 20,919 down 2,556 units or 10.9%
May 2015: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 14,740 down 17.6%
51 - 125cc 7,173 up 10.3%
126 - 250cc 3,905 down 15.9%
Over 250cc 3,153 down 12.0%
TOTAL 28,971 down 11.2%

 


Automobile Export in May 2015

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in May 2015 was recorded as 289,477 units.  Compared with the 321,711 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 32,234 units or 10.0%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after 2 months of upturn.

May 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 245,645 (7,576) down 31,152 units or 11.3%
Trucks 34,435 (15,245) down 978 units or 2.8%
Buses 9,397 (1,944) down 104 units or 1.1%
May 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 34,313 down 16.4
Middle-East 37,889 down 8.1
Europe 42,167 down 29.7
(EU) 31,034 down 20.3
North America 115,750 up 3.1
(U.S.A). 105,023 up 0.8
Latin America 19,988 down 22.3
Africa 13,600 down 7.8
Oceania 25,299 down 3.2
Others 471 down 9.2
TOTAL 289,477 down 10.0

Motorcycle Export in May 2015

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in May 2015 was recorded as 24,913 units. Compared with the 24,776 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 137 units or 0.6%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after 5 months of downturn.

May 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 720 up 217 units or 43.1%
51 - 125cc class 3,272 up 1,156 units or 54.6%
126 - 250cc class 3,463 down 100 units or 2.8%
Over 250cc class 17,458 down 1,136 units or 6.1%
May 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 2,760 up 22.6
Middle-East 223 down 4.7
Europe 9,566 up 12.7
(EU) 9,177 up 17.2
North America 5,895 down 31.3
(U.S.A). 5,324 down 28.8
Latin America 1,646 up 17.3
Africa 2,596 up 97.0
Oceania 2,227 down 11.0
Others 0
TOTAL 24,913 up 0.6