Perodua continues to deliver for the 3rd consecutive month as the supply situation gradually improves. In September 2021, Perodua registered a growth of 102% as sales increased from 6,988 cars to 14,160 cars.
This tally brings its January – September sales total to 119,093 vehicles. In comparison, the company sold 145,012 vehicles for the same period in 2020. This decrease in sales was mainly due to the lockdown which had restricted the manufacturing and sales sectors. Comparing the 2nd quarter of 2021 to the 3rd quarter, sales had dropped by 44.6% (to 21,803 vehicles) between July and September, from the 39,381 vehicles it registered between April and June this year. The 2nd national lockdown was put into effect on 1 June 2021 and was lifted in stages starting from 16 August.
“The automotive supply chain has shown improvements but have yet to reach their full potential. We are continuously working with our suppliers and dealers to further improve productivity and safety,” Perodua President and Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad said.
According to Dato’ Zainal, the company continues to maintain strict quality control measures throughout its operations in both its production and sales divisions and as such the growth in output is a gradual one. This is Perodua’s way to ensure that it delivers products that meet customers’ satisfaction.
“We thank our customers that have continued to be patient with us as we further improve production,” Dato’ Zainal said. “We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delay in the delivery and we will assist our customers in any way that we can to ensure that their Perodua is delivered as soon as possible,” he added.
Perodua projects a better outlook for the 4th quarter of 2021 compared to the previous 2 quarters, especially with the high vaccination rate of nearly 90% among the adult population in Malaysia and COVID-19 cases are on the downtrend.