Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thai Vehicle Output Hits Record High, Oct Exports +79.7%


Thailand's vehicle production hit a record high level in October, while vehicle exports also surged significantly due to a low base of comparison from last year, the Federation of Thai Industries said Friday.

The on-year rebound in vehicle production and exports came after severe floods last year disrupted the operations of a number of automakers and led to plunging figures in October 2011. Tax incentives for first-time car buyers also prompted strong demand for vehicles, driving up production, the federation said.

Production increased to 252,165 vehicles in September, 8.4% more than in September and more than five folds from the same period last year, the federation said in a statement.

Read more 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

November Edition coming soon...

Coming soon: The November Edition of Thai AutoBook 2012 with updates on car sales statistics January-October 2012, many updated entries and presentations.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The August Update will be launched today, August 16th … with hundreds of new pages of statistics and information about Automotive OEMs, Tier 1 and supporting industry.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


New entry in Chapter 6 -  Organizations: TEBA (Thai European Business Association). TEBA has a strong automotive focus.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thai Autobook in the Media

Check out Doc Iain's report on the Thai Auto Book 2012 in the Pattaya Mail. Thanks Doc for your coverage! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thailand Car Sales Statistics – April 2012

Toyota has released the Sales Statistics for April 2012:

With a total of 87,788 vehicles sold Thailand overall vehicle sales were down about 20% as compared to the Supermonth March 2012 (110,977 vehicles). on the positive side the year on year increase (April 2012 compared to April 2011) is a whopping 30%.

You can check out the detailled statistics for passenger cars and comercial vehicles on the Thai Auto Book 2012 Facebook Page. It would be very nice if you give it a LIKE.

Analysis shows the following variations to previous month:

  • Honda is 'back in business' reclaiming third place in total sales after Toyota and Isuzu.
  • Nissan sales fell overproportionally by 54% compared to last month.
  • Chevrolet and Mitsubishi sales fell by just 14% and 15% respectively, so they were holding up well in the Songkran month.

Check out the info graphics  - analysis will follow soon. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Global Automotive Tier 1 Top 10

Automotive News has published the Global Top 10 Automotive Suppliers – most of them have also a strong presence in Thailand and ASEAN, I will try to prepare a 'localized Top 10' for our market, but DENSO would surely take the top spot in our region with AISIN to follow.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thailand Automotive Productivity

Comparing Thailand in terms of productivity measured against population, GDP and car production per capita…click here to see statistics.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

AUTONEWS: Will the Mirage be an illusion?

Autonews writer Ryan Beene comments on the Mirage which is planned to be launched in North America the first quarter 2012. Check out the article here.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Saudi Arabia – 2011 Car Sales Statistics

Have a look at the 550,000 car sales economy of Saudi Arabia - an important market for the Thai Auto Industry.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

For a few dollars more….

With labor day approaching quickly – here are 2 statistics on the Thailand Automotive Labour Situation. Unemployment is nearly non-existent in Thailand (index mundi / World Bank estimate is 1% since 2005).

With the planned growth from 2M to 3M vehicles Thailand faces a serious shortage of workers, the effect of which is worsened by a high volatility. In the current market there are hundreds and thousands of new jobs available and many of the best trained employees decide to change their employer 'for a few dollars more'.

The Automotive Industry in Thailand is challenged to develop more workers, implement additional training programs and deploy automation systems in order to meet production & quality goals over the next years.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Nation: Thai Automotive Industry Performance Quarter 1, 2012

Bouyed by domestic and export demand, Thailand's automotive output in March hit190,935 units, highest in the hisory since the production kicked off in 1961, according to the Federation of Thai Industries' Automotive Industry Club.

Surapong Paisitpattanapong, spokesman of the club, revealed on Thursday that the output increased 11.01 per cent from the same period last year and 13.5 per cent from the previous month. This pushed the combined output in the first three months of this year to 499,560 units, or an increase of 6.52 per cent from the corresponding period last year.

In March, Thailand exported a total number of 89,815 vehicles, up 16.17 per cent from the previous month and 4.8 per cent from the same period last year.

Read the full story here.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Car Lineups

New car lineups with more information are in the works – expected to be complete for all OEMs end of April 2012.

For a preview please click on the image below.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

If you like to reach out...

….the Thai Auto Book 2012 is an interesting avenue to meet Automotive decision maker worldwide.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Check out the new Executive Summary for the Thai Auto Book 2012

Download the new Executive Summary for the Thai Auto Book 2012

Thai Auto Book 2012 is a comprehensive overview about the Thai Auto industry and the main players:

  • OEMs
  • The Thai Automotive Cluster
  • Tier Japan, USA, Europe and Australia
  • Automotive Organizations
  • Industrial Estates
  • Events and Media and much more

Available on iPad and eBook for PC/Windows/Apple Macintosh.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thai Auto Book 2012 – almost ready for global launch

The purpose of this publication is to promote the Thai Auto Industry to international professionals – both for outsourcing (buying from Thailand) as well as for localization (setting up a manufatcuring footprint in Thailand).

I know that there are already a number of institutions dealing with this matter (BOI, TAI, TAPMA etc etc) however, I have never seen a really comprehensive and transparent overview of all OEM's, Tier 1s, organizations and supporting industry in this country.

So that's what I am trying to do. With modern technology to make this not just 'another directory' but a gorgeous presentation of the Thai AUto Industry with interactive content, presentations, video, infografics etc.

Do you own an iPad? If yes, I would be pleased to send you a link to download a 'preview' copy – and I would be very interested in your feedback. Just email me at….

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Welcome The official web site for Thai Auto Book 2012

The book is aimed at professionals in the Auto Industry, both domestically in Thailand as well as Overseas – ASEAN, Europe and the USA.
It provides information for sourcing from Thailand and also about localization to set up distribution or production in Thailand.