BANGKOK: Domestic car sales in Thailand shrank for a 13th straight month in June, dropping 32.6% from a year earlier to 58,013 autos, because the coronavirus outbreak hit demand, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Thursday.
Sales in May tumbled 54.12% from a year earlier.
Thailand is a regional automobile manufacturing and export base for the world’s high vehicle producers.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the remaking of Thailand’s automotive trade, the spine of Southeast Asia’s auto sector, as manufacturing unit shutdowns compound a shift towards electrical autos.
COVID-19, electrical autos to reshape Thailand’s auto trade