January 29, 2016

December 2015 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in December 2015

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in December 2015 stood at 749,693 units.  Compared with the 767,052 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 17,359 units or 2.3%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after last month’s upturn.

December 2015: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 399,772 up 38,365 units or 10.6%
Small 119,410 down 10,268 units or 7.9%
Mini (under 660 cc) 121,876 down 36,276 units or 22.9%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 641,058 down 8,179 units or 1.3%
Standard 41,697 down 7,637 units or 15.5%
Small 25,666 up 2,074 units or 8.8%
Mini (under 660 cc) 30,851 down 3,500 units or 10.2%
 Trucks TOTAL 98,214 down 9,063 units or 8.4%
Large 860 down 186 units or 17.8%
Small 9,561 up 69 units or 0.7%
Buses TOTAL 10,421 down 117 units or 1.1%
December 2015: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 307,859 down 14.6%
Trucks 60,485 down 14.5%
Buses 1,116 up 34.6%
TOTAL 369,460 down 14.5%

Automobile Production for Calendar Year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for calendar year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015) was recorded as 9,278,238 units.  Compared with the 9,774,665 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 496,427 units or 5.1%, and production decrease after last year’s upturn.

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger Cars 7,830,722 down 5.4%
 Trucks 1,309,666 down 3.5%
Buses 137,850 down 1.4%
Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 4,215,889 down 10.3%
Trucks 817,235 down 4.0%
Buses 13,387 up 11.7%
TOTAL 5,046,511 down 9.3%

 


Motorcycle Production in December 2015

NNumber of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in December 2015 was recorded as 53,296 units.  Compared with the 51,596 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is an increase of 1,700 units or 3.3%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after 13 months of downturn.

December 2015: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 8,012 up 2,893 units or 56.5%
51 - 125cc 2,323 down 11 units or 0.5%
126 - 250cc 6,434 down 364 units or 5.4%
Over 250cc 36,527 down 818 units or 2.2%
December 2015: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 11,891 down 22.5%
51 - 125cc 7,107 up 22.3%
126 - 250cc 2,652 down 46.2%
Over 250cc 2,064 up 29.0%
TOTAL 23,714 down 14.3%

Motorcycle Production for Calendar Year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015)

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production for calendar year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015) was recorded as 522,329 units.  Compared with the 597,058 units total recorded for the previous year, there is a decrease of 74,729 units or 12.5%, and production decrease after last year’s upturn.

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 66,373 down 10,196 units or 13.3%
51 - 125cc 30,886 down 643 units or 2.0%
126 - 250cc 76,945 down 16,591 units or 17.7%
Over 250cc 348,125 down 47,299 units or 12.0%
Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 193,842 down 15.3%
51 - 125cc 94,851 down 1.5%
126 - 250cc 48,515 down 8.6%
Over 250cc 35,488 down 7.8%
TOTAL 372,696 down 10.6%

Automobile Export in December 2015

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in December 2015 was recorded as 411,865 units.  Compared with the 381,113 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 30,752 units or 8.1%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for 4 consecutive months.

December 2015: Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 364,648 (5,420) up 39,226 units or 12.1%
Trucks 35,326 (14,698) down 8,069 units or 18.6%
Buses 11,891(2,484) down 405 units or 3.3%
December 2015: Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 43,945 up 6.1
Middle-East 63,998 up 6.6
Europe 77,616 up 57.9
(EU) (63,758) (up 66.4)
North America 159,968 down 2.4
(U.S.A). (149,369) (down 2.2)
Latin America 24,833 up 5.9
Africa 13,841 down 18.3
Oceania 26,715 up 5.9
Others 949 down 2.1
TOTAL 411,865 up 8.1

Automobile Export for Calendar Year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for calendar year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015) was recorded as 4,578,078 units.  Compared with the 4,465,624 units total recorded for the previous year, this is an increase of 112,454 units or 2.5%, and production increase after 2 years of downturn.

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 3,970,003 (114,309) up 134,408 units or 3.5% (down 32.7% for KD)
Trucks 466,776 (190,158) down 21,697 units or 4.4% (down 4.4% for KD)
Buses 141,299 (27,840) down 257 units or 0.2% (down 8.6% for KD)
Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Motorcycle Export Share & Change by Class
Destination Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015 Previous Year
Share (%) Share (%)
Passenger cars 86.7 85.9
Trucks 10.2 10.9
Buses 3.1 3.2

Export total achieved 49.3% share of the total production of 9,278,238 units recorded for calendar year 2015.
(*45.7% share for calendar year 2014)

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015:  Automobile Export Share & Change by Export Destination

Destination

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015 previous year
Units Share (%) Share (%) % change
Asia 529,291 11.6 12.5 down 5.5
Middle-East 684,886 15.0 14.0 up 9.5
Europe 735,518 16.1 16.7 down 0.9
North America 1,749,208 38.2 37.2 up 5.2
(U.S.A). (1,604,446) (35.0) (34.4) (up 4.3)
Central America 174,670 3.8 3.2 up 21.4
South America 135,331 3.0 3.6 down 16.6
Africa 168,234 3.7 4.1 down 8.5
Oceania 390,891 8.5 8.4 up 4.1
Others 8,049 0.2 0.2 up 5.0
TOTAL 4,578,078     up 2.5

Motorcycle Export in December 2015

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in December 2015 was recorded as 46,909 units. Compared with the 47,211 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 302 units or 0.6%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for 7 consecutive months.

December 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 2,100 down 239 units or 10.2%
51 - 125cc class 2,149 down 476 units or 18.1%
126 - 250cc class 5,206 down 1,030 units or 16.5%
Over 250cc class 37,454 up 1,443 units or 4.0%
December 2015:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 1,240 down 36.8
Middle-East 780 up 243.6
Europe 23,981 up 28.9
(EU) (22,682) (up 32.1)
North America 15,141 down 18.8
(U.S.A.) (12,613) (down 28.0)
Latin America 2,728 down 8.1
Africa 1,079 down 40.7
Oceania 1,960 down 34.3
Others 0
TOTAL 46,909 down 0.6

Motorcycle Export for Calendar Year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for calendar year 2015 (January 2015 – December 2015) was recorded as 417,649 units. Compared with the 465,584 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 47,935 units or 10.3%, and export decrease after last year’s upturn.

Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015: Motorcycle Export Share & Change by Class
Destination Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015 Previous Year
Units Share (%) Share (%) % change
50cc & under class 11,761 2.8 2.7 down 8.0
51 - 125cc class 30,823 7.4 6.4 up 3.5
126 - 250cc class 59,851 14.3 13.7 down 6.3
Over 250cc class 315,214 75.5 77.1 down 12.2
TOTAL 417,649     down 10.3

Export total achieved 80.0% share of the total production of 522,329 units recorded for calendar year 2015.
(*78.0% share for calendar year 2014)

Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2014:  Motorcycle Export Share & Change by Export Destination
Destination Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2015 Previous Year
Units Share (%) Share (%) % change
Asia 29,534 7.1 5.7 up 12.2
Middle-East 5,133 1.2 0.8 up 39.4
Europe 170,746 40.9 37.5 down 2.2
North America 133,606 32.0 39.4 down 27.2
(U.S.A). (115,189) (27.6) (34.9) (down 29.1)
Central America 6,025 1.4 1.4 down 6.2
South America 21,812 5.2 4.5 up 5.0
Africa 20,559 4.9 3.6 up 21.7
Oceania 30,234 7.2 7.2 down 9.4
TOTAL 417,649     down 10.3