Oct 23, 2001, 12:01 AM
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expected sector car Asean of softening Further which (Ara) Asia Resources Automotive -- IRNA 23, Oct Lumpur, Kuala car (Asean) Nations Asian South-East of Association the in specialises automotive regional the of softening further anticipates market, .months coming the in sector is that market a showed August in markets Asean most in Sales" as economies, the in trends recessionary to due soften to continuing associate an Arthapan, May "instability, social and political as well .Tuesday on statement in said Ara at -- markets four big Asean's in sales vehicle new combined The first the in -- Philippines the and Thailand Malaysia, Indonesia, over increase percent 6 a units, 670,071 totalled 2001 of months eight .year last sold vehicles 631,819 the percent 13 jumped Malaysia in sales August, to 2001 year the For .2000 in sold units 225,293 from up vehicles, 254,069 to 22 by grew meanwhile, August, of month the for sales Malaysia's month same the in sold units 37,129 against units 37,129 to cent per .year last Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, are countries member Asean Other .Singapore and Laos Brunei, BN/HM End