Toyota dealers nudge buyers toward choosing new cars

Toyota dealers trying to sell new vehicles are hamstrung by thebrand’s success in Myanmar, which has left a huge pool of used cars for buyers to choose from. Second-hand Toyotas are the vehicles of choice in much of Myanmar, and people rarely buy used cars from other brands. But this popularity means that the toughest […]

Car imports decline as Thai currency rises

As the value of the Thai baht increases along with the US dollar, the cost of importing a car from Thailand has risen by up to Ks 1 million. Therefore, the number of legal car imports over the Thai border has become remarkably low, according to import-export businesspeople. “When purchasing cars from Thailand, the price […]

Burma’s New Auto Policy to Promote Manufacturing, Say Experts

RANGOON — Domestic and foreign car industry experts will convene over the weekend to hash out details of a new automobile policy geared toward streamlining Burma’s ownership, manufacturing and import practices. The Myanmar Automobile Policy Conference will take place at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce (UMFCCI) in Rangoon on May 31. […]

European luxury car makers struggle against Japanese

Luxury European and South Korean car makers continue to struggle against Japanese dominance in the luxury used car niche, according to an online survey.’s October survey show Japan’s Toyota used car brands are leading in Myanmar’s niche luxury car market with an 81 percent share compared with Western and South Korean luxury models. One […]

Japan’s Toyota leads in Myanmar auto sales

Leading Japanese vehicle maker Toyota is still dominating Myanmar’s growing automobile market with a 53 percent share compared with top-notch Korean and Western automobile brands, according to an online survey released October 13. Yangon-based conducted an online survey from October 6 to 10 based on online trading on its website, the’s Country Manager […]

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development to invite Open Tender; Closing Date: August 14, 2014

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER We would like to revise our advertisement in Myanma Alinn and the Mirror dated July 14, 2014 as shown below. The Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development intends to procure the following packages of motor vehicles, motorbikes, and water supply accessories:    Sr. […]

Myanmar clunkers ‘scrapped’ to make room for new cars

Automakers are seeking pole position in possibly one of the world’s fastest growing markets for new and used cars. YANGON — Mr Mike Shwe Hlaing has a lot full of used SUVs and a potentially huge market to sell them to if Myanmar manages to spread some of the affluence blooming in its biggest city […]

Japanese car builders bid on Thilawa

Japanese auto giants Suzuki and Toyota are among the bidders for parts and manufacturing facilities at the Thilawa special economic zone, Myanmar’s investment commission said. Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Myanmar Investment Commission, said Suzuki and Toyota, as well as France-based auto parts manufacturer Lafarge, have all made proposals to build in Thilawa […]

Myanmar turns to Japan, Thailand to kick-start stalled Dawei

(Reuters) – Myanmar is set to wrest control of its Dawei industrial complex from Thai company Italian Thai Development over its failure to attract investors to a strategically located, multi-billion dollar project tipped as a game-changer for regional trade. According to two sources involved in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), plans have been overhauled […]

ZNA and Dongfeng motor companies to penetrate Myanmar market

Yaung Ni Oo Services Company has held a ceremony to mark distribution of commercial, passenger and ferry vehicles from China based ZNA and Dongfeng motor companies on September 16. The company has an authorized dealer status from the Chinese companies. The buyers can purchase with installment system with AGD bank only in addition to cash […]