Based on the monthly sales reports provided by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) and the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID), total industry sales during the month of April 2012 totalled 14,588 units*.
CAMPI/TMA's total of 12,304 units in April 2012 was led by Toyota (TMPC) with 4,885 units sold, followed by Mitsubishi (MMPC) at 2,891 units. Notable growth was experienced by Kia (CAC) at 18% versus March, as well as Ford and Mazda (FGP) at 20%. Overall, CAMPI and TMA's cumulative sales dropped by 9.7% versus March (month on month), but increased 4.5% compared to April 2011.
On the other hand, AVID had a total of 2,333 units sold in April, led by Hyundai (HARI) at 1,891 units. New model introductions meant a steady rise in sale for MINI (BUA) and Chevrolet (TCCCI). Month on month, AVID's sales increased by 4% while April 2011's sales total of 2,085 units meant a 12% increase.
The total of the three major auto industry groups marks an increase of 6% versus April 2011 (13,796 units) but a decrease of 8% overall when compared to March 2012 (15,818 units).
* - CATS Motors, being a member of both CAMPI and AVID, is logged on the totals of both associations, hence they would have registered as having sold double their actual figure. We subtracted their monthly sales of 49 units in March to account for this.