The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has released vehicle sales data for the month of August 2019, which saw 51,148 units delivered in the month, representing a gain of 295 units – or 0.58% – from the 50,853 units recorded in July.

However the August 2019 figures are 22% lower compared to the same month last year, in which 65,550 units were delivered to customers, a difference of 14,402 units.

This is also reflected in the year-to-date total industry volume (TIV), where 398,335 units were delivered in the first eight months of 2019 compared to 423,615 units in the same period last year – a 6% variance.

For the month of September 2019, the association expects sales volume to be at the same level as it was in August due to the number of public holidays shortening the number of working days.