Philippine automotive industry

Chasing that elusive 10% sales growth

Will the Philippine automotive industry post a 10 percent growth in sales this year as forecast by its leaders?…

How does PH car sales compare with those of SE Asia neighbors?

FIGURES released this week by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) showed their member companies’ deliveries from January to May this year remained almost flat when compared…

Car distributors’ sales rise 12% in April

DELIVERIES of member companies of the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) reached 7,259 units in April, a 12.1% increase from the group’s tally of 6,476 units for the same month in 2018. According to a…

Hyundai sales in PH grow 17.4% in April

DELIVERIES of Hyundai vehicles sold in the Philippines by distributor Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) rose 17.4% in April compared to the same month a year ago. HARI sold 2,795 units in April 2019. HARI’s April 2019…

Audi, Isuzu and Toyota top PH auto industry’s Q1 sales

The latest figures from three of the country’s respected trade and manufacturer associations show that the Philippine auto industry sold 97,375 vehicles in the first quarter of 2019.  Based on the latest data from distributor and manufacturer…

Imported vehicles sales down 25% in January

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (Avid) posted a 25-percent drop in the number of imported vehicles sold in the local market in January to 6,493 units from 8,696 units a year ago. Passenger car sales…

The best cars I’ve driven in 2018

2018 was truly a banner year for me at a personal level: I got to drive some of the best driver’s cars imaginable in a single year. Ironic, despite the fact that 2018 will be remembered as…

Auto slump worst since ’98

The local vehicle industry is heading to its worst sales decline since the financial crisis of 1998 as manufacturers expect deliveries to fall by as much as 15 percent this year. The industry was not expecting such…

Vehicle sales continue to decline

Vehicle sales fell 24.1 percent in July, marking the biggest year-on-year decline under the weight of the the TRAIN law, official data from vehicle manufacturers showed. Sales dropped to 28,038 units that month, significantly lower than the…

Consumer reaction to rising inflation, tax reform blamed for drop in vehicle sales

Vehicle sales fell 21.7 percent for the fifth month in a row in June. This was blamed mainly on the consumers’ reaction to a rising inflation and the tax reform program that made most vehicles more expensive.…