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Vehicles in the Philipines


Palawan Aussie:
Just for interest, here's info on new vehicle sales in the Philippines for the first six months of this year.

They sold a total of 87,226 new cars and commercial vehicles across the country, of which 28,000 were cars.

So, for the first six months of this year, in a country of more than 100 million people, they've sold 28,000 new cars.

It seems quite clear that maybe 80 - 90 percent of Philippines folk will never in their lives get to enjoy a ride in a normal car.

Sigh, the things we take for granted.

Ah well ... at least they've sold more than the 22,000 cars they had sold by this same time last year...

Motor Vehicle Sales Hit Record High

By Louella D. Desiderio (The Philippine Star) | July 12, 2013 (snip)

MANILA, Philippines - Sales of local vehicles hit a record-high in the first semester due to the strong demand for both passenger cars (PC) and commercial vehicles (CV).

“The automotive industry has posted its highest first semester performance with sales hitting 87,226 units,” the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) said in a statement. The first-half sales were up by 20 percent compared to the 72,871 units sold in the same period last year.

The CAMPI noted that both of the PC and CV segments contributed to the first semester sales performance.

Passenger car sales for the January to June period reached 28,035 units, 28 percent higher than the 21,908 units sold in 2012.

Commercial vehicle sales, which accounted for 68 percent of total sales as of end-June meanwhile, rose 16 percent to 59,191 units from the previous year’s 50,963 units.

The CAMPI also noted that for the January to June period, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. remained the market leader with its 40 percent share, having sold 34,713 units.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. came in second with its 24 percent share or sales of 21,282 units.

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. placed third, having sold 7,337 units and accounting for 8.4 percent of total sales.

Given this first semester performance, and expected higher sales in the coming months, the CAMPI is confident that total vehicle sales in the country could reach and even exceed the initial 200,000 sales volume target for the entire year.

“In addition to the expected continuing better performance from the major players, CAMPI also looks forward to the contribution of the new members as it welcomes into its fold Eurobrands Distributor Inc., the local distributor for the Peugeot brand and Berjaya Auto Philippines, Inc., for the Mazda brand,” the group said.

To put that into some perspective, at that rate it would take 18 years for just 1% of the population to buy a new car. 


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