Thai auto production exceeds 100,000 units in August, 1st time since COVID-19 pandemic

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-12 21:16:48|Editor: huaxia

BANGKOK, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's auto research center said the country's monthly vehicle production in August had exceeded 100,000 units for the first time after the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the latest data released on Monday.

Thailand produced 117,253 vehicles, the first time production which has exceeded 100,000 units since the pandemic, said the Next Generation Automotive Research Center, a unit owned by Thailand Automotive Institute.

The report also said that despite surpassing the 100,000 mark, the figure dropped by 30 percent from the same period last year due to declines in domestic sales and exports.

Domestic sales of cars have fallen by 15 percent so far this year. However, the sales of double-cab pickup trucks rose by 1 percent.

In the first eight months of this year, Thailand produced 812,721 vehicles.

Of them, 456,858 vehicles were sold domestically while 457,516 were exported. Enditem