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Auto sector expected to produce 1.4m cars this year

January 23, 2021
Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI) anticipates the overall output from Thailand’s automotive sector this year to be around 1.4 million cars. They are, however, still cautious over automobile exports until at least March this year, due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases around the world.

Thai auto industry bracing for impact of Philippines duties

January 22, 2021
The Thai automotive industry is bracing for impact after the Philippines imposed temporary import duties on cars and pickup trucks to protect its own automotive sector.

FTI sanguine on vehicle output, buyer confidence

January 21, 2021
Car manufacturing is expected to increase by 5.12% to 1.5 million units this year from 1.42 million units last year as the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) pins hopes on the state's ability to get the ongoing outbreak under control to bring Thailand back on track towards economic recovery.

Domestic car sales seen falling 5.3% this year

January 20, 2021
Domestic car sales may drop 5.3% this year, after a 21.4% slump last year, amid a recent outbreak of the coronavirus, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)

FID Pushing Strategy 4.0, Strengthening Thai Industry through COVID-19

January 15, 2021
Foundation for Industrial Development (FID) making a proactive planning for the new era 2021, pushes strategy 4.0 by using technology and delivering policies to all 8 network institutions to accelerate various industrial sectors including startups, SMEs and community enterprises to go through COVID-19 crisis together and also constantly support and assist the academic education in the industry, especially to build knowledge in the industrial sector in the New Normal era.

Great Wall surveys potential EV buyers in Thailand

January 15, 2021
Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor (GWM) has started a campaign to promote electric vehicles (EVs) by jointly conducting a survey with the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida) on Thai motorists' perceptions of the technology.
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