Domestic car sales in Thailand shrank for the ninth straight month in February, tumbling 17.1% from a year earlier to 68,271 vehicles, hit by tougher lending by banks and the coronavirus outbreak, the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) said recently.
Sales in January slumped 8.2% from a year earlier.
The FTI also cut its forecast for 2020 domestic sales by 50,000 cars to 950,000 vehicles.
In 2019, car sales contracted 3.3% to 1 million units.
Thailand is a regional vehicle production and export base for the world's top automobile manufacturers.