Sales by VAMA members up 33% month-on-month in November and 86% year-on-year.
Motor vehicle sales stood at 29,706 units in November, an increase of 33 per cent against October and 86 per cent higher than in November 2014, according to a recent report from the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA).
Passenger cars saw sales of 18,611 units, 42 per cent higher than in October. Year-to-date sales totaled 126,597 units, 45 per cent higher year-on-year. The number of commercial vehicles sold in the month stood at 9,723, up 18.4 per cent against October. Sales of commercial vehicles in the first eleven months were 77,880 units, up 73 per cent year-on-year. Special purpose vehicle sales saw an increase of 31.2 per cent against October, with 1,372 units sold, while sales in the first eleven months reached 11,040, a substantial 109 per cent increase compared to the same period of 2014.
The number of imported completely-built-up (CBU) vehicles in November totaled 12,577 units, up by a significant 95 per cent against October and clearly indicating a shift towards imported cars. Total CBU units in 2015 as at November totaled 61,260 units, a 78 per cent increase compared to last year.
Completely-knocked-down (CKD) vehicle sales in November reached 17,129, 7.6 per cent higher than in October. Total sales of CKD units in the first eleven months stood at 154,257, a 50 per cent increase year-on-year.
Thaco retained its position at the top of the market with its wide range of vehicles, selling 8,625 units in November. The distance between Thaco and the runner-up, Toyota (4,419), widened, with the latter’s sales coming down from 22.8 per cent of VAMA’s market share to 21.1 per cent. Ford retained third place..