Malaysia: First half 2012 Car Market rose 2%. Perodua on the sky.

The negative trend started during the second half of 2011, disappeared in May, when the Malaysian car market posted 56.606 sales, a robust year-on-year 28.4% increase. In June the market did even more, with a 41.8% increase that allowed closing the first half of the year with a positive 2.2%.

The reasons for this recovery are related to the 2011 natural disasters in Japan (March) and in Thailand (October). Last year, the Japanese products and components short supply hit the market starting from May and the year-on-year comparison is now particularly positive.

Furthermore, Thailand is a key supplier for Malaysia and the flood effects have penalized Thailand export so far with supply constrains for many models. In addition, domestic market in Thailand is booming and this will somehow continue to limit the export capacity to Malaysia.

Focus2move.com market forecast for the second half of 2012 are positive, in spite of effects of European recession will affect Malaysian economy. We expect a full year 2012 volume at 628.000, up 8.2% from last year, the new all-time record, ahead of 2010 volume of 606.000 cars.

The two domestic producers, Perodua and Proton, posted 56% market share in the first half.

Perodua was the leader, with 92.923 sales and a share of 31.4%. In June Perodua suffered short supply and the 16.438 units sold represented a share of 27.4%, down 4 points of share from the first half average.

Proton sold 72.837 vehicles in the half with a share of 24.6%. Proton is under negation with Volkswagen group for a partnership.

Toyota was third, with 51.567 sales and a share of 17.4%, followed by Nissan, with 16.533 and a share of 5.6%, and Honda, with 10.165 sales and a share of 3.4%. The first non-Asiatic brand was Volkswagen, in 8th position, with 5.261 sales and 1.8% of share.

The luxury segment leader was BMW, 12th in absolute, with 2.952 sales and 1.0% of share.

In the table below, the Top 20 Brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Jun

I half

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

I half

1

Perodua

16.438

92.923

34,8%

35,6%

31,0%

30,9%

30,9%

27,4%

31,4%

2

Proton

13.495

72.837

29,1%

25,6%

24,8%

21,8%

25,2%

22,5%

24,6%

3

Toyota

10.968

51.567

12,6%

17,2%

19,2%

19,5%

16,8%

18,3%

17,4%

4

Nissan

3.973

16.533

5,7%

5,5%

5,7%

5,2%

4,7%

6,6%

5,6%

5

Honda

2.721

10.165

1,2%

0,8%

2,4%

4,7%

5,7%

4,5%

3,4%

6

Hyundai

1.796

6.285

2,2%

1,5%

1,5%

1,9%

2,4%

3,0%

2,1%

7

Mitsubishi

1.029

5.655

1,9%

1,8%

2,0%

2,0%

2,1%

1,7%

1,9%

8

Volkswagen

1.163

5.261

1,1%

1,5%

1,7%

2,2%

2,0%

1,9%

1,8%

9

Isuzu

2.893

4.788

0,5%

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

4,8%

1,6%

10

Suzuki

764

4.638

1,7%

1,7%

1,9%

1,5%

1,5%

1,3%

1,6%

11

Naza

715

4.083

1,6%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

1,4%

12

Bmw

538

2.952

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

13

Peugeot

580

2.935

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

1,0%

14

Mercedes

500

2.827

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

15

Mazda

593

2.744

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

16

Ford

417

2.520

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

17

Kia

429

2.227

0,6%

0,6%

1,2%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

18

Audi

140

940

0,1%

0,3%

0,2%

0,8%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

19

Chevrolet

182

887

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

20

Chery

126

882

0,5%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

0,2%

0,3%

Looking at the best selling models (data available are updated at May), the rank was topped by the Perodua Myvi, a very popular city car, sold in 36.920 units with a share of 15.7%. Proton Saga was 2nd, with 2 8.089 units and 11.9% of share and Perodua Viva was 3rd with 5.669 units and at 9.8% of share.

In the table below, the Best 30 selling models, ranked for the year to date position:

Rank

Model

Apr

May

Ytd May

Apr

May

Ytd May

1

Perodua Myvi

6.619

8.088

36.920

14,4%

14,3%

15,7%

2

Proton Saga

5.129

5.742

28.089

11,2%

10,1%

11,9%

3

Perodua Viva

4.625

5.669

23.106

10,1%

10,0%

9,8%

4

Perodua Alza

2.985

3.756

16.397

6,5%

6,6%

7,0%

5

Proton Persona

2.540

2.724

14.823

5,5%

4,8%

6,3%

6

Toyota Vios

2.665

3.280

13.846

5,8%

5,8%

5,9%

7

Toyota Hilux

2.683

2.800

11.734

5,8%

4,9%

5,0%

8

Proton Exora

1.563

2.656

10.721

3,4%

4,7%

4,5%

9

Nissan Grand Livina

638

918

4.518

1,4%

1,6%

1,9%

10

Toyota Avanza

1.161

1.270

4.392

2,5%

2,2%

1,9%

11

Proton Prevé

494

2.771

3.265

1,1%

4,9%

1,4%

12

Mitsubishi Triton

579

846

3.075

1,3%

1,5%

1,3%

13

Suzuki Swift

539

605

2.901

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

14

Naza Forte

582

720

2.888

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

15

Toyota Innova

540

600

2.527

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

16

Toyota Corolla Altis

535

550

2.132

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

17

Toyota Camry

203

400

2.084

0,4%

0,7%

0,9%

18

Honda City

457

1.172

1.971

1,0%

2,1%

0,8%

19

Isuzu D-Max

444

458

1.895

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

20

Proton Inspira

179

251

1.878

0,4%

0,4%

0,8%

21

Nissan Navara

359

435

1.729

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

22

Nissan Teana

245

336

1.661

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

23

Ford Fiesta

372

287

1.633

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

24

Honda Insight

227

263

1.287

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

25

Nissan Livina X-Gear

437

326

1.275

1,0%

0,6%

0,5%

26

Toyota Fortuner

262

300

1.155

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

27

Nissan Sylphy

192

214

1.117

0,4%

0,4%

0,5%

28

VW Passat

174

216

1.054

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

29

Honda Accord

487

374

1.030

1,1%

0,7%

0,4%

30

Hyundai i10

100

161

996

0,2%

0,3%

0,4%

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