April 28, 2015

March 2016 and Fiscal Year 2015 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in March 2016

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in March 2016 stood at 889,501 units.  Compared with the 878,577 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 10,924 units or 1.2%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after 3 months of downturn.

March 2016: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 462,727 up 35,381 units or 8.3%
Small 158,365 up 18,266 units or 13.0%
Mini (under 660 cc) 136,513 down 36,278 units or 21.0%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 757,605 up 17,369 units or 2.3%
Standard 50,180 down 4,908 units or 8.9%
Small 33,049 up 568 units or 1.7%
Mini (under 660 cc) 36,751 down 1,671 units or 4.3%
 Trucks TOTAL 119,980 down 6,011 units or 4.8%
Large 1,088 up 37 units or 3.5%
Small 10,828 down 471 units or 4.2%
Buses TOTAL 11,916 down 434 units or 3.5%
March 2016: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 532,468 down 9.3%
Trucks 100,754 down 5.0%
Buses 2,679 up 5.1%
TOTAL 635,901 down 8.6%

Automobile Production for Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2015)

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016) was recorded as 9,187,505 units.  Compared with the 9,590,733 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 403,228 units or 4.2%, and production decrease for 2 consecutive years..

Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 4,803,694 up 190,416 units or 4.1%
Small 1,538,911 down 123,371 units or 7.4%
Mini (under 660 cc) 1,430,523 down 381,812 units or 21.1%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 7,773,128 down 314,767 units or 3.9%
Standard 566,981 down 45,381 units or 7.4%
Small 325,892 down 5,330 units or 1.6%
Mini (under 660 cc) 386,436 down 34,298 units or 8.2%
 Trucks TOTAL 1,279,309 down 85,009 units or 6.2%
Large 11,446 up 1,547 units or 15.6%
Small 123,622 down 4,999 units or 3.9%
Buses TOTAL 135,068 down 3,452 units or 2.5%
Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016:  Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 4,115,436 down 7.6%
Trucks 808,174 down 2.8%
Buses 14,124 up 16.4%
TOTAL 4,937,734 down 6.8%

Motorcycle Production in March 2016

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production in March 2016 was recorded as 58,222 units.  Compared with the 50,266 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is an increase of 7,956 units or 15.8%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for 2 consecutive months.

March 2016: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 11,528 up 4,689 units or 68.6%
51 - 125cc 2,769 up 644 units or 30.3%
126 - 250cc 4,849 down 314 units or 6.1%
Over 250cc 39,076 up 2,937 units or 8.1%
March 2016: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 20,709 down 11.8%
51 - 125cc 11,260 up 28.2%
126 - 250cc 4,088 down 3.9%
Over 250cc 4,285 up 7.4%
TOTAL 40,342 down 0.4%

Motorcycle Production for Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016)

Number of Motorcycles Produced
Motorcycle production for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016) was recorded as 537,988 units.  Compared with the 576,231 units total recorded for the previous year, there is a decrease of 38,243 units or 6.6%, and production decrease for 2 consecutive years.

Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 78,533 up 4,090 units or 5.5%
51 - 125cc 31,263 down 128 units or 0.4%
126 - 250cc 76,151 down 12,423 units or 14.0%
Over 250cc 352,041 down 29,782 units or 7.8%
Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 179,992 down 16.2%
51 - 125cc 101,001 up 9.7%
126 - 250cc 48,397 up 1.5%
Over 250cc 35,199 down 4.0%
TOTAL 364,589 down 6.8%

Automobile Export in March 2016

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in March 2016 was recorded as 404,004 units.  Compared with the 396,796 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 7,208 units or 1.8%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for two consecutive months.

March 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 349,627 (8,104) up 12,194 units or 3.6%
Trucks 42,286 (19,405) down 4,204 units or 9.0%
Buses 12,091 (2,641) down 782 units or 6.1%
March 2016: Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 55,501 up 21.7
Middle-East 51,457 down 23.8
Europe 64,912 -
(EU) 46,850 up 11.4
North America 160,941 up 13.4
(U.S.A). (145,685) (up 13.6)
Latin America 24,885 down 10.0
Africa 15,359 down 13.2
Oceania 30,045 down 2.3
Others 904 up 12.9
TOTAL 404,004 up 1.8

 


Automobile Export for Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016)

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016) was recorded as 4,582,525 units.  Compared with the 4,490,724 units total recorded for the previous year, this is an increase of 91,801 units or 2.0%, and production increase after 2 years of downturn.

Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 3,997,435 (98,464) up 145,257 units or 3.8% (down 39.1% for KD)
Trucks 447,339 (179,776) down 50,722 units or 10.2% (down 20.6% for KD)
Buses 137,751 (28,266) down 2,734 units or 1.9% (down 1.0% for KD)
Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016: Automobile Export Share & Change by Class
  Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016
Share (%)
Previous Year
Share (%)
Passenger cars 87.2 85.8
Trucks 9.8 11.1
Buses 3.0 3.1

Export total achieved 49.9% share of the total production of 9,187,505 units recorded for the fiscal year 2015.
(*46.8% share for the fiscal year 2014)

Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016:  Automobile Export Share & Change by Export Destination
Destination Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016 Previous Year
Units Share (%) Share (%) % change
Asia 538,132 11.7 12.3 down 2.4
Middle-East 657,437 14.3 14.5 up 1.2
Europe 737,087 16.1 16.4 up 0.3
North America 1,789,117 39.0 37.2 up 7.0
(U.S.A). (1,643,310) (35.9) (34.4) (up 6.3)
Central America 176,510 3.9 3.3 up 17.7
South America 125,838 2.7 3.6 down 21.4
Africa 162,322 3.5 4.2 down 13.0
000ceania 388,441 8.5 8.4 up 2.7
Others 7,641 0.2 0.2 down 1.3
TOTAL 4,582,525     up 2.0

Motorcycle Export in March 2016

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in March 2016 was recorded as 51,059 units. Compared with the 44,630 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 6,429 units or 14.4%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after 9 months of downturn.

March 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 2,563 up 1,630 units or 174.7%
51 - 125cc class 2,598 up 350 units or 15.6%
126 - 250cc class 4,682 up 433 units or 10.2%
Over 250cc class 41,216 up 4,016 units or 10.8%
March 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 3,294 down 16.7
Middle-East 915 up 52.2
Europe 24,190 up 19.7
(EU) 21,887 up 21.5
North America 16,536 up 39.8
(U.S.A). 13,974 up 42.7
Latin America 1,632 down 54.1
Africa 2,051 down 3.0
Oceania 2,441 up 2.8
Others 0 -
TOTAL 51,059 up 14.4

Motorcycle Export for Fiscal Year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016)

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export for fiscal year 2015 (April 2015 – March 2016) was recorded as 422,239 units. Compared with the 461,632 units total recorded for the previous year, this is a decrease of 39,393 units or 8.5%, and export decrease after last month’s upturn.

Apr. 2014 – Mar. 2015: Motorcycle Export Share & Change by Class
Destination Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016 previous year % change from the previous year
Units Share (%) Share (%)
50cc & under class 15,785 3.7 2.6 up 30.9
51 - 125cc class 30,703 7.3 6.7 down 0.2
126 - 250cc class 58,123 13.8 14.5 down 13.4
Over 250cc class 317,628 75.2 76.2 down 9.7
TOTAL 422,239     down 8.5

Export total achieved 78.5% share of the total production of 537,988 units recorded for the fiscal year 2015.
(*80.1% share for the fiscal year 2014)

Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016:  Motorcycle Export Share & Change by Export Destination
Destination Apr. 2015 – Mar. 2016 Previous Year
Units Share (%) Share (%) % change
Asia 27,735  6.6 6.1 down 1.5
Middle-East 5,728 1.4 0.8 up 51.3
Europe 179,818 42.6 38.2 up 2.0
North America 135,906 32.2 37.7 down 21.8
(U.S.A). (118,107) (28.0) (33.1) (down 22.7)
Central America 5,699 1.3 1.5 down 16.3
South America 17,663 4.2 4.5 down 14.7
Africa 20,095 4.8 4.1 up 5.2
Oceania 29,595 7.0 7.1 down 10.3
TOTAL 422,239     down 8.5