In August 2020, car sales in Thailand shrank for the 15th month in a row, down 12.1% compared to August 2019. The Federation of Thai Industries said sales for the month were at 68,883 vehicles. The country’s auto industry has been badly hit by the coronavirus crisis, with demand plummeting and production slowing down,
However, car sales for August were up 16.1% from the July 2020 figures, as coronavirus-related restrictions in Thailand slowly eased and new car models were launched. In July 2020, car sales fell 24.8% compared to July 2019.
The country is a regional vehicle production and export base for the world's leading auto makers.