Cars production rises 19pc in first half of 2017-18

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ISLAMABAD: The production of cars in the country increased by 19.46 per cent during the first half (July-December) of 2017-18 compared to same period of the preceding year as during the period under review, 107,787 cars were manufactured in the country against manufacturing of 90,222 units during same period of last year.

The production of cars during December 2017 also increased by 9.72 per cent and 2.92 per cent when compared with the production during December 2016 and November 2017 respectively.

According to data released by Pakistan Automobile Manufacturers Association (PAMA) on Friday, as many as 16,598 cars were manufactured in December 2017 as compared to 15,127 units in December 2016 and 16,127 units in November 2017.

The breakup figures show that 19,573 units of Honda civic and city were manufactured during Jul-Dec 2017-18 as compared to the production of 16,342 units during same period of the preceding year.

Similarly, Suzuki Swift also witnessed a growth of 9.94 per cent as its production rose to 2,466 units in the first half of current fiscal year from 2,243 units in Jul-Dec 2016-17.

Toyota Corolla’s production, however, witnessed negative growth of 2.58 per cent as it went down to 25,102 units in July-December 2017-18 from 25,768 units in same period of previous year.

Similarly, the manufacturing of Suzuki Cultus rose to 9,984 units in the period under review whereas, during same period last year, the production was recorded at 9,195 units.

The production of Suzuki Wagon R witnessed a sharp increase of 100 per cent to 15,670 units from 7,807 units in the period July-December 2016-17.

Production of Suzuki Mehran also witnessed an increase of 28.56 per cent during the corresponding period as it rose to 23,489 units in Jul-Dec 2017-18 from 18,270 units in same period of last year.

Likewise, manufacturing of Suzuki Bolan also rose to 11,503 in first half of current fiscal year as compared to production of 10,419 units in Jul-Dec 2016-17.

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