Winners and Losers of June 2020

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Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has just released the sales data for the month of June 2020. On a year-on-year basis, domestic car sales witnessed a decline of 52% to 8,446 units in June 2020, as compared to 17,468 units sold in June 2019. However, on a month-on-month basis, sales increased by 77% in June 2020 when compared with May 2020, as car dealerships began resuming their activities after COVID-19 lockdowns were eased.

Related: Car Sales Declined 53% in FY2019-20

Each month we bring you the Winners & Losers comparison, where winners are those which saw an improvement in sales over the previous month and losers being those which witness a decline in sales. There were zero sales in April 2020 and lockdowns were lifted only towards the end of May due to which sales were obviously low. Therefore most of the cars saw an obvious increase in sales in June over May 2020; however there were some which still suffered from a decline.

Winners

Model May 2020 June 2020 Difference
Isuzu D-MAX 3 207 6800%
Honda Civic & City 263 1839 599%
Toyota Yaris 167 1160 595%
Toyota Hilux 72 438 508%
Toyota Fortuner 14 78 457%
Toyota Corolla 294 855 191%
Honda BR-V 63 164 160%
Suzuki Swift 78 202 159%
Hyundai Porter 41 57 39%
Suzuki Alto 1304 1656 27%
Suzuki Wagon R 386 476 23%

The Isuzu D-MAX sales show a phenomenal contrast with just 3 units sold in May 2020, it sold it 207 units in June which is also the highest ever monthly sales it has achieved since its introduction. Sales of newly launched Yaris picked up in June and obviously with no 1.3 liter variants on sale, the Corolla sales were reduced but still managed to sell more than it did in May. The least improvement was witnessed in Suzuki Wagon R and the once best selling Alto.

Losers

Models May 2020 June 2020 Difference
Suzuki Bolan 386 306 -21%
Suzuki Ravi 524 441 -16%
Suzuki Cultus 922 830 -10%

The sales of old papas Bolan & Ravi got reduced even when other cars saw their graph shooting up. Surprisingly the Cultus has again been unable to match its previous month’s sales and has registered a 10% decline from previous month.

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