In Southeast Asia in 2022, sales of four-wheel automobiles rose 23%, while sales of motorcycles and scooters in four key countries increased 14%, according to Asean Automotive Federation data. The 2022 automobile sales nearly matched the pre-pandemic sales total of 3.5 million in 2019.
Last year, total motor vehicle sales – including passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles – among Association of Southeast Asian Nation countries climbed to 3.4 million vehicles, compared to 2.8 million in 2021. Sales increased in Malaysia by 42% to 720,658, in Vietnam by 33% to 404,635, in the Philippines by 31% to 352,596, in Indonesia by 18% to 1 million vehicles and in Thailand by 13% to 849,388. Sales dropped in in two smaller markets – Singapore, by 28% to 42,550, and by 24% in Myanmar to 7,068.
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