CAMPI reports 23.6 percent sales growth in May 2021

Updated Jun 16, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Ford and Suzuki ranked third and fourth, respectively.

The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) brings good news as it posted a total vehicle sales of 22,062 units last May 2021. This translates to a 23.6 percent increase as compared to April 2021 sales, as well as a 58 percent increase for the year-to-date (110,217 units sold).

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There are various factors to consider as to how the car sales grew last month. One of which is the country’s shift to less strict restrictions in the NCR Plus that allowed car buyers to physically visit dealerships. Now that a general community quarantine (GCQ) is imposed, more sales growth is expected in the upcoming months.

“The industry remains optimistic of a nascent recovery but at the same time on guard for any downside risk of the pandemic particularly if lockdowns are reimposed in NCR Plus and in other regions resulting in a tepid consumer confidence,” said CAMPI President Rommel R. Gutierrez.

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In the Passenger Cars (PC) segment, CAMPI reported a 36 percent increase month-on-month, selling 7,599 units as compared to 5,570 units in April 2021. Meanwhile, the Commercial Vehicle (CV) segment managed to sell 14,463 units which equate to a 17 percent increase from the 12,273 units sold last two months.

Ford Group Philippines, Inc. (FGPI) and Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPI) retained their third and fourth spot, respectively. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) remains to be the leading automotive company in May 2021 with a market share of 47.65 percent, followed by Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) with a 15.36 percent market share.

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One of the biggest challenges the local automotive market is facing right now is the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)’s safeguard tariff, an act that imposes an additional Php 70,000 imported on PCs and Php 110,000 on light CVs. It could potentially slow down the expected sales growth now that the country is slowly recovering from the pandemic.

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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