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South Africa’s domestic auto sales from Jan-July increased by 33.7 to 260,466 units while exports rose by 47.3pc in the first seven months compared to the prior-year period, according to data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). 


Passenger vehicle sales rose by 30pc to 166,395 units in Jan-July from the prior-year period. Light commercial vehicles sales in Jan-July rose by 42pc to 79,109 units. Heavy vehicle sales rose by 39pc to 10,922 units, while medium-heavy vehicle sales rose by 17.8pc to 4,040 units. 


Sales in July

In July, total sales increased to 32,949 units, up by 1.7pc; while exports fell to 16,931 units, down by 33pc from a year ago. Passenger vehicle sales in July stood at 20,575 units, 9pc higher than the prior year. Light commercial vehicle sales dropped to 10,266 units, down by 8pc from a year ago. 


Toyota was the top seller in July with 8,320 units sold locally, followed by Volkswagen (5,026), Hyundai Automotive South Africa (2,674), Ford Motor (2,358) and Nissan (2,354). 


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