September’s automobile sales surge 13 percent hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam’s automobile sales in September shot up 13 percent to 26,551 units against the previous month, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA).

During the month, the number of passenger cars sold increased 9 percent to 16,327 vehicles, commercial vehicle sales rose 21 percent to 9,117 units and special-purpose cars sales up 15 percent to 1,107 units.

The sales of domestically-assembled cars were 20,566 units, up 17 percent from last month, the number of imported CBUs was 5,430 cars, equivalent to the previous month’s figure.

In the past nine months, auto turnover rose 31 percent compared to the same period last year, with 214,403 units. The sales of passenger cars, commercial cars and special-purpose cars escalated 30 percent, 31 percent and 43 percent, respectively.

Domestically-assembled cars and those imported surged by 29 percent and 10 percent, respectively, in the reviewed period.

Among VAMA members, the Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO) continued to make up the largest portion of the automobile market of 42 percent with 10,104 cars sold in the month. It was followed by Toyota with 5,110 cars (21 percent) and Ford with 2,654 units (11 percent).-VNA