Passenger automobile wholesales in India elevated 13.59 per cent to 2,52,998 models final month on a really low gross sales base of December 2019, auto trade physique SIAM mentioned on Thursday. Passenger automobile gross sales in December 2019 stood at 2,22,728 models.
As per the most recent knowledge by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), two-wheeler gross sales additionally rose 7.42 per cent to 11,27,917 models, in comparison with 10,50,038 in December 2019. Motorcycle gross sales elevated 6.65 per cent to 7,44,237 models as in opposition to 6,97,819 in December 2019.
Scooter gross sales had been additionally up 5.59 at 3,23,696 models from 3,06,550 models a 12 months in the past.
Commenting on the December gross sales, SIAM Director General Rajesh Menon mentioned the passenger automobile and two-wheeler segments witnessed a rise in gross sales final month over a really low base of December 2019.
In the October-December quarter this fiscal, passenger automobile gross sales elevated 14.44 per cent to eight,97,908 models from 7,84,616 models within the year-ago interval. Two-wheeler gross sales throughout the December quarter rose 13.37 per cent to 47,82,110 models as in comparison with 42,18,157 models in the identical interval a 12 months earlier.
However, business automobile gross sales noticed a dip of 1.12 per cent to 1,93,034 models within the quarter beneath evaluation in opposition to 1,95,211 models in October-December 2019. Vehicle gross sales throughout classes throughout the third quarter rose year-on-year by 10.61 per cent to 59,44,991 models from 53,74,680 models.
SIAM President Kenichi Ayukawa mentioned passenger automobile and two-wheeler segments within the third quarter have proven some restoration, whereas business automobile and three-wheeler segments had been nonetheless within the detrimental zone.
“However, third-quarter numbers may embrace a component of deferred demand for the primary quarter. If we have a look at the cumulative numbers of the nine-month interval from April to December 2020, it reveals that gross sales of all segments are nonetheless behind by a few years,” he famous.
The market state of affairs is dynamic and unsure, Ayukawa mentioned. The trade is going through a scarcity of semiconductors, metal and transport containers, he famous.
“There can be an influence of the worth enhance of metal, logistics and different uncooked supplies. The trade is working onerous to get again to raised volumes and higher enterprise well being whereas making certain the protection and well-being of individuals throughout the entire worth chain,” he added.
Ayukawa famous that initiatives such because the announcement of the PLI scheme, low-interest charges, focused spending in rural areas and continued give attention to constructing highway infrastructure, will assist in the trade’s restoration course of.