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Auto industry begins 2014-15 with declining sales in most segments
The industry produced a total 1,861,849 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three wheelers and two wheelers in April 2014 as against 1,687,243 in April 2013, registering a growth of 10.35 percent over the same month last year. The growth continues to be on account of growth in two wheelers production.

Domestic Sales

The sales of Passenger Vehicles declined by (-) 9.50 percent in April 2014 over the same month last year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, Passenger Cars and Vans dropped by (-) 10.15 percent and (-) 27.04 percent respectively, while Utility Vehicles grew marginally by 0.27 percent in April 2014 over the same month last year

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a de-growth of (-) 24.00 percent in April 2014 as compared to same month last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) registered negative growth at (-) 17.09 percent and Light Commercial Vehicles also dropped by (-) 27.37 percent. 

Three Wheelers sales declined by (-) 2.17 percent in April 2014 over the same month last year. Passenger Carriers and Goods Carriers declined by (-) 2.62 percent and (-) 0.46 percent respectively in April 2014 over April 2013. 

Two Wheelers sales registered growth of 11.67 percent in April 2014 over April 2013. Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters, Motorcycles and Mopeds grew by 26.08 percent, 8.06 percent and 0.23 percent respectively in April 2014 over April 2013.


In April 2014, overall automobile exports grew by 12.98 percent. Passenger Vehicles and Three Wheelers registered de-growth at (-) 0.95 percent (-) 22.83 percent respectively while Commercial vehicles and Two wheelers registered growth at 12.66 percent and 24.66 percent respectively in April 2014 over April 2013.

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