September auto sales up 8.5%

By Dat Nguyen   October 12, 2022 | 08:02 pm PT
September auto sales up 8.5%
An employee polishes a car in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Tran Quynh
Auto sales rose by 8.5% in September to 33,463 units as the market slowly recovered amid tightening global spending.

September marked a third straight month of increase in sales, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA), which excludes the TC Group (which makes Hyundai cars) and VinFast.

It represented a 247% rise year-on-year, admittedly from a low base as Covid-19 raged at this time last year.

But it was far below this year’s peak in May when over 43,800 units were sold.

In the first nine months sales rose 157% year-on-year to 296,403 units.

Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) led with 101,614 units as sales rose by 54%.

It was followed by Toyota (64,130 units) and Mitsubishi (30,296).

Honda and Ford rounded off the top five.

TC Group reported sales of 56,320 units, but VinFast has not released numbers.

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