March 30, 2016

February 2016 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in February 2016

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in February 2016 stood at 766,804 units.  Compared with the 823,864 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 57,060 units or 6.9%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for 3 consecutive months.

February 2016: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 393,694 down 5,369 units or 1.3%
Small 127,330 down 12,459 units or 8.9%
Mini (under 660 cc) 130,639 down 28,976 units or 18.2%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 651,663 down 46,804 units or 6.7%
Standard 45,991 down 4,817 units or 9.5%
Small 27,513 down 2,409 units or 8.1%
Mini (under 660 cc) 32,074 down 1,081 units or 3.3%
 Trucks TOTAL 105,578 down 8,307 units or 7.3%
Large 1,001 up 19 units or 1.9%
Small 8,562 down 1,968 units or 18.7%
Buses TOTAL 9,563 down 1,949 units or 16.9%
February 2016: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 382,116 down 7.5%
Trucks 67,852 down 0.1%
Buses 1,362 up 37.4%
TOTAL 451,330 down 6.4%

Motorcycle Production in February 2016

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production in February 2016 was recorded as 58,114 units.  Compared with the 50,156 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is an increase of 7,958 units or 15.9%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after last month’s downturn.

February 2016: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 10,282 up 5,198 units or 102.2%
51 - 125cc 1,982 down 458 units or 18.8%
126 - 250cc 5,797 up 178 units or 3.2%
Over 250cc 40,053 up 3,040 units or 8.2%
February 2016: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 14,150 down 18.5%
51 - 125cc 7,491 up 40.3%
126 - 250cc 4,004 up 21.0%
Over 250cc 2,944 down 9.7%
TOTAL 28,589 down 2.3%

Automobile Export in February 2016

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in February 2016 was recorded as 369,410 units.  Compared with the 365,855 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 3,555 units or 1.0%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after last month’s downturn.

February 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 325,239 (7,748) up 12,139 units or 3.9%
Trucks 35,278 (15,481) down 6,136 units or 14.8%
Buses 8,893 (2,275) down 2,448 units or 21.6%
February 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 42,306 up 9.6
Middle-East 45,761 down 19.1
Europe 61,836 down 2.1
(EU) 44,796 up 11.8
North America 149,350 up 12.0
(U.S.A). 134,882 up 11.1
Latin America 23,099 down 9.1
Africa 12,676 down 13.0
Oceania 33,958 up 1.6
Others 424 down 49.9
TOTAL 369,410 up 1.0

Motorcycle Export in February 2016

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in February 2016 was recorded as 50,001 units. Compared with the 51,611 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 1,610 units or 3.1%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year for 9 consecutive months.

February 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 1,262 up 82 units or 6.9%
51 - 125cc class 2,298 down 799 units or 25.8%
126 - 250cc class 4,530 down 760 units or 14.4%
Over 250cc class 41,911 down 133 units or 0.3%
February 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 2,231 down 26.9
Middle-East 172 down 36.1
Europe 23,036 up 22.8
(EU) 20,933 up 28.7
North America 18,344 down 14.5
(U.S.A). 15,203 down 10.5
Latin America 1,727 down 38.7
Africa 2,317 up 8.4
Oceania 2,174 down 30.6
Others 0 -
TOTAL 50,001 down 3.1