JAPAN: Mitsubishi starts new vehicle sales in Myanmar

By Graeme Roberts | 7 October 2013

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation said on Monday it had started selling new vehicles in Myanmar several months after it began service operations.

MMC established a service shop in Yangon in May 2013 and began after-sales service of used MMC-brand vehicles already in the country. Sales of new vehicles have begun through a local company.

Following the Myanmar government's recent revision of taxes on pickup trucks and loosening of restrictions on imports, MMC initially will import the Thai-made L200 pickup truck. It plans to expand the range in parallel with establishing a network of sales outlets and after-sales centres and expects rapid growth.

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Myanmar at a glance

Population in 2011 (estimated, millions) 48.337
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 71.4
Capital city and population in 2011 (millions) Nay Pyi Taw (1.1)
GDP per capita (current US$, 2011) 1144
Currency Kyat (MMK)
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants, 2011) 3.7
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants, 2011) 1

Source: UN