September 30, 2015

August 2015 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in August 2015

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in August 2015 stood at 604,974 units.  Compared with the 634,833 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 29,859 units or 4.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 14 consecutive months.

August 2015: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 311,069 up 770 units or 0.2%
Small 109,593 up 1,012 units or 0.9%
Mini (under 660 cc) 88,843 down 26,180 units or 22.8%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 509,505 down 24,398 units or 4.6%
Standard 39,246 down 986 units or 2.5%
Small 20,912 down 502 units or 2.3%
Mini (under 660 cc) 26,067 down 3,466 units or 11.7%
 Trucks TOTAL 86,225 down 4,954 units or 5.4%
Large 786 up 270 units or 52.3%
Small 8,458 down 777 units or 8.4%
Buses TOTAL 9,244 down 507 units or 5.2%
August 2015: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 271,386 down 3.5%
Trucks 54,623 up 6.8%
Buses 1,040 up 6.1%
TOTAL 327,049 down 1.9%

 


Motorcycle Production in August 2015

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production in August 2015 was recorded as 36,598 units. Compared with the 38,074 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is a decrease of 1,476 units or 3.9%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 10 consecutive months.

August 2015: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 4,061 down 1,310 units or 24.4%
51 - 125cc 2,783 down 176 units or 5.9%
126 - 250cc 8,593 up 1,273 units or 17.4%
Over 250cc 21,161 down 1,263 units or 5.6%
August 2015: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 14,760 down 8.8%
51 - 125cc 6,576 down 21.4%
126 - 250cc 4,138 up 7.7%
Over 250cc 2,735 down 22.1%
TOTAL 28,209 down 11.6%

 

Automobile Export in August 2015

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in August 2015 was recorded as 322,494 units.  Compared with the 322,838 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 344 units or 0.1%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after 2 months of upturn.

August 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 278,096 (7,130) up 248 units or 0.1%
Trucks 35,054 (13,975) down 206 units or 0.6%
Buses 9,344 (2,046) down 386 units or 4.0%
August 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 40,537 down 2.6
Middle-East 46,098 up 11.9
Europe 47,619 down 16.2
(EU) 33,796 down 6.5
North America 120,127 up 5.5
(U.S.A). 109,548 up 3.1
Latin America 24,768 up 5.5
Africa 10,613 down 30.1
Oceania 32,310 up 6.9
Others 422 down 11.7
TOTAL 322,494 down 0.1

Motorcycle Export in August 2015

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in August 2015 was recorded as 29,117 units. Compared with the 29,834 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 717 units or 2.4%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for 3 consecutive months.

August 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 785 down 104 units or 11.7%
51 - 125cc class 2,484 down 741 units or 23.0%
126 - 250cc class 7,015 up 1,345 units or 23.7%
Over 250cc class 18,833 down 1,217 units or 6.1%
August 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 2,404 up 13.6
Middle-East 403 down 6.3
Europe 10,233 down 3.4
(EU) 9,624 down 6.9
North America 10,202 down 8.2
(U.S.A). 8,942 down 10.5
Latin America 2,389 up 46.4
Africa 973 down 0.6
Oceania 2,513 down 15.3
Others 0
TOTAL 29,117 down 2.4