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Philippines. Following the April & May fall, 2020 sales are projected to 330k

Philippines Vehicles Market is in the worst quarter of its history and after April sales were reported close to zero, May sales declined over 80% due to the slow dealers and local plant re-start after the prolonged shutdown, due to covid19 counteraction decided by the government. Our forecast for the 2020 at 330k units is down 21%Post Covid19 Market TrendOn March 9, 2020, the Philippines President, Rodrigo Duterte, declared a state of public health emergency, as a response to the virus spread. Moreover, on March 12, a partial lockdown was issued on Metro Manila then expanded on March 16, placing the entirety of Luzon under a total lockdown and then all the country entered in a full lockdown, for April with partial re-opening started from the first decade of May.In March new vehicles sales were only 14.517 (-62.9%) ending the first quarter with 75.263 sales (-27.3%).In April sales were reported to be near zero, as all plants and dealerships were shutdown.In May the activity re-started, quite slow and in selected regions, with the metropolitan area of Manila restarting from the 16th. Of course, there was not customer rush to purchase a new car and the most of vehicles delivered in May have been booked before March, with poor volume reported for the month. Indeed, preliminary data accreditate the month of only 6k sales, down 81% from last year.The Outlook for the rest of the year is negative. Our projection for the full year is to 330.000 sales, down 21.2%, assuming a recovery after September.Medium term market directionPhilippines vehicles market in the last decade boomed resulting one of the top 3 fastest-growing markets in the World. Recently, total vehicles sales grew up from 170.827 in 2012 to a record of 483.734 in 2017. Then the winds changed.In 2018, after thirteen consecutive years of growth, the introduction of a new tax (called “TRAIN”) pushed up the price for all vehicles (and fuel), but pickups and van, hitting the market and altering the competitive landscape and sales fell down 11.8% at 413.216.In 2019 the industry has progressively digested the effect of TRAIN and total vehicles sales have been 418.352, up 3.3%.The expectations for the 2020 were not positive with a negative outlook – before the Covid19 crisis –  due to the lower economic growth, as was confirmed by the first two months figures, with sales declining 6.2%Tables with sales figuresIn the tables below we report sales for all Brands, top 10 Manufacturers Group and top 10 ModelsThis content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read.

Iceland 2020. Car market starts recovering in September (-14.9%) while Skoda plummets 66.2%
Wednesday October 07, 2020

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How to Care for and Maintain Your Car’s Windshield
Monday October 05, 2020

Windshields are one of the most important parts of a car, as they serve as a primary safety feature. Windshields protect you from dust, dirt and rocks flying from the road and prevent them from getting in your car. They help the driver see the road clearly by preventing the glare from the sun. In […]

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