The cumulative production data for April-February 2013
shows production growth of only 2.18 percent over the same period last year. The
industry produced 1,731,824 vehicles in February 2013 as against 1,791,795 in February
2012, which declined by (-) 3.35 percent.
The overall growth in domestic sales during April-February 2013 was 3.68
percent over the same period last year. While in February
2013, overall sales fell by (-) 5.45 percent over February 2012.
Passenger Vehicles segment grew at 4.07 percent during April-February
2013 over same period last year. Passenger Cars declined by (-) 4.64 percent,
Utility Vehicles grew by 54.46 percent and Vans grew only by 1.02 percent during
April-February 2013 as compared to the same period last year. However, in February
2013 passenger car sales further declined by (-) 25.71 percent over February
2012. Total passenger vehicles sales also declined by (-) 16.67 percent in February
2013 over same month last year.
The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered de-growth
of (-) 1.51 percent in April-February 2013 as compared to the same period last
year. While Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) declined by (-)
22.79 percent, Light Commercial Vehicles grew at 14.53 percent. In February
2013, M&HCVs sales further declined by (-) 34.72 percent over February 2012.
Three Wheelers sales grew by 5.05 percent in April-February 2013. Passenger
Carriers grew by 8.89 percent during April-February 2013 and Goods Carriers
registered de-growth at (-) 9.64 percent during this period.
Two Wheelers registered a growth of only 3.85 percent during
April-February 2013. Scooters, mopeds and motorcycles grew by 16.19 percent, 2.18
percent and 0.90 percent respectively over same period last year. However, in February
2013 only Scooters segment witnessed growth at 2.55 percent while, Motorcycles
and mopeds declined by (-) 4.48 and (-) 0.25 percent respectively.
During April-February 2013, overall automobile exports registered de-growth
of (-) 1.66 percent compared to the same period last year. Passenger Vehicles grew
by 9.67 percent, while the other segments like Commercial Vehicles, Three
Wheelers and Two Wheelers fell by (-)11.89 percent, (-) 17.66 percent and (-) 1.05
percent respectively. In February 2013 Passenger Vehicles and Two Wheelers grew
by 32.05 and 14.21 percent respectively and Commercial Vehicles and Three Wheelers
declined by (-) 24.30 and (-) 3.33 percent respectively.
For more information, please contact:
Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, SIAM