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Vehicles sales soar in 2015

Released at: 11:26, 12/01/2016

Vehicles sales soar in 2015

Sales by VAMA members up 55% against 2014.

by Hoai An

Motor vehicle sales by members of the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) stood at 29,397 units in December, a slight fall of 1 per cent against November but 45 per cent higher than in December 2014, according to a report from the Association. Total sales for the year as a whole were up 55 per cent compared to 2014, with 244,914 units sold.

Passenger cars saw sales of 16,795 units in December, down 9.8 per cent against November. Sales for the year were 143,392 units, 43 per cent higher year-on-year. The number of commercial vehicles sold in the month stood at 11,447, up 17.7 per cent against November. Sales of commercial vehicles in 2015 totaled 89,327 units, up 74 per cent year-on-year. Special purpose vehicle sales in December declined 15.8 per cent against November, with 1,155 units sold, while sales for the year reached 12,195, a substantial 105 per cent increase compared to 2014.

Sales by segment, 2015

The number of imported completely-built-up (CBU) vehicles in November totaled 10,614 units, down 16 per cent against November. Total CBU sales in 2015 were 71,874, a 74 per cent increase against 2014 and clearly indicating a shift towards imported cars.

Completely-knocked-down (CKD) vehicle sales in December reached 18,783 units, 9.7 per cent higher than in November. Total sales for 2015 stood at 173,040, a 48 per cent increase year-on-year.

 Sales by type, 2015

Thaco retained its position at the top of the market in December, selling 9,336 units for a market share of 39.3 per cent. Toyota followed with 5,350 units and a 22.5 per cent market share, while Ford was in third position with an 11.1 per cent market share from 2,634 units sold.

not including bus chassis

2015 was a remarkable year for Thaco, holding on to its position as market leader with 80,421 units sold, or 38.6 per cent of the total, and representing significant growth of 90 per cent compared to 2014. Toyota was in second place, with 51,246 units sold for a market share of 24.1 per cent, followed by Ford, with a 9.9 per cent of market share from 20,740 units sold.

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