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Malaysia May 2018: Perodua breaks symbolic 50% share barrier in slow market

Perodua holds a gigantic – and record – 51.1% of its home market in May

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The 6% Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be scrapped from 1 June onwards in Malaysia, which explains why the new car market dives 15.1% year-on-year in May to just 42.983 units as car purchases have been postponed to June when prices will automatically go down by 6%. Year-to-date volumes are now down 3.8% to 225.212. Brand leader Perodua has played its home market to perfection by choosing to offer a 6% rebate during May that effectively cancels the GST one month in advance. As a result, it is one of only 10 carmakers out of 45 present in the Malaysian market to register a year-on-year gain this month, and a large one at that: a whopping 28% that enables Perodua to break the symbolic 50% market share barrier for the first time in history at 51.1%. This is a staggering 8.8 percentage points above its previous share record of 42.3% established just last month. It is the third time in the past four months that Perodua breaks its all-time market share record in Malaysia after lifting it to 42.2% last February. Kia (+1%) is the only other Top 10 manufacturer in positive, with Honda (-12%) falling slower than the market but Toyota (-67%), Proton (-43%), Isuzu (-40%), BMW (-37%), Mercedes (-33%), Mazda (-32%) and Nissan (-23%) all freefalling.

Previous month: Malaysia April 2018: Perodua breaks record share again at 42.3%

One year ago: Malaysia May 2017: Honda and Proton outpace market up 13%

Full May 2018 Top 45 All-brands ranking below.

Malaysia May 2018 – brands:

PosBrandMay-18%/17Apr2018%/17PosFY17
1Perodua21,98051.1%28%197,48743.3%19%11
2Honda8,04618.7%-12%239,93417.7%-9%22
3Proton4,0919.5%-43%420,9339.3%-35%33
4Nissan2,0384.7%-23%58,9184.0%-17%55
5Toyota2,0274.7%-67%320,2279.0%-29%44
6Mercedes7171.7%-33%75,0492.2%7%76
7Mazda6161.4%-32%65,1822.3%31%69
8Isuzu5981.4%-40%93,6231.6%-19%97
9BMW5401.3%-37%83,9601.8%2%88
10Kia4070.9%1%131,8120.8%-4%1415
11Ford3090.7%-53%112,3631.0%-7%1112
12Mitsubishi2470.6%-50%103,3741.5%11%1010
13Hino2050.5%-59%141,8770.8%13%1313
14Mitsubishi Fuso1650.4%7%179360.4%5%1817
15Volkswagen1550.4%-68%122,1401.0%4%1211
16Subaru1550.4%-69%151,4860.7%-20%1514
17Hyundai-Inokom1210.3%-61%161,2700.6%-35%1616
18Peugeot1020.2%-44%189500.4%27%1718
19Mini700.2%-17%204010.2%6%1920
20Daihatsu560.1%27%232900.1%3%2223
21Volvo Trucks460.1%10%291740.1%27%2829
22UD Trucks440.1%-41%252690.1%-14%2322
23Scania440.1%-6%262430.1%21%2527
24CAMC310.1%210%281890.1%186%2732
25Mercedes Trucks280.1%56%321040.0%33%3230
26Volvo270.1%-71%193770.2%13%2119
27Chevrolet180.0%-40%301400.1%-34%3026
28MAN140.0%-55%33870.0%-11%3331
29Renault130.0%-82%222600.1%-1%2425
30Bei Ben100.0%n/a40190.0%1800%3942
31Porsche90.0%-70%311440.1%-10%2928
32Auman90.0%125%41240.0%4%3739
33King Long70.0%new35550.0%new35 –
34Lexus60.0%-93%242290.1%-35%2621
35Audi60.0%-92%271150.1%-55%3124
36Bison60.0%-25%37560.0%75%3435
37Land Rover60.0%-50%36490.0%-46%3633
38JBC40.0%-20%4280.0%-38%4441
39Sinotruk30.0%new213830.2%new20 –
40JAC30.0%200%44100.0%-75%4237
41Chana20.0%-89%38220.0%-50%3836
42JMC10.0%new39150.0%new41 –
43Tata10.0%-96%4390.0%-71%4340
44Jaguar00.0%-100%34160.0%-43%4038
45BAW00.0%n/a –10.0%-83%4543

Source: MAA via motortrader.com.my

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