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Due to a combination of good timing (festive season before the ramadan), aggressive discounts and the introduction of new models, the Malaysia new car market reaches a level it had not touched in 4 years in July. At 68,431 registations, July sales are up a magnificent 15% on July 2012 and deliver the strongest monthly result in 4 years. The last time monthly sales topped 60,000 units was last December (60,583). This means the year-to-date total now stands at 381,919 units after 7 months, up 6% on 2012.
As it has now been the case for over a year, this is all the information I can share with you on the Malaysian car market. This is because the Competition Commissioner believes that sharing of detailed historical sales data will a negative effect on competition and place consumers at a disadvantage. As a result many companies are unwilling to supply the data to the Malaysian Automotive Association, no models ranking has been made available since May 2012 and the brands ranking is only available twice a year as it was the case last month.
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