WHY ARE WE IMPORTING CARS?

S.KAMAL HAYDER KAZMI,
(feedback@pgeconomist.com)
Research Analyst
, PAGE
Feb 7 - 13, 2011

IMPORT PAYMENTS BY TRANSPORT GROUP ("000"US $)

COMMODITY

JULY-JUNE

DEC

NOV

DEC

JULY-DEC

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009 2010 2010 2009-10 2010-11
Transport Group 1,199,524 981,493 1,408,396 125,831 118,539 141,804 572,546 775,236
Road Motor Vehicles 931,700 639,966 834,811 81,809 80,525 70,407 365,531 476,236
.1 Completely Built Unit (Cbu) 250,458 96,996 93,404 13,939 6,562 3,916 46,656 43,010
A.Buses,Trucks & Oth. Heavy Vehicles 112,720 43,960 36,328 5,561 1,130 1,063 16,653 12,680
B.Motor Cars 131,144 50,339 55,224 8,283 5,338 2,852 29,600 29,506
C.Motor Cycles 6,594 2,697 1,852 96 94 0 402 824
2 Completely Knocked Down (Ckd) 573,243 457,372 610,840 57,542 57,021 55,158 277,544 349,564
A.Buses,Trucks & Oth. Heavy Vehicles 126,148 82,834 182,593 17,105 11,529 16,083 78,561 97,207
B.Motor Cars 375,341 327,820 347,047 32,432 36,658 32,535 159,438 205,744
C.Motor Cycles 71,754 46,718 81,200 8,005 8,833 6,540 39,545 46,614
3.Parts 78,616 65,623 120,592 10,153 16,726 10,512 39,004 74,431
4.Others 29,383 19,974 9,975 175 217 822 2,328 9,231
Aircrafts,Ships And Boats 238,831 317,616 526,136 33,491 35,025 70,114 180,546 289,644
Others Transport Equipments 28,992 23,911 47,449 10,530 2,988 1,282 26,469 9,356

EXPORT RECEIPTS BY TRANSPORT GROUP ("000"US $)

COMMODITY

JULY-JUNE

DEC

NOV

DEC

JULY-DEC

2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2009 2010 2010 2009-10 2010-11
A) Transport Equipment 78,369 63,558 78,759 5,653 8,868 9,101 42,104 52,500
B) Auto Parts 16,945 14,080 10,261 601 995 1,384 4,340 7,763
C) Other Machinery 97,642 111,876 58,697 5,085 4,091 5,462 31,883 60,052

AUTO PARTS

Bonnet/
hood
Bumper Cowl screen Fascia rear and support Fender Front clip Grille
Front fascia and header panel Hatch, boot/trunk, deck lid Pillar and hard trim Quarter Panel Radiator core support Rocker Panel Roof rack
Spoiler Trim package Welded assembly Door beam and panel Outer Door handle Inner Door Handle Door control module
Door seal Door watershield Hinge Door and bonnet/hood latch Lock Glass Sunroof with motor
Battery Window motor Window regulator Windshield Windshield washer motor Window seal Gauges and meters
Ignition system Lighting and signaling system Sensors Starting system Switches Wiring harnesses Miscellaneous

PAKISTAN: PRODUCTION & SALE OF VEHICLES

. JULY'10 AUG'10 SEPT'10 OCT'10 NOV'10 DEC'10
1300 AND ABOVE CC
Sub-Total Prod. 6,460 4,180 4,725 5,835 4,330 3,370
Sale 5,884 4,341 4,724 5,577 4,302 2,424
1000 CC
Sub-Total Prod. 2,266 1,964 1,964 2,151 1,985 1,738
Sale 1,335 2,191 2,153 2,063 2,008 1,611
800 cc & Below 1000cc
Sub-Total Prod. 4,004 2,818 3,332 4,182 4,185 3,463
Sale 2,577 3,297 3,528 4,271 3,949 3,411
TOTAL CARS Prod. 12,730 8,962 10,021 12,168 10,500 8,571
Sale 9,796 9,829 10,405 11,911 10,259 7,446
TRUCKS
TOTAL TRUCKS Prod. 304 218 278 282 143 207
Sale 234 196 295 246 187 226
BUSES
TOTAL BUSES Prod. 49 36 48 24 49 36
Sale 40 45 48 43 26 41
TOTAL TRUCKS & BUSES Prod. 353 254 326 306 192 243
Sale 274 241 343 289 213 267
LCVS, VANS & JEEPS (4X4)
TOTAL JEEPS Prod. 128 100 65 87 59 65
Sale 124 56 - 53 121 27
TOTAL PICK-UPs Prod. 1,552 1,178 1,437 1,486 1,709 1,599
Sale 1,022 1,191 1,264 1,740 1,385 1,470
FARM TRACTORS
TOTAL TRACTORS Prod. 5,688 4,194 4,549 6,050 4,426 7,812
Sale 5,468 3,637 4,826 6,038 4,727 8,047
MOTORCYCLES & THREE-WHEELERS
TOTAL Prod. 68,651 60,032 59,735 68,354 64,271 68,434
Sale 65,540 61,367 61,233 67,565 64,393 68,117

PAKISTAN: PRICES OF OIL PRODUCTS

MONTHS JP-1 JP-4 JP-8 PREMIUM MOTOR GASOLINE HOBC KEROSENE OIL LIGHT DIESEL OIL INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY OIL PRICES PER BARREL ($)
May-2010 58.46 55.54 61.24 75.08 89.19 68.89 65.76 74.48
June -2010 55.36 52.63 58.21 69.04 82.04 65.49 62.61 72.95
July -2010 55.20 51.46 58.04 67.95 80.61 65.38 61.66 72.51
Aug-2010 54.76 50.22 57.48 67.74 80.34 64.85 61.35 74.15
Sep-2010 55.45 51.56 58.22 67.26 79.85 65.57 62.67 74.34
Oct-2010 55.65 52.16 58.45 66.99 79.56 65.80 62.34 79.86
Nov-2010 61.18 58.59 64.09 72.96 86.67 70.95 66.61 82.83
Dec -2010 64.65 62.48 67.57 79.67 94.36 74.99 70.97 88.56
Jan-2011 68.48 65.11 71.39 72.96 86.67 70.95 66.61 92.83