Below are the industry-wide sales numbers for February 2014, compiled from the reports of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines and the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors. Also included are the figures from the same month last year for comparative purposes, as well as the year-to-date figures so far.
But first, here are the winners, the flat performers and the losers relative to February 2013 numbers, ranked according to the percentage points of difference:
WINNERS (above +5%)
FLAT (-5% to +5%)
LOSERS (below -5%)
PGA Cars -37.1%
UPDATE: Our apologies for the previously wrong figures for Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. Their distributor, CATS Motors, inadvertently furnished us with the wrong data. Instead of the initially reported 39 units for Mercedes-Benz and 20 units for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, it's now 31 and 25 units, respectively. Their year-to-date digits have thus also been revised: 71 for Mercedes-Benz and 57 for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep. Of course, the variances have also been adjusted: from +25.8% to 0% for Mercedes-Benz and from -48.7% to -35.9% for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep.