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At 54,945 registrations, the Malaysian new car market is up an estimated 14% year-on-year. Sales add up to 174,482 for the third quarter of the year which is the strongest so far in 2013. The year-to-date total now stands at at a record 487,970 units, up 6% on 2012 and still on track for a all-time best of 640,000 sales by the time the year comes to an end.
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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