For local auto industry, 2021 was nothing less than a blessing as after the COVID-19 pandemic that caused economic activities to significantly come to a halt during year 2020, the sales of local assembled passenger cars rebounded in style with over 270,000 units sold (booked) in calendar year 2021.
According to the data released by Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Pak Suzuki once again stood at top with 122,799 units sold between January and December 2021. The company which mainly deals in small cars only enjoys a dominant 43% share of the market alone.
Indus Motor Company (IMC), the assemblers of Toyota cars in Pakistan witnessed 69,169 units sold during 2021. This accounts for nearly 24% market share of passenger cars in Pakistan. Honda Atlas, the smallest player among the Big 3, saw 35,173 units sold between January and December 2021, good for a 12% share of the market.
Hyundai-Nishat which emerged as a new member of PAMA managed to post sales of 8,903 units thus acquiring 3% share of the market. Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) saw 428 units of Isuzu D-MAX sold during the entire year whereas 903 units of JAC X-200 were sold by Ghandhara Nissan (GNL). PAMA sales charts also show around 50 units sold by BAIC, however the numbers from December 2021 are yet to be posted.
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Among non-members of PAMA, Lucky Motor Company (LMC) managed to sell 22,380 units according to unofficial sources. The company currently holds 7% share of the market. It is followed by Master Changan with 15,290 units sold during 2021 accumulating 5% market share. Other non-member companies including Regal (Prince/ DFSK), United, & Al-Haj Proton makes up an additional 3 thousand local assembled units sold during the calendar year 2021.
Data source: PAMA, Auto Journal
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