Car sales up 37.1% in first half

Toyota remains king
Jul 8, 2010

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - CAMPI Car Sales June 2010 

Strong appetite for Asian and sport-utility vehicles (SUV) fueled the surge of car sales in the Philippine market in the first half of the year.

Data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers in the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers' Association showed first semester sales reached 82,147 units, 37.1 percent higher than the sales recorded in the same period last year. Last month alone, the industry sold a total of 15,189 units, 39.2 percent higher than the number of vehicles sold in June 2009.

Commercial vehicle sales rose by almost 40 percent in the first half, with 53,925 units sold during the six-month period.

CAMPI president Elizabeth H. Lee attributed the growth on the "continuous demand on SUV, introduction of new models and deliveries of backorders."

"Commercial vehicles continue to dominate sales with a 65.6 percent share of vehicles sold nationwide," Lee said.

Passenger cars also registered a strong growth, with 28,222 units sold in the first half reflecting a 32.2 percent increase over January to June 2009 figures.

Toyota Motor Philippines remained as the market leader with 26,493 units sold from January to June. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines stood at a far second with 15,653 units while Hyundai Asia Resources ranked third with 9,834.

CAMPI expects to sell 147,000 units this year, 11 percent higher than the number of vehicles sold in 2009. 

 

Philippine car sales as of June 2010
YTD Ranking Car company January to June 2010 January to June 2009 June 2010 June 2009
1 Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. 26,493 20,768 5,096 3,688
2 Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. 15,653 10,654 2,762 1,904
3 Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. 9,834 4,902 2,031 901
4 Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.  8,940 8,683 1,567 1,519
5 Isuzu Philippines Corp.  5,003 3,928 907 678
6 Ford Motor Philippines, Inc. (+Mazda) 4,562 3,382 869 772
7 Universal Motors Corp.  3,192 2,358 502 422
8 Columbian Autocar Corp. 2,794 1,596 463 326
9 Suzuki Philippines, Inc.  1,875 1,129 313 214
10 Nissan Motor Philippines, Inc.  1,296 913 217 194
11 The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (Chevrolet) 900 779 170 131
12 CATS Motors (Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep) 439 Data unavailable 104 Data unavailable
13 Asian Carmakers Corp. (BMW) 277 244 53 43
14 Pilipinas Hino, Inc. 261 117 44 15
15 PGA Cars, Inc. (Porsche and Audi) 228 144 38 23
16 Scandinavian Motors Corp. (Volvo) 150 132 29 27
17 Focus Ventures, Inc. (Chana) 142 Data unavailable 14 Data unavailable
18 Dreamco 70 48 10 25
19 MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corp. 36 5 0 1
20 Columbian Motors Corp. 2 127 0 25
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