The Thai domestic vehicle market fell by 40.5% year-on-year in October to 42,873 units, and by 50.7% compared with the previous month, according to The Federation Of Thai Industries .

The industry and market was been severely disrupted by flooding across large parts of the central and northern regions of the country.

Vehicle production fell 67.6% year-on-year to 49,439 units and by 71.6% month-on-month; while exports were down by 36.7% year-on-year at 50,913 units, and by 43.8% month-on-month.

In the first 10 months of the year, exports fell 7.3% to 690,545 units with output down by 1.1% at 1,334,674 units. The federation now expects full-year output to be 1.5m units compared with a previous forecast of 1.8m.