November 2021 Malaysian vehicle sales down by 7.5%

November 2021 Malaysian vehicle sales down by 7.5%

The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) today released vehicle sales data for the month of November 2021, announcing that a total of 58,742 new vehicles were delivered to buyers last month. This is a decrease of 4,747 units from the 63,489 units sold in October, translating to a 7.48% drop in volume.

The association attributed the sales drop last month to a couple of reasons, one being that the continued shortage of microchips as well as that of some parts had affected production of certain makes, leading to supply issues. It also said that consumers may have deferred purchase of new vehicles since the SST exemption incentive has now been extended to June 30 next year.

As such, it looks like this year’s total industry volume (TIV) is unlikely to beat 2020’s. While last month’s total was 1,120 units (1.94%) higher than that achieved in November 2020, when 57,622 units were shifted, the year-to-date numbers are still behind.

With 11 months gone, it stands at 441,136 units, which is 18,200 units (or 3.96%) behind that of the 459,336 units sold during the same period last year. It would need December to manage roughly around 89,000 units for the 2021 TIV to top last year’s.

The MAA is projecting sales in December to be maintained at the same level as that for November, as car companies push year-end promotional campaigns to spur sales, and companies ramp up deliveries of vehicles to fulfil backlog orders. However, the association added that the chip shortage could continue to affect certain makes.

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Anthony Lim believes that nothing is better than a good smoke and a car with character, with good handling aspects being top of the prize heap. Having spent more than a decade and a half with an English tabloid daily never being able to grasp the meaning of brevity or being succinct, he wags his tail furiously at the idea of waffling - in greater detail - about cars and all their intrinsic peculiarities here.



  • Calvin on Dec 18, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Normal for near end of year. Everyone for Dec month discounts which is why Dec sales will cover for shortfall in Nov.

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    • Amran on Dec 18, 2021 at 9:26 pm

      Skrg ni new normal.. tak de bonus hujung tahun..

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      • Veyron Owner on Dec 20, 2021 at 2:07 pm

        Harge barang n air banjir naik melambung. Kitorang warga kayangan kroni kjaan tetbela… marhaen pandai2 sendri la Hahahah

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      • Lets See on Dec 20, 2021 at 4:18 pm

        No bonus last year too but

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        • Ghani on Dec 21, 2021 at 12:18 am

          kjaan penyayang bagi duit bantuan & benarkan rakyat keluarkan duit kwsp.. syukur..

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