The cumulative production data for
April-January 2013 shows production growth of only 2.76 percent over the same
period last year. The industry produced 1,840,858 vehicles in January 2013 as
in January 2012, with growth at 8.04 percent.
growth in domestic sales during April-January 2013 was 4.66 percent over the
same period last year. While in January 2013, overall sales grew only by 5.31
percent over January 2012.
Vehicles segment grew at 6.80 percent during April-January 2013 over same
period last year. Passenger Cars declined by (-) 1.80 percent, Utility Vehicles
grew by 56.87 percent and Vans grew by 2.63 percent during April-January 2013
as compared to the same period last year. However, in January 2013 passenger
car sales further declined by (-) 12.45 percent over January 2012. Total
passenger vehicles sales also declined by (-) 4.62 percent in January 2013 over
same month last year.
The overall Commercial Vehicles
segment registered de-growth of (-) 0.37 percent in April-January 2013 as
compared to the same period last year. While Medium & Heavy Commercial
Vehicles (M&HCVs) declined by (-) 21.37 percent,
Light Commercial Vehicles grew at 15.48 percent. In January 2013, M&HCVs sales further declined by (-) 38.96 percent over
sales grew by 5.10 percent in April-January 2013. Passenger Carriers grew by
9.07 percent during April-January 2013 and Goods Carriers registered de-growth
at (-) 10.09 percent during this period.
Two Wheelers registered a growth of
only 4.53 percent during April-January 2013. Scooters, mopeds and motorcycles
grew by 17.76 percent, 2.44 percent and 1.43 percent respectively over same
period last year. However, in January 2013 Scooters, Motorcycles and mopeds
grew by 12.24 percent, 7.45 percent and 8.26 percent, respectively.
April-January 2013, overall automobile exports registered de-growth of (-) 3.01
percent compared to the same period last year. Passenger Vehicles grew by 7.79
percent, while the other segments like Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and
Two Wheelers fell by (-)10.51 percent, (-) 18.97 percent and (-) 2.43 percent
respectively. In January 2013 Passenger Vehicles and commercial vehicles
declined by (-) 13.53 and (-) 46.94 percent respectively. While, Two & Three
wheelers segment grew only marginally by 1.26 percent and 1.00 percent
information, please contact:
Deputy Director General, SIAM