The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI)--together with the Truck Manufacturers Association--has released the official sales figures of its members for June 2012. Sales last month totaled 13,697 units, a 25-percent improvement compared to June last year (10,935 units) but a four-percent drop compared to the 14,265 units CAMPI and TMA members sold in May this year.
For the first six months of 2012, CAMPI and TMA members sold a total of 72,874 units, up 4.4 percent from the 69,782 units they sold in the same period last year. Also, for the first half of the year, passenger-car sales are down by 6.5 percent (21,860 versus 23,374 last year), but commercial-vehicle sales are up by 9.9 percent (51,014 versus 46,408 last year).
Some notes on CAMPI and TMA members' sales data:
* Toyota Motor Philippines' year-to-date sales are up 18 percent, from 24,984 units last year to 29,400 this year.
* Mitsubishi Motors Philippines' year-to-date sales are almost flat at positive 0.5 percent, from 16,865 units last year to 16,956 this year.
* Honda Cars Philippines has reclaimed the third spot from Isuzu Philippines Corporation, selling 5,961 units from January to June compared to Isuzu's 5,769.
* Ford Group Philippines continues to struggle with supply problems, as its year-to-date sales are down by 35 percent, from 6,422 units last year to 4,149 this year.
* Columbian Autocar Corporation (Kia) has sold 78.4 percent more this year (3,898) than in the same period in 2011 (2,185). Credit must go to new products and a more sensible pricing strategy.
* Suzuki Philippines is also faring well with year-to-date sales up by 30 percent, from 1,955 units last year to 2,531 this year.
* Year-to-date sales of the two Nissan distributors are sharply down. Universal Motors Corporation (Nissan light commercial vehicles) is down by 26 percent, from 2,871 units last year to 2,129 this year. Nissan Motor Philippines (Nissan passenger cars) is down by an astounding 49 percent, from 1,612 units last year to 825 this year.
* Year-to-date sales for luxury brands are still down (by 18 percent for Mercedes-Benz/Chrysler distributor CATS Motors and 14 percent for BMW distributor Asian Carmakers Corporation), but at least their June sales this year were better than last year's (by 68 percent for BMW and 14 percent for Mercedes-Benz/Chrysler).
Below is the individual breakdown of CAMPI and TMA members' sales performance.
|CAMPI and TMA car sales - June 2012|
|YTD Ranking||Car company||January to June 2012||January to June 2011||June 2012||June 2011|
|1||Toyota Motor Philippines (+ Lexus)||
|2||Mitsubishi Motors Philippines||16,956||16,865||2,830||2,803|
|3||Honda Cars Philippines Inc.||5,961||6,991||1,262||1,053|
|4||Isuzu Philippines Corp.
|5||Ford Group Philippines (+ Mazda)
|6||Columbian Autocar Corp. (Kia)||3,898||2,185||652||470|
|7||Suzuki Philippines Inc.
|8||Universal Motors Corp. (Nissan CVs)||2,129||2,871||454||416|
|9||Nissan Motor Philippines Inc.
|10||CATS Motors (Mercedes-Benz + Chrysler)
|11||Asian Carmakers Corp. (BMW)
|12||Pilipinas Hino Inc.||240||296||44||50|
|15||Columbian Motors Corp.||75||43||32||6|
|Data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers in the Philippines Inc., and Truck Manufacturers Association. Non-CAMPI members--Hyundai, Chevrolet, Subaru, Volvo and Mini--are not included. Distributors of small-volume luxury brands like Jaguar, Ferrari, Land Rover, Maserati, Audi and Porsche do not release official sales data.