Thai July Domestic Car Sales Tumble 24.8% Year-on-year​

Vehicles are seen stuck in traffic along a road in Bangkok, Thailand December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Domestic car sales in Thailand shrank for a 14th straight month in July, dropping 24.8% from a year earlier to 59,335 vehicles as the coronavirus outbreak crushed demand, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said on Thursday.

But sales rose 2.28% from June, helped by easing virus restrictions and Bangkok's international motor show, it said.

In June, car sales declined 32.6% from a year earlier.

Thailand is a regional vehicle production and export base for the world's top automobile manufacturers.