Thailand's automobile production up 6.39% in Feb hinh anh 1              Car production plant in Chon Buri province of Thailand. (Photo:

Bangkok (VNA) - Automobile production in Thailand rose 6.39% in February from a year earlier to 165,612 units, as a shortage of microchips eased and export increased, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) reported.

Spokesperson for FTI’s automotive industry division Surapong Paisitpattanapong said export climbed 11.42% in February from a year earlier, after January’s 24.28% rise.

Domestic sales, however, dropped 3.94% in February from a year earlier, after January’s 5.58% fall, due to an unexpected sharp decrease in truck sales, he said.

In January, automobile production rose 4.02% year-on-year. Thailand is a regional vehicle production and export base for some of the world’s top carmakers, including Toyota and Honda./.