September’s automobile sales surge 17 percent

16:41 | 15/10/2015 Entertainment

Vietnam’s automobile sales in September shot up 17 percent from previous month, amounting to 21,366 units, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA).

September’s automobile sales surge 17 percent

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During the month, the number of passenger cars sold increased 24 percent against August to 12,789 vehicles, commercial vehicle sales rose 5.9 percent to 7,594 units and special-purpose cars sales up 29.5 percent to 983 units.

They were sold by both VAMA members and completely-built-up (CBU) non-VAMA member car importers.

The sales of domestically- assembled cars were estimated at 15,936 units, up 18 percent from last month. Meanwhile, the industry recorded a 15-percent rise in the purchase of imported CBUs to 5,430 cars, up 15 percent.

The Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO) continued to make up the largest portion of the automobile market (38 percent) with 7,357 cars sold in the month. It was followed by Toyota with 4,670 cars (24 percent) and Ford with 1,888 units (9.8 percent).

By the end of September this year, auto turnover revved up 53 percent compared to the same period last year. The sales of passenger cars, commercial cars and special-purpose cars escalated 40 percent, 71 percent and 130 percent, respectively.

Also in the first nine months of the year, domestically-assembled cars and those imported surged by 52 percent and 57 percent yearly./.

Source: VNA