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Vehicles sales down in September

Last update: 17:49 | 10/10/2017

Motor vehicle sales stood at 21,216 units in September, down 7 per cent against August and 20 per cent against September 2016, according to a recent report from the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA).

Passenger cars saw sales of 11,637 units, 8 per cent lower than in August. Year-to-date sales totaled 114,807, 23 per cent lower year-on-year. The number of commercial vehicles sold in the month stood at 7,432, down 7 per cent against August, and in the first nine months were 73,302, down 7 per cent year-on-year. Special purpose vehicle sales in September declined 15 per cent against August, with 942 units, while sales in the first nine months reached 10,141, down 18 per cent year-on-year.

The number of imported completely-built-up (CBU) vehicles in September totaled 6,477, down 2 per cent against August, while the year-to-date figure was 56,530, up 8 per cent year-on-year.

Completely-knocked-down (CKD) vehicle sales in September were 14,739 units, 5 per cent lower than in August, while sales in the first nine months totaled 141,723, an 8 per cent fall year-on-year.

*: not including bus chassis

Thaco retained its position at the top of the market with its wide range of vehicles, selling 65,596 units in September. The gap between Thaco and the runner-up, Toyota (43,832), widened, but the latter’s sales saw its market share among VAMA members rise to 23.7 per cent from 20.2 per cent. Ford retained third place.

VAMA Member Sales, September 2017 & September 2016

YTM 2017

YTM 2016

Difference

unit

%

unit

%

unit

%

Mekong (Fiat, Ssangyong, PMC)

69

0.0

334

0.2

(265)

-79

GM Vietnam

8,097

4.4

6,831

3.5

1,266

19

Mitsubishi

4,662

2.5

4,080

2.1

582

14

Mercedes-Benz  Vietnam

4,940

2.7

4,082

2.1

858

21

Visuco (Suzuki)

4,380

2.4

5,610

2.9

(1,230)

-22

Toyota

43,832

23.7

39,041

20.2

4,791

12

Lexus

652

0.4

1,345

0.7

(693)

-52

Isuzu*

5,126

2.8

4,905

2.5

221

5

Ford

21,352

11.6

21,096

10.9

256

1

Hino*

2,786

1.5

2,808

1.5

(22)

-1

SAMCO

851

0.5

1,356

0.7

(505)

-37

Thaco Kia

16,783

9.1

22,823

11.8

(6,040)

-26

Thaco Bus

2,236

1.2

2,479

1.3

(243)

-10

Thaco Truck

29,209

15.8

33,940

17.6

(4,731)

-14

Vinamazda

18,156

9.8

22,896

11.9

(4,740)

-21

Peugeot

212

0.1

481

0.2

(269)

-56

Total Thaco

66,596

36.0

82,619

42.8

(16,023)

-19

Honda

9,756

5.3

7,617

3.9

2139

28

Vinamotor*

3,162

1.7

2,629

1.4

533

20

VEAM

2,400

1.3

2,827

1.5

(427)

-15

TCIEV

2,051

1.1

961

0.5

1,090

113

Dothanh

4,118

2.2

4,781

2.5

(663)

-14

SANYANG

13

0.0

23

0.0

(10)

-43

Total

184,843
100
192,945
100
(8,102)
-4
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