May 31, 2016

April 2016 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in April 2016

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in April 2016 stood at 643,901 units.  Compared with the 713,240 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 69,339 units or 9.7%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after last month’s upturn.

April 2016: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 345,528 down 14,044 units or 3.9%
Small 112,181 up 2,882 units or 2.6%
Mini (under 660 cc) 88,688 down 34,685 units or 28.1%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 546,397 down 45,847 units or 7.7%
Standard 38,117 down 12,764 units or 25.1%
Small 21,571 down 4,739 units or 18.0%
Mini (under 660 cc) 28,654 down 3,065 units or 9.7%
 Trucks TOTAL 88,342 down 20,568 units or 18.9%
Large - -
Small - -
Buses TOTAL 9,162 down 2,924 units or 24.2%
April 2016: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 269,251 up 2.2%
Trucks 54,435 down 1.3%
Buses 1,062 up 13.2%
TOTAL 324,748 up 1.6%

Motorcycle Production in April 2016

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production in April 2016 was recorded as 40,521 units.  Compared with the 35,975 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is an increase of 4,546 units or 12.6%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year for 3 consecutive months.

April 2016: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 6,161 up 1,759 units or 40.0%
51 - 125cc 3,430 up 345 units or 11.2%
126 - 250cc 3,165 down 2,266 units or 41.7%
Over 250cc 27,765 up 4,708 units or 20.4%
April 2016: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 14,784 down 21.2%
51 - 125cc 8,167 up 3.3%
126 - 250cc 3,637 down 21.4%
Over 250cc 3,347 down 5.8%
TOTAL 29,935 down 14.1%

Automobile Export in April 2016

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in April 2016 was recorded as 369,131 units.  Compared with the 379,907 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 10,776 units or 2.8%, and export decrease on the same month of the previous year after two months of upturn.

April 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 325,294 (7,527) up 1,885 units or 0.6%
Trucks 33,576 (15,325) down 9,446 units or 22.0%
Buses 10,261 (2,506) down 3,215 units or 23.9%
April 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 43,999 up 10.9
Middle-East 37,684 down 33.3
Europe 62,978 up 18.4
(EU) 47,485 up 35.4
North America 147,612 down 2.6
(U.S.A). 133,229 down 2.6
Latin America 25,614 down 11.7
Africa 13,610 down 16.9
Oceania 37,193 up 13.9
Others 441 down 54.9
TOTAL 369,131 down 2.8

Motorcycle Export in April 2016

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in April 2016 was recorded as 36,534 units. Compared with the 31,826 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 4,708 units or 14.8%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for 2 consecutive months.

April 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 1,103 down 113 units or 9.3%
51 - 125cc class 2,572 up 38 units or 1.5%
126 - 250cc class 3,017 down 1,179 units or 28.1%
Over 250cc class 29,842 up 5,962 units or 25.0%
April 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 2,134 down 11.0
Middle-East 543 up 74.0
Europe 19,682 up 41.6
(EU) 18,815 up 41.2
North America 9,268 up 6.4
(U.S.A). 7,740 down 5.8
Latin America 1,380 down 23.8
Africa 1,470 down 42.2
Oceania 2,057 down 4.3
Others 0 -
TOTAL 36,534 up 14.8