Car sales in Taiwan up over 6% month-on-month in June

Saturday 07 July 2018 02:06 PM


Car sales in Taiwan rose by more than 6 percent from a month earlier in June on the back of vehicle brands' intensive promotion campaigns to boost buying, according to government statistics.

In June, a total of 37,889 cars were sold in Taiwan, up 6.2 percent from a month earlier, with almost all of the car vendors enjoying sales growth that month, the data showed. But compared to a year earlier, the June figure fell 5.5 percent.

In the month, car makers such as Toyota doled out free gifts like vacuum robots to lure customers. Meanwhile, Nissan gave air purifiers to lift its sales growth momentum.

Car vendors said the intensified promotion campaigns were staged to give incentives to customers ahead of Ghost Month, which is expected to lower consumer sentiment for buying big ticket items such as cars.

Ghost Month will kick off on Aug. 11 and run through Sept. 9 this year.

In terms of the first half of this year, car sales rose 2.3 percent from the same period a year earlier to 222,194 units, the data showed.