KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (Perodua) sold 119,093 vehicles between January and September 2021, a decline of 17.87 per cent compared with 145,012 in the same period of 2020.
In comparing the second quarter of the year to the third quarter, “sales plummeted by 44.6 per cent to 21,803 units between July and September from 39,381 vehicles registered between April and June this year,” the carmaker said.
Perodua president and chief executive officer Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad said in a statement that “the fourth quarter of 2021 does offer a better outlook than the previous two quarters, especially on the marked improvement in the reduction of COVID-19 cases nationwide as well as the nearly 90 per cent vaccination rate of the Malaysian adult population.”
The delivery of Perodua vehicles has continued to improve for the third consecutive month, with a 102 per cent expansion to 14,160 units in September, from 6,988 units in August, “as the supply situation gradually improves,” the company said.
“The automotive supply chains have shown improvements but have yet to reach their full potential.
“We are continuously working with our suppliers and dealers to further improve productivity and safety,” added Zainal.