Perodua has had a good run for the first half of the fiscal year, with an increase of 14.8 percent to 108,500 units sold as compared to last year’s stint of 94,500 units moved. The increase is bolstered by strong demand for the Perodua Axia.
The period spanning from January to June alone has seen Perodua delivering 53,700 units of the bang-for-your-buck Axia model, and as it happens the Axia’s sales figure represents almost half of the total pie, according to Perodua’s President and CEO, Datuk Aminar Rashid.
The sales reduction in this quarter was mainly due to luke-warm reaction from consumers towards the Goods and Services Tax which was introduced in April, a trend that was also observed amongst other manufacturers too. On a quarter-to-quarter basis, sales figures plummeted 10 percent to 51,300 units in the second quarter of 2015 as opposed to the 57,200 units in the first quarter.
On the subject of after-sales, Datuk Aminar has announced an increase of 7.6 percent in the first half to RM292.6 million as compared to the same period last year.