February 29, 2016

January 2016 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in January 2016

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in January 2016 stood at 732,886 units.  Compared with the 777,756 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 44,870 units or 5.8%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 2 consecutive months.

January 2016: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 395,936 up 29,211 units or 8.0%
Small 115,530 down 22,444 units or 16.3%
Mini (under 660 cc) 117,318 down 34,926 units or 22.9%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 628,784 down 28,159 units or 4.3%
Standard 39,592 down 10,129 units or 20.4%
Small 23,775 down 3,081 units or 11.5 %
Mini (under 660 cc) 30,541 down 3,102 units or 9.2%
 Trucks TOTAL 93,908 down 16,312 units or 14.8%
Large 790 down 35 units or 4.2%
Small 9,404 down 364 units or 3.7%
Buses TOTAL 10,194 down 399 units or 3.8%
January 2016: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 328,994 down 4.4%
Trucks 52,909 down 6.5%
Buses 973 up 32.2%
TOTAL 382,876 down 4.6%

Motorcycle Production in January 2016

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production in January 2016 was recorded as 49,350 units. Compared with the 49,748 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is a decrease of 398 units or 0.8%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after last month’s upturn.

January 2016: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 6,911 up 2,130 units or 44.6%
51 - 125cc 2,065 up 191 units or 10.2%
126 - 250cc 4,972 down 658 units or 11.7%
Over 250cc 35,402 down 2,061 units or 5.5%
January 2016: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 9,225 down 46.0%
51 - 125cc 6,279 up 32.0%
126 - 250cc 2,809 down 18.7%
Over 250cc 1,676 down 13.8%
TOTAL 19,989 down 26.7%

Automobile Export in January 2016

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in January 2016 was recorded as 335,556 units.  Compared with the 341,872 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 6,316 units or 1.8%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after 4 months of upturn.

January 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 300,031 (7,776) up 3,099 units or 1.0%
Trucks 26,230 (9,948) down 9,097 units or 25.8%
Buses 9,295 (1,599) down 318 units or 3.3%
January 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 35,378 down 11.9
Middle-East 43,664 down 1.3
Europe 62,865 up 1.4
(EU) 43,970 up 6.5
North America 137,258 up 3.6
(U.S.A). 127,920 up 6.6
Latin America 18,677 down 12.1
Africa 10,622 down 13.7
Oceania 26,455 down 8.0
Others 637 down 12.1
TOTAL 335,556 down 1.8

Motorcycle Export in January 2016

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in January 2016 was recorded as 39,739 units. Compared with the 39,968 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 229 units or 0.6%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for 8 consecutive months.

January 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 3,655 up 2,312 units or 172.2%
51 - 125cc class 2,190 up 329 units or 17.7%
126 - 250cc class 3,602 down 1,401 units or 28.0%
Over 250cc class 30,292 down 1,469 units or 4.6%
January 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 1,727 down 15.4
Middle-East 541 up 231.9
Europe 18,846 up 4.5
(EU) 16,761 up 0.3
North America 13,346 up 5.5
(U.S.A). 10,629 up 5.1
Latin America 1,514 down 49.1
Africa 1,496 down 28.0
Oceania 2,269 up 12.7
Others 0
TOTAL 39,739 down 0.6