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Thailand’s auto production in January 2021 stood at 148,118 units, down by 5.2pc from January 2020 but up by 3.53pc from December 2020, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Production in Thailand fell due to the disruption in the supply of auto parts and components owing to the COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. 


Passenger car output in January 2021 fell by 9.81pc to 53,609 units from the same month in 2020, while production of trucks stood at 94,486 units, down by 2.4pc as compared to January 2020.


In January 2021, Thailand produced 219,977 units of motorcycles, registering an increase of 4.95pc from January 2020.

Of total motorcycle output, finished motorcycles (CBU) output stood at 165,874 units, up by 1.66pc from the same month in the year before 2020, while completely knocked down (CKD) motorcycle kits stood at 54,103 units.


Domestic sales

Thailand’s domestic car sales in January 2021 stood at 55,208 units, down by 46.96pc from the prior month and by 21.3pc as compared to Jan 2020 as the resurgence of the COVID-19 cases impacted vehicle demand in the country.

The country’s motorcycle sales in January 2021 fell by 6.63pc to 135,641 units from January 2020, and down by 9.53pc as compared to December 2020.



In January 2021, finished passenger car exports stood at 74,132 units, up by 8.25pc from December and by 13.53pc from the same month in the preceding year.

The country’s car exports continued to improve as exports increased in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Vehicle sales in January improved in many countries such as China, Japan, and Australia.

In January 2021, Thailand exported 79,811 units of motorcycles (including CBU and CKD), registering a growth of 1.76pc from the previous month and an increase of 2.28pc as compared to the same month in the prior year.

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