More than 23,000 cars sold in Jan 2016

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s automobile sales in the first month of 2016 rose 16 percent from the same period last year, amounting to 23,165 units, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA) announced on February 16.

During the month, the number of passenger cars sold increased 3 percent to 14,090 units while commercial cars shot up 50 percent to 8,200 units and special-purpose cars sales climbed 5 percent to 875 units against January 2015.

The sale of domestically assembled cars over the month stood at 17,397 units, an increase of 29 percent. In contrast, imported cars sales recorded 5,786 units, a reduction of 11 percent year-on-year.

However, the number of cars sold in January 2016 fell 21 percent compared to the last month of 2015, in all car segments both domestically assembled cars and imported cars.

Accordingly, the number of passenger cars, commercial cars and special-purpose cars sold reduced by 16 percent (14,090 units) , 28.4 percent (8,200 units) and 24 percent (875 units), respectively.-VNA