Monday, 10 October 2011

Domestic car sales dip 1.8 per cent, bike sales up 19.92 per cent in September





Domestic passenger car sales declined by 1.8 per cent to 1,65,925 units in September, 2011, from 1,68,959 units in the same month last year. 

According to figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on Monday, motorcycle sales in the country grew by 19.92 per cent during the month to 9,33,465 units from 7,78,351 units in the corresponding month last year. 

Total two-wheeler sales grew by 24.27 per cent to 12,33,283 units last month from 9,92,383 units in September, 2010, as per the data. 

Sales of commercial vehicles grew by 18.04 per cent to 70,634 units in the month under review from 59,836 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said. 

Total sales of vehicles across categories registered a growth of 19.39 per cent to 15,71,342 units in September, as against 13,16,118 units in the same month last year, it added.

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