Car exports up in March
A total of 102,742 vehicles were exported in March, up 14.39% on March 2012, and an increase of 8.69% on February, Surapong Paisitpatanapong, spokesman for the Automotive Industry Club, said on Thursday.
- Published: 18/04/2013 at 12:12 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Car exports exceeded 100,000 units for the first time since 1988, he said.
The export value for the month stood at 44.54 billion baht, up 5.63% on March 2012, said Mr Surapong.
Exports over the first three months of the year (January-March) totalled 283,966 units, up 28.65% on the same period last year. Export value was up 22.26% to stand at 125.64 billion baht.
Vehicle output in March stood at 256,231 units, up 34.34% on March 2012, and an increase of 11.79% on February.
Output over the first three months of the year totalled 721,460 units, up 44.48% on the same period last year.
Domestic car sales over the month totalled 156,951 units, an increase of 41.4% on March 2012, and up 20.82% on February, boosted by the government’s first-car scheme.
Car sales over the first three months of the year stood at 412,680 units, an increase of 47.7% on the same period last year.
Mr Surapong projected car output over the next three months (April-June) at 640,791 units, down 11.18% on the 721,460 units actual output from January to March 2013, but up 14.03% on 561,936 units actual output from April to June 2012.
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