Thailand produced 1,188,044 vehicles in 2006

A total of 1,188,044 automobiles were produced in Thailand in 2006, consisting of 298,819 passenger cars (with exports of 541,206 units), and 866,769 units of one-ton pickup trucks (increase of 5.34%) resulting in 240,764 million Baht of exports.

Mr. Surapong Paisitpattanapong, Spokesperson of automobile department of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), announced the total figures of automobiles produced in 2006 as follows:

 
Total production (2006)
Export
Local Sales
Total automobiles
1,188,044
541,206
646,838
Increase on 2005
+5.57%
+24.44%
-6.31%

Break-down of the total production figures into categories:

Catagory
Units
Change from 2005
Passenger Cars
298,819
+7.64%
>10-ton Buses
289
-30.34%
Trucks
889,938
+4.91%
<1-ton Trucks
813
-29.91%
1-ton Trucks
866,769
+5.34%