Thai domestic car sales in May 8.89% higher over April

08:19, June 18, 2010      

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Thai domestic car sales in May stood at 62,205 units, 8.89 percent higher from April, Federation of Thai Industries' Automotive Industry Club spokesman Surapong Paisitpatnapong said Thursday.

The domestic car sales in May were 53.4 percent higher year on year in light of the country's economic recovery, Surapong said.

Meanwhile, Thailand exported a total of 75,075 cars in May, or 135.25 percent higher year on year and 31.39 percent higher from April, said Surapong.

The exports' value for May stood at 3.264 billion baht (100.772 million U.S. dollars), or 27.07 percent higher year on year, he said.

In May Thailand assembled 132,165 cars, which was 25.74 percent higher from April and 114.03 percent higher year on year, the spokesman said.

From January to May of this year, the country manufactured 620, 116 cars, which was 97.26 percent higher year on year, said Surapong.



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