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  • Auto Industry Sales Performance of August & April-August 2020

    11/09/2020 | New Delhi

    Monthly Performance: August 2020

    Production: The total production of Passenger Vehicles*, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers and Quadricycle in the month of August 2020 was 21,62,367 units, as against 22,31,355 units in August 2019 with a de-growth of (-) 3.09%.

    Domestic Sales:

    • Passenger Vehicles* sales was 2,15,916 units in August 2020, compared to 1,89,129 units in August 2019, marking a growth of 14.16%.
    • Three-wheeler sales was 14,534 units in August 2020 compared to 58,818 units in August 2019 marking a decrease by (-) 75.29%.
    • Two-wheeler sales was 15,59,665 units in August 2020, compared to 15,14,196 units in August 2019, with a growth of 3%.

    Performance: April - August 2020

    Production : Total production of Passenger Vehicles**, Three Wheelers, Two Wheelers and Quadricycle in April-August 2020 was 53,35,683 units as against 1,16,39,355 units in April-August 2019 with a decline of (-) 54.16%.

    Domestic Sales :

    • Passenger Vehicles** sales was 5,52,429 units in April-August 2020, compared to 10,91,928 units in April-August 2019, down by (-) 49.41%.
    • Three-wheeler sales was 40,022 units in April-August 2020 compared to 2,64,334 units in April- August 2019, down by (-) 84.86%.
    • Two-wheeler sales was 41,34,132 units in April-August 2020, compared to 80,38,980 units in April-August 2019, down by (-) 48.57%

     

    * BMW, Mercedes, Tata Motors & Volvo Auto data is not available

    ** BMW, Mercedes & Volvo Auto data is not available, Tata Motors data is only available for Apr-June

     

    Commenting on the August 2020 data, Mr Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM said “After a period of lull owing to the COVID 19 imposed lockdowns, the month of August 2020 has witnessed improvement in the sales figures of Two-Wheelers and Passenger vehicles. However, Three-Wheeler segment continues to post a de-growth of more than (-) 75% compared to August 2019. Industry is positive that the coming festive season will pave the way for a faster revival of the industry.”

    Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, President, SIAM stated “We are beginning to observe growth which is instilling confidence back into the industry, especially in the Two-wheeler and the Passenger Vehicle segments. Even though the industry witnessed year-on-year growth in August 2020, it is to be recognized that the base figures in August 2019 itself was very low, as Industry had shown a de-growth of about (-) 32% for Passenger Vehicles and (-) 22% for 2 Wheelers in 2019, over 2018, then. Still, 14% growth of Passenger Vehicles and 3% growth in Two Wheelers in August 2020 indicates trends of recovery for the Industry, though it is on the backdrop of pent-up demand and beginning of a Festive Season this month.”

     

     

    Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM

    rajesh.menon@siam.in