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Auto sales register wide fall: SIAM

New Delhi, Aug 12 : The auto industry produced a total 1,729,002 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers and two wheelers in July 2013 as against 1,745,532 in July 2012, registering a decline of 0.95 percent over the same month last year, the auto industry body said on Monday.


The overall domestic sales during April-July 2013 declined by 2.09 percent over the same period last year, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said in a media release.

The sales of passenger vehicles declined by 7.49 percent during April-July 2013 over the same period last year, SIAM said.

Within the passenger vehicles, passenger cars, utility vehicles and vans dropped by 9.73 percent, 1.03 percent and 2.39 percent respectively during April-July 2013 compared to the same period last year, it said.

The overall commercial vehicles segment registered a de-growth of 9.91 percent in April-July 2013 as compared to the same period last year, SIAM said.

Medium and heavy commercial vehicles (M and HCVs) registered negative growth at 16.65 percent and light commercial vehicles also dropped by 6.11 percent, the business lobby said.

Three wheelers sales declined by 3.45 percent in April-July 2013 over the same period last year, SIAM said.

Passenger carriers and goods carriers also declined by 2.84 percent and 6.05 percent respectively in April-July 2013 over April-July 2012, it added.

Two wheelers segment registered de-growth of 0.64 percent during April-July 2013 over April-July 2012, the association said.

Within the two wheelers segment, mopeds and motorcycles declined by 13.07 percent and 3.40 percent respectively, while scooters grew by 13.11 percent in April-July 2013 over April-July 2012, SIAM said.

During April-July 2013 overall automobile exports declined by 3.37 percent, it added.

Commercial vehicles and two wheelers declined by 26.53 percent, 9.88 percent respectively, while passenger vehicles and three wheelers registered growth at 2.39 percent and 46.47 percent respectively during April-July 2013 compared to the same period last year, SIAM said.

--IBNS (Posted on 13-08-2013)

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