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Considerations for the automotive industry in South-East Asia


Publication date
11 June 2021
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • IP Guide


The automotive industry in South-East Asia has exhibited robust growth over the last few years. According to the latest statistics from the ASEAN Automotive Federation, combined motor vehicle sales in 7 major ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Brunei) reached 3.16 million in 2016 , almost double the sales figure in 2006 which was 1.78 million units . The motorcycle sector also thrives in ASEAN, with almost 10 million motorcycles and scooters sold in 2016. More importantly, not only is ASEAN a vast automotive market, it is also a global automotive production hub, manufacturing on average 4 million motor vehicles and 9 million motorcycles a year for the past 5 years . With a combined population of almost 630 million, an aggregate GDP of over US


11 JUNE 2021
IP considerations for the automotive industry in South-East Asia