International Automotive

      Gross Turnover
      Installed Capacity
      Market Share
      Production Trend
      Domestic Sales Trend
      Exports Trend
      Automotive Mission Plan 2006-2016
      Auto Policy-2002
      Duties & Taxes
          Pre-Budget Memorandum
          Union Budget Highlights
          Post Budget Memorandum
      Trade Policies
          India's Preferential Trade
          WTO & Indian Automotive

          Exim Policy
      Regulatory Framework
      Emission Norms
      Safety Regulations
      In-use Vehicle norms
      Lambda Measurement
      Motor Vehicle Rules
      UNECE Regulation
      SIAM Position on Diesel
      Information Brochure
      Information Label
      Statistical Services
      Commodity Prices Monitor
  Photo Gallery
  SAFE Home
Media Manager>View

|Search |   
Title Auto Industry End the Year Almost Stagnating
Date 10/04/2013
Place of Release New Delhi
Press Release



The cumulative production data for April-March 2013 shows production growth of only 1.20 percent over the same period last year. The industry produced 1,685,355 vehicles in March 2013 as against 1,845,868 in March 2012, which declined by (-) 8.70 percent.

Domestic Sales


The overall growth in domestic sales during April-March 2013 was 2.61 percent over the same period last year. While in March 2013 overall sales fell by (-) 7.76 percent over March 2012.


Passenger Vehicles segment grew at 2.15 percent during April-March 2013 over same period last year. Passenger Cars declined by (-) 6.69 percent, Utility Vehicles grew by 52.20 percent and Vans grew only by 1.08 percent during April-March 2013 as compared to the same period last year. However, in March 2013 passenger car sales further declined by (-) 22.51 percent over March 2012. Total passenger vehicles sales also declined by (-) 13.01 percent in March 2013 over same month last year.

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered de-growth of (-) -2.02 percent in April-March 2013 as compared to the same period last year. While Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) declined by (-) 23.18 percent, Light Commercial Vehicles grew at 14.04 percent. In March 2013, M&HCVs sales further declined by (-) 26.16 percent over March 2012.


Three Wheelers sales grew by 4.87 percent in April-March 2013. Passenger Carriers grew by 8.58 percent during April-March 2013 and Goods Carriers registered de-growth at (-) 9.20 percent during this period.


Two Wheelers registered growth of only 2.90 percent during April-March 2013. Scooters, mopeds and motorcycles grew by 14.24 percent, 1.53 percent and 0.12 percent respectively over same period last year. However, in March 2013 all sub-segments of two wheelers, scooters, motorcycles and mopeds registered de-growth at (-) 3.18 percent, (-) 8.32 percent and (-) 4.54 percent respectively.



During April-March 2013, overall automobile exports registered de-growth of (-) 1.34 percent compared to the same period last year. Passenger Vehicles grew by 9.02 percent, while the other segments like Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers fell by (-)13.35 percent, (-) 16.22 percent and (-) 0.72 percent respectively. In March 2013, Passenger Vehicles, Two & Three Wheelers grew by 3.07 percent, 3.51 percent and 7.50 percent respectively. While Commercial Vehicles declined by (-) 28.33 percent.



For more information, please contact:


Sugato Sen, Deputy Director General, SIAM


Site Last updated : Mar 25 2015 12:44PM
© 2005. Copyright. SIAM. All Rights Reserved.