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Malaysia Automotive Market slipped in the first half hit by new taxation.

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Malaysia Automotive Market slipped in the first half hit by new taxation introduced on April 1st. Perodua and Proton held near 50% of market share. Best selling model was the Proton Saga ahead of two models made by Perodua.

Economic Outlook

Malaysia surprised markets with strong growth in Q1 2015 despite weak oil prices and subdued external demand. The result, however, may have been driven by increased consumer spending ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was rolled out in April.

The new tax regime, and a lesser contribution from the external sector, will likely dampen growth in the coming quarters. The contraction in imports in April may be an early indication of suppressed demand as a result of the GST.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian currency hit a nine-year low on 8 June, sinking to 3.75 MYR per USD. The depreciation was the result of external factors, particularly prospects that U.S. monetary policy could be normalized, as well as concerns over the state of Malaysia’s public finances.

Market Outlook

The mature Malaysia vehicles market is on a medium term growing path with four out of last five years volume above the 0.6 million annual sales and with the all time record scored just in the 2014.

Perspectives for the 2015 are almost uncertain as the introduction of a new tax on good and service is hitting this sector as all the consumers goods. Following a shy while positive first quarter, the market dropped heavy in April, immediately after the introduction of the GST and in May fell down 9.6% and in June again -1.4%.

Consequently, aaccording to data released by M.A.A., the Malaysian Automotive Association, total new light passengers vehicles sold in the first half of the 2015 have been 327.778, down 1.3% from the correspondent period last year.

Competitive Arena

Near the half of market is controlled by local maker, Perodua and Proton, well defending an unusual performance by aggressive plans put in place by Japanese competitors, local producing.

Perodua on top of the list sold 16.475 vehicles in June with share at 28.7%, down 2.0 points from the stellar previous month performance. In the first half sales were 108.502  (+14.8%).

Proton in second place sold 9.267 vehicles (-6.8%) in June with 15.6% of market share with cumulative sales at 50.206 (-20.4%).

Toyota was third selling 8.979 units (-7.3%) with 15.6% of share followed by Honda with 8.668 (+18.8%) and Nissan with 3,765 sales (+24.7%).

As far as the ranking by group, in June there were no changes on top with Perodua leader with 28.7% of market share ahead of Toyota with 16.8%, Proton with 16.1% and Honda with 15.0%.

as far as the best-selling models, the first half leader was the Proton Saga with 50.382 units, followed by Perodua Miyi with 26.611 and Perodua Alza with 25.386.

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 Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Jun Rank H1 Brand Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Perodua 16.475 108.502 -2,0% 14,8% 28,9% 34,0%
2 2 Proton 9.267 50.206 -7,9% -20,4% 16,3% 15,7%
3 4 Toyota 8.979 38.796 -6,8% -24,1% 15,8% 12,2%
4 3 Honda 8.668 43.596 18,8% 17,2% 15,2% 13,7%
5 5 Nissan 3.765 23.294 24,7% 15,2% 6,6% 7,3%
6 7 Mazda 1.350 6.582 27,0% 13,6% 2,4% 2,1%
7 10 Mercedes 1.205 5.175 91,3% 49,8% 2,1% 1,6%
8 8 Isuzu 1.202 5.760 36,3% 12,9% 2,1% 1,8%
9 6 Ford 1.001 6.624 -23,4% 0,1% 1,8% 2,1%
10 9 Mitsubishi 956 5.602 -26,3% -26,1% 1,7% 1,8%
11 13 BMW 675 3.075 0,7% -17,4% 1,2% 1,0%
12 12 Volkswagen 605 3.268 -40,9% -39,5% 1,1% 1,0%
13 11 Hyundai 448 3.466 -49,7% -35,0% 0,8% 1,1%
14 15 Hino 403 2.482 -12,4% -15,7% 0,7% 0,8%
15 14 Kia 337 2.651 -43,6% -44,3% 0,6% 0,8%
16 16 Suzuki 292 1.831 12,3% -29,1% 0,5% 0,6%
17 18 Subaru 273 1.501 115,0% 77,8% 0,5% 0,5%
18 17 Peugeot 255 1.757 -49,6% -46,3% 0,4% 0,6%
19 19 Lexus 194 894 57,7% 9,6% 0,3% 0,3%
20 20 Audi 117 662 -4,9% -18,7% 0,2% 0,2%
21 22 Daihatsu 76 491 -43,7% -20,4% 0,1% 0,2%
22 25 Mini 75 349 33,9% 17,9% 0,1% 0,1%
23 21 Chevrolet 64 525 -81,6% -55,5% 0,1% 0,2%
24 24 Chana 63 390 152,0% 180,6% 0,1% 0,1%
25 23 Land Rover 46 396 -39,5% -14,3% 0,1% 0,1%
26 26 Porsche 40 333 135,3% 173,0% 0,1% 0,1%
27 27 Volvo 37 244 -38,3% -41,9% 0,1% 0,1%
28 29 Chery 26 150 0,0% -19,4% 0,0% 0,0%
29 28 Renault 24 174 -17,2% 234,6% 0,0% 0,1%
30 30 Jac 12 84 -50,0% -47,2% 0,0% 0,0%
31 31 SsangYong 7 76 -68,2% -37,2% 0,0% 0,0%
32 32 Jaguar 6 62 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Perodua 16.475 108.502 -2,0% 14,8% 28,7% 33,7%
2 4 Toyota 9.652 42.663 -6,7% -23,1% 16,8% 13,2%
3 2 Proton 9.267 50.206 -7,9% -20,4% 16,1% 15,6%
4 3 Honda 8.668 43.596 18,8% 17,2% 15,1% 13,5%
5 5 Renault-Nissan 3.789 23.468 24,3% 15,8% 6,6% 7,3%
6 7 Mazda 1.350 6.582 27,0% 13,6% 2,4% 2,0%
7 11 Mercedes Daimler 1.205 5.175 91,3% 49,8% 2,1% 1,6%
8 9 Isuzu Motors 1.202 5.760 36,3% 12,9% 2,1% 1,8%
9 6 Ford 1.001 6.624 -23,4% 0,1% 1,7% 2,1%
10 10 Mitsubishi 956 5.602 -26,3% -26,1% 1,7% 1,7%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Model Jun 2015 H1 2015 Jun Var H1 Var Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Proton Saga 8.397 50.382 -10,1% -10,1% 18,3% 18,3%
2 2 Perodua Myvi 4.435 26.611 -35,5% -35,5% 9,6% 9,6%
3 3 Perodua Alza 4.231 25.386 -8,2% -8,2% 9,2% 9,2%
4 4 Honda City 3.463 20.775 13,3% 13,3% 7,5% 7,5%
5 5 Toyota Vios 2.917 17.501 -16,9% -16,9% 6,3% 6,3%
6 6 Nissan Almera 2.219 13.315 7,1% 7,1% 4,8% 4,8%
7 7 Toyota Hilux 1.589 9.533 -25,8% -25,8% 3,5% 3,5%
8 8 Proton Iriz 1.269 7.614 101,1% 101,1% 2,8% 2,8%
9 9 Honda Jazz 1.079 6.476 -19,6% -19,6% 2,3% 2,3%
10 10 Proton Persona 1.010 6.059 -39,7% -39,7% 2,2% 2,2%

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