June 30, 2016

May 2016 Automobile & Motorcycle Statistics and Summary

Automobile Production in May 2016

Number of Automobiles Produced
Automobile production in May 2016 stood at 656,814 units.  Compared with the 645,539 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 11,275 units or 1.7%, and production increase on the same month of the previous year after last month’s downturn.

May 2016: Automobile Production Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Standard (over 2000 cc) 359,866 up 26,693 units or 8.0%
Small 115,705 up 12,989units or 12.6%
Mini (under 660 cc) 78,499 down 24,785 units or 24.0%
Passenger Cars TOTAL 554,070 up 14,897 units or 2.8%
Standard 39,821 down 3,505 units or 8.1%
Small 24,600 up 448 units or 1.9%
Mini (under 660 cc) 28,093 up 13 units or 0.05%
 Trucks TOTAL 92,514 down 3,044 units or 3.2%
Large - -
Small - -
Buses TOTAL 10,230 down 578 units or 5.3%
May 2016: Automobile Domestic Sales Figures by Type of Vehicle
Type of Vehicle Units vs previous year
Passenger cars 275,505 down 1.4%
Trucks 55,307 down 0.5%
Buses 775 up 21.1%
TOTAL 331,587 down 1.2%

Motorcycle Production in May 2016

Number of Motorcycle Produced
Motorcycle production in May 2016 was recorded as 30,482 units. Compared with the 31,553 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is a decrease of 1,071 units or 3.4%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year after 3 months of upturn.

May 2016: Motorcycle Production Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 2,747 down 960 units or 25.9%
51 - 125cc 2,462 down 913 units or 27.1%
126 - 250cc 5,071 up 1,519 units or 42.8%
Over 250cc 20,202 down 717 units or 3.4%
May 2016: Motorcycle Domestic Sales (Factory shipment) Figures by Class
Motorcycle Class Units vs previous year
50cc & under 9,201 down 37.6%
51 - 125cc 7,734 up 7.8%
126 - 250cc 3,373 down 13.6%
Over 250cc 1,959 down 37.9%
TOTAL 22,267 down 23.1%

Automobile Export in May 2016

Number of Automobiles Exported
Automobile export in May 2016 was recorded as 302,682 units.  Compared with the 289,477 units total recorded for same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 13,205 units or 4.6%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year after last month’s downturn.

May 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Type of Vehicle
  Units (including KD units) vs previous year
Passenger cars 265,684 (6,092) up 20,039 units or 8.2%
Trucks 27,790 (10,919) down 6,645 units or 19.3%
Buses 9,208 (1,910) down 189 units or 2.0%
May 2016:  Automobile Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 40,323 up 17.5
Middle-East 31,139 down 17.8
Europe 50,372 up 19.5
(EU) 36,262 up 16.8
North America 123,801 up 7.0
(U.S.A). 110,983 up 5.7
Latin America 21,314 up 6.6
Africa 9,368 down 31.1
Oceania 25,894 up 2.4
Others 471 -
TOTAL 302,682 up 4.6

Motorcycle Export in May 2016

Number of Motorcycles Exported
Motorcycle export in May 2016 was recorded as 25,570 units. Compared with the 24,913 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is an increase of 657 units or 2.6%, and export increase on the same month of the previous year for 3 consecutive months.

May 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Class
  Units vs previous year
50cc & under class 528 down 192 units or 26.7%
51 - 125cc class 2,031 down 1,241 units or 37.9%
126 - 250cc class 3,806 up 343 units or 9.9%
Over 250cc class 19,205 up 1,747 units or 10.0%
May 2016:  Motorcycle Export Figures by Export Destination
Destination Units vs previous year (%)
Asia 2,169 down 21.4
Middle-East 408 up 83.0
Europe 13,771 up 44.0
(EU) 13,182 up 43.6
North America 3,842 down 34.8
(U.S.A). 3,188 down 40.1
Latin America 948 down 42.4
Africa 2,110 down 18.7
Oceania 2,322 up 4.3
Others 0 -
TOTAL 25,570 up 2.6