Previously, sales of passenger car had decline due to the unstable economy. But in August the sales number had rise again.Read the full news from Bernama below.
SALES OF VEHICLE INCREASE SINCE AUGUST SAYS MAA
KUALA LUMPUR, — Sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles in August rose 2.8 per cent, year-on-year, to 48,538 units, but compared to July this year, it was down by 3,390 units or 6.5 per cent.
Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) said the month-on-month decline was due to lower sales reported by Proton.
It said sales of passenger vehicles in August rose to 44,099 units from 42,864 units in the corresponding month, last year, while that of commercial vehicles rose to 4,439 units from 4,363 units.
For the eight months period to August this year, total industry volume fell to 351,550 units from 379,184 units in the same period last year.
It said sales of passenger vehicles in the eight months period fell to 319,424 units from 345,917 units in the corresponding period last year.
Sales of commercial vehicles dropped to 32,126 units from 33,267 units previously.
MAA said production of vehicles in August fell to 44,476 units from 46,316 units in the corresponding month last year.
The association also said production of passenger vehicles in August fell to 40,865 units from 42,309 units in the corresponding month last year while that of commercial vehicles dropped to 3,611 units from 4,007 units.
It said production of passenger vehicles in the eight months period fell to 293,175 units from 329,557 units recorded in the corresponding period last year, while that of commercial vehicles dropped to 28,216 units from 31,512 units.
MAA said sales volume for September is expected to be maintained as it will be a shorter working month due to the Hari Raya festive holidays.