Honda Vietnam’s sales plummet in April hinh anh 1A factory of Honda Vietnam in the northern province of Vinh Phuc (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Honda Vietnam’s motorbike and automobile sales in April plunged 72 percent and 52 percent year-on-year, respectively, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Head of its External Relations Division Nguyen Huy Trung said.

The pandemic forced the manufacturer to suspend production from the start of the month until April 22. 

In addition to the suspension, dealerships were also closed because of social distancing measures

A total of 61,752 motorbikes and 843 cars were sold during the month. 

Honda Vietnam shipped 4,512 wholly-assembled motorbikes to different markets, with revenues remaining undisclosed.

It submitted a report in late April to the Ministry of Planning and Investment on its operations and recommendations to offset automakers’ difficulties brought about by COVID-19./.