Now that the Malaysian Automotive Affiliation (MAA) has launched car gross sales information for the month of June 2020, we will now check out how the general trade carried out through the first half of the 12 months. Suffice to say, the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of the motion management order (MCO) have actually been nicely and really felt.

Getting proper into the figures, the entire trade quantity for the primary six months of 2020 stood at 174,675 models, with 158,876 models being passenger autos and the rest made up of business autos.

By comparability, the identical interval in 2019 noticed 296,317 registrations, so we’re witnessing a decline of 121,642 models, or 41.1%. This drop affected each passenger and industrial autos, as you’d anticipate, with the previous seeing a bigger proportion when it comes to quantity discount by 111,985 models or 41.3%.

On a month to month foundation, we see simply how a lot of an impression the MCO, which resulted in automotive firms being unable to conduct enterprise, had on car gross sales. Previous to the beginning of the MCO, the MAA recorded 42,867 models bought in January and 41,143 models in February, representing an 11.5% lower and three.3% improve respectively when in comparison with the identical months final 12 months.

With the MCO coming into impact in March, car gross sales took a giant hit, with simply 22,518 models delivered, which is 32,258 models or 58.9% lower than in 2019. This pattern would get much more dire the next month, as solely 143 automobiles have been delivered in April, or 99.7% lower than the identical month final 12 months.

The beginning of the conditional MCO (CMCO) noticed the trade start to choose itself up once more, because it was again to a five-digit determine in Could with 23,309 models bought. Nonetheless, the quantity continues to be 61.6% lower than what it was throughout the identical month in 2019, however it’s a whopping 16,200% higher than April 2020.

As for the month of June 2020, a complete of 44,695 models have been delivered through the month, which was an encouraging determine because it was 5% greater than the identical month final 12 months. The increase will be attributed to efforts by the federal government to encourage automotive shopping for, notably the reduction of sales tax for locally-imported (CKD) and fully-imported (CBU) fashions.