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.