October 30, 2015

September 2015 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in September 2015

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in September 2015 stood at 828,817 units.  Compared with the 851,177 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 22,360 units or 2.6%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 15 consecutive months.

September 2015: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 427,436 up 4,126 units or 1.0%
Small 157,018 up 6,278 units or 4.2%
Mini (under 660 cc) 117,926 down 22,251 units or 15.9%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 702,380 down 11,847 units or 1.7%
Standard 51,874 down 5,215 units or 9.1%
Small 28,842 down 2,032 units or 6.6%
Mini (under 660 cc) 33,198 down 2,626 units or 7.3%
 Trucks TOTAL 113,914 down 9,873 units or 8.0%
Large 831 up 22 units or 2.7%
Small 11,692 down 662 units or 5.4%
Buses TOTAL 12,523 down 640 units or 4.9%
September 2015: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 399,760 down 7.4%
Trucks 78,226 down 8.6%
Buses 1,389 up 3.7%
TOTAL 479,375 down 7.6%

Automobile Production for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 - September 2015)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for the first half of fiscal year 2015 (April 2015 - September 2015) was recorded as 4,446,586 units. Compared with the 4,783,003 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 336,417 units or 7.0%, and production decrease after last year’s upturn.

Apr. 2015 – Sep. 2015: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger Cars TOTAL 3,734,685 down 306,100 units or 7.6%
 Trucks TOTAL 641,533 down 30,812 units or 4.6%
Buses TOTAL 70,368 up 495 units or 0.7%
Apr. 2015 – Sep. 2015: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 1,934,761 down 7.0%
Trucks 388,486 up 0.3%
Buses 6,023 up 13.7%
TOTAL 2,329,270 down 5.8%

Motorcycle Production in September 2015

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in September 2015 was recorded as 45,157 units. Compared with the 50,563 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is a decrease of 5,406 units or 10.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 11 consecutive months.

September 2015: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 6,708 down 686 units or 9.3%
51 - 125cc 2,561 up 98 units or 4.0%
126 - 250cc 9,267 down 179 units or 1.9%
Over 250cc 26,621 down 4,639 units or 14.8%
September 2015: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 16,928 down 16.4%
51 - 125cc 12,571 up 39.8%
126 - 250cc 5,206 up 2.3%
Over 250cc 3,074 up 2.4%
TOTAL 37,779 up 1.2%

Motorcycle Production for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 - September 2015)

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production for the first half of fiscal year 2015 (April 2015 - September 2015) was recorded as 225,241 units. Compared with the 264,843 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 39,602 units or 15.0%, and production decrease after last year’s upturn.

Apr. 2015 – Sep.2015: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 27,383 down 11,495 units or 29.6%
51 - 125cc 17,442 down 19 units or 0.1%
126 - 250cc 40,544 down 10,014 units or 19.8%
Over 250cc 139,872 down 18,074 units or 11.4%
Apr. 2015 – Sep.2015 : Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 96,195 down 9.0%
51 - 125cc 50,373 up 12.3%
126 - 250cc 26,195 up 2.9%
Over 250cc 19,436 down 7.3%
TOTAL 192,199 down 2.4%

Automobile Export in September 2015

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in September 2015 was recorded as 419,005 units. Compared with the 410,181 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 8,824 units or 2.2%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after last year’s downturn.

September 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 364,666 (8,117) up 14,641 units or 4.2%
Trucks 41,204 (14,461) down 6,053 units or 12.8%
Buses 13,135 (2,299) up 236 units or 1.8%
September 2015: Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 50,453 down 2.6
Middle-East 65,875 up 0.5
Europe 65,783 down 4.6
(EU) 45,662 up 6.1
North America 158,285 up 12.6
(U.S.A). 145,155 up 11.3
Latin America 28,265 down 2.5
Africa 13,460 down 16.6
Oceania 36,530 down 2.0
Others 354 down 56.4
TOTAL 419,005 up 2.2

Automobile Export for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 - September 2015)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for the first half of fiscal year 2015 was recorded as 2,230,348 units. Compared with the 2,235,740 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 5,392 units or 0.2%, and export decrease for three consecutive years.

Apr. 2015 – Sep. 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 1,924,383 (52,792) up 2,421 units or 0.1%
Trucks 234,352 (92,735) down 9,174 units or 3.8%
Buses 71,613 (14,670) up 1,361 units or 1.9%
Apr. 2015 – Sep. 2015:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 260,758 down 9.7
Middle-East 322,895 up 7.0
Europe 329,716 down 14.4
(EU) 236,361 up 0.6
North America 877,094 up 7.7
(U.S.A). 802,984 up 6.3
Latin America 154,656 down 1.4
Africa 84,991 down 9.1
Oceania 196,926 up 2.4
Others 3,312 up 3.3
TOTAL 2,230,348 up 0.2

Motorcycle Export in September 2015

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in September 2015 was recorded as 31,161 units. Compared with the 37,281 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 6,120 units or 16.4%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for 4 consecutive months.

September 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 885 down 329 units or 27.1%
51 - 125cc class 2,972 up 774 units or 35.2%
126 - 250cc class 6,465 down 432 units or 6.3%
Over 250cc class 20,839 down 6,133 units or 22.7%
September 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 2,343 up 40.5
Middle-East 390 up 13.0
Europe 9,469 down 28.2
(EU) 8,973 down 27.2
North America 12,405 down 15.3
(U.S.A). 11,346 down 12.1
Latin America 1,945 down 24.3
Africa 1,377 up 19.0
Oceania 3,232 down 12.6
Others 0
TOTAL 31,161 down 16.4

Motorcycle Export for the First Half of Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 - September 2015)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for the first half of fiscal year 2015 was recorded as 170,421 units. Compared with the 196,550 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 26,129 units or 13.3%, and export decrease after last year’s upturn.

Apr. 2015 – Sep. 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
Motorcycle Units vs previous year (%)
50cc & under class 4,680 down 287 units or 5.8%
51 - 125cc class 16,640 up 938 units or 6.0%
126 - 250cc class 30,055 down 5,152 units or 14.6%
Over 250cc class 119,046 down 21,628 units or 15.4%
Apr. 2015 – Sep. 2015: Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 15,228 up 10.7
Middle-East 2,294 up 20.8
Europe 63,685 down 10.0
(EU) 60,844 down 8.7
North America 51,488 down 28.7
(U.S.A). 45,986 down 28.8
Latin America 11,051 down 3.0
Africa 10,400 up 23.4
Oceania 16,275 down 9.9
Others 0
TOTAL 170,421 down 13.3