Vietnam's Jan-April car sales jump 20 pct y/y: industry

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Car sales in Vietnam between January and April rose 20 percent from the same period last year to 37,305 units, the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers' Association (VAMA) said on Wednesday.

The number of cars sold in April fell 3 percent from the same month last year to 9,409 units, the association said in its monthly report. The data did not contain figures from Vinamotor, although VAMA gave no explanation.

Vietnamese car maker Truong Hai continued to hold the leading place for the second month in a row, with sales last month rising 16.1 percent from a year ago to 3,104 units, the report said.

Truong Hai assembles vehicles including South Korean KIAs.

Sales by Toyota jumped 27.3 percent in April from the same month in 2010 to 2,553 units, VAMA said.

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