Vietnam’s Feb. Domestic Motor Vehicle Sales: Summary

Following is a summary of Vietnam’s motor vehicle sales released by the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association.

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                             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.      YTD
                             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2012
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                         -------------Percent Change From Year Ago-------------
Total                      -24.8%   -59.5%   -12.4%   -21.7%   -10.6%   -44.4%
 SUV/MPV                   -37.9%   -67.2%   -15.7%   -39.5%   -17.7%   -55.4%
 Passenger Cars            -27.6%   -56.2%     8.8%   -15.5%    16.8%   -45.4%
 Commercial Vehicles       -19.9%   -59.2%   -33.4%   -21.6%   -31.2%   -39.2%
 Bus Chassis                  n/a      n/a   -98.3%  1350.0%     0.0%      n/a
                         ---------------------Units Sold-----------------------
Total                       6,116    4,274   10,937    8,773    9,258   10,390
 SUV/MPV                    1,187      929    2,520    1,698    1,831    2,116
 Passenger Cars             1,778    1,782    4,430    3,190    3,774    3,560
 Commercial Vehicles        3,020    1,492    3,611    3,622    3,374    4,512
 Bus Chassis                   24       12        2       29       48       36
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                             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.      YTD
                             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2012
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                         ------------Percent Change From Month Ago-------------
Total                       43.1%   -60.9%    24.7%    -5.2%    -7.7%      n/a
 SUV/MPV                    27.8%   -63.1%    48.4%    -7.3%    -7.9%      n/a
 Passenger Cars             -0.2%   -59.8%    38.9%   -15.5%    -9.0%      n/a
 Commercial Vehicles       102.4%   -58.7%    -0.3%     7.4%   -13.4%      n/a
 Bus Chassis               100.0%   500.0%   -93.1%   866.7%   -93.8%      n/a
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NOTE: Domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses NOTE1: April 2011 year on year figures were recalculated by removing Vinamotor’s total in April 2010 as 2011 data has not been received from the producer since February 2011.

SOURCE: Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association

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