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Malaysia March. First quarter better than expected

Malaysian Vehicles Market 2017 Toyota-C-HR_US-Version-2018

Malaysian Vehicles Market well started the 2017 with sales up 7 percent in the first quarter. Local brands, Perodua and Proton are losing terrain against the invasion of Honda and Toyota, booming at high-speed.

While 2016 was overall a difficult year for Malaysia due to subdued global trade and weak oil prices, the economy gained steam in the second half of the year. This momentum likely carried over to Q1 2017, as exports—which are worth more than half of GDP—surged to an over four-year high in January thanks to increased sales of electronics and refined petroleum products.

The automotive industry in the 2017 is called to a recovery after the almost negative 2016 that had broken with a double-digit fall a series of four consecutive growing years. Forecast for 2017 are moderately positive and the figures should partially recovery the previous year lost.

However, according to data released by the M.A.A., the Malaysian Automotive Association, after a shy January performance, the market tone improved in February and March to end the first quarter with 140.839 units registered, up 7.3%, better han expected.

In this period, the market leader Perodua sold 50.265 vehicles (+6.5%) and was followed by a roaring Honda, second with 27.283 (+45.3%), Proton with 19.386 (+0.8%) and Toyota with 16.503 (+61.5%).

The top 4 brands held 80.5% of total vehicles share.

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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 March Rank 2017 Brand Sales March Somma di YTD Mar 17 Variation March Variation YTD Share March Share YTD 2017
1 1 Perodua 19.459 50.265 10,4% 6,5% 36,2% 35,7%
2 2 Honda 10.994 27.283 48,2% 45,3% 20,5% 19,4%
4 3 Proton 6.070 19.376 9,7% 0,8% 11,3% 13,8%
3 4 Toyota 6.162 16.503 42,7% 61,5% 11,5% 11,7%
5 5 Nissan 2.626 5.989 -39,6% -44,4% 4,9% 4,3%
6 6 Mercedes 1.156 2.988 17,4% 12,1% 2,2% 2,1%
7 7 Isuzu 1.125 2.605 -1,6% -2,0% 2,1% 1,8%
8 8 Mitsubishi 979 2.178 -16,5% -24,3% 1,8% 1,5%
9 9 BMW 850 2.138 32,6% 17,9% 1,6% 1,5%
10 10 Mazda 818 2.082 -42,2% -41,4% 1,5% 1,5%
12 11 Ford 439 1.499 -32,5% -23,8% 0,8% 1,1%
15 12 Hyundai 384 1.299 -14,3% -17,2% 0,7% 0,9%
11 13 Volkswagen 491 1.093 -25,7% -31,9% 0,9% 0,8%
13 14 Kia 407 1.086 31,3% 21,1% 0,8% 0,8%
14 15 Subaru 396 878 59,0% 25,1% 0,7% 0,6%
16 16 Hino 239 665 -45,3% -45,3% 0,4% 0,5%
17 17 Mitsubishi Fuso 200 543 -5,7% 6,7% 0,4% 0,4%
18 18 Peugeot 152 386 0,7% -2,8% 0,3% 0,3%
21 19 Mini 81 207 14,1% 5,1% 0,2% 0,1%
23 20 Lexus 73 191 -39,7% -29,8% 0,1% 0,1%
19 20 Volvo 89 191 6,0% 1,6% 0,2% 0,1%
22 21 UD Trucks 75 184 -21,1% -21,4% 0,1% 0,1%
20 22 Daihatsu 84 181 7,7% -11,3% 0,2% 0,1%
26 23 Chevrolet 41 141 -48,8% -31,2% 0,1% 0,1%
24 24 Renault 66 139 153,8% 27,5% 0,1% 0,1%
25 25 Audi 51 125 -49,5% -55,5% 0,1% 0,1%
28 26 Scania 31 109 106,7% 73,0% 0,1% 0,1%
27 27 Porsche 35 97 -50,7% -22,4% 0,1% 0,1%
33 28 Chery 6 95 -71,4% 82,7% 0,0% 0,1%
30 29 Volvo Trucks 29 71 -29,3% -26,8% 0,1% 0,1%
30 30 Land Rover 29 64 7,4% -28,1% 0,1% 0,0%
29 31 Man 30 44 -21,1% -47,0% 0,1% 0,0%
32 32 Jac 9 28
31 32 CAMC 11 28
31 33 Chana 11 19
34 34 BISON 5 18
37 35 Auman 2 17
35 36 Jaguar 4 14
37 37 BAW 2 6
36 38 JBC 3 5
37 39 Beiben 2 3
37 40 Sinotruck 2 2
39 40 Yutong 2
38 40 Tata 1 2
39 41 Grand Tiger 1
39 41 Lamborghini 1

Rank March Rank 2017 Group Sales March Sales YTD 2017 Variation March Variation YTD Share March Share YTD 2017
1 1 Perodua 19.459 50.265 10,4% 6,5% 36,2% 35,7%
2 2 Honda 10.994 27.283 48,2% 45,3% 20,5% 19,4%
4 3 Proton 6.070 19.376 9,7% 0,8% 11,3% 13,8%
3 4 Toyota 6.558 17.540 32,4% 47,3% 12,2% 12,5%
5 5 Renault-Nissan 2.692 6.128 -38,5% -43,7% 5,0% 4,4%
7 6 Mercedes Daimler 1.156 2.988 16,2% 11,5% 2,2% 2,1%
6 7 Mitsubishi 1.179 2.721 -14,8% -19,6% 2,2% 1,9%
8 8 Isuzu Motors 1.125 2.605 -1,6% -2,0% 2,1% 1,8%
11 9 Hyundai-Kia 791 2.385 4,4% -3,3% 1,5% 1,7%
9 10 BMW 931 2.345 30,8% 16,7% 1,7% 1,7%

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