Automobile Sales Fall By 7.5% in Current Fiscal Year

Local automobile sales have suffered a slight decline in the first 8 months of the current fiscal year 2017.

Sales this year stood at 138,103 units in the first 8 months of current fiscal year (July 2016 to February 2017) compared with 149,311 automobiles sold in the same period in the previous fiscal year. This information was shared by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA).

Topline Securities, an analyst firm, stated that car sales are expected to reach 270,000 in the current financial year. This includes 60,000 imported cars.

Sales in the month of February, however, were as per expectations. The sales declined by 6% on a month-on-month basis in February 2017 (the average decline recorded in the last 5 years was at 8% average, month-on-month). The reason for this decline was due to the lesser number of days in February compared with January.

Pak Suzuki Going Strong

The sales volume of Pak Suzuki Motor Company remained strong (not including the taxi scheme) with Wagon-R and Bolan recording strong sales in the first eight months of the current fiscal year.

Wagon-R in particular sold strongly despite an increase in prices with 1,638 units sold.

Indus Motors suffered losses in the first eight months and this was due to operational issues. Sales for Toyota Fortuner went up to 237 units sold in February 2017 (an increase of 6.6 times compared with February 2016).

Honda Not Far Behind

Honda Car’s sales increased with the company recently launching bookings for the Honda BR-V SUV with 2000 cars booked already.

Tractor sales also saw a significant rise in sales with an 80% increase in the first eight months of FY 2017 compared with the same period in FY 2016. The sales are expected to increase further due to falling prices (less GST) and a better crop yield overall.

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  • Now it bad time for pathetic local toyota worst quality and you pay 1700K and you have to close windows manually, have petty on Pakistani’s these local business mans.

  • is there a way to tell how many of those sold cars are being leased from banks or any other leasing companies.,, !

  • Lets hope these local suckers get bankrupt. This ain’t quality ain’t no where charge us for.

  • Car and bike CBU and SKD kit imports should be allowed duty free to enable competition on the basis of quality and price and in the best interests of the consumers.

    These local assemblers provide low quality and long wait times at exorbitant price. Open competition between these Japanese assembler cartels/monopolies and others queuing up for coming into Pakistan soon is the only way to improve the automotive situation in Pakistan.

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