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India produced 19.2 million vehicles, exports down

Staff Writer |
The industry produced a total 19,236,932 vehicles including passenger vehicles in India, commercial vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April-December 2016.

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This compares 17,925,959 in April-December 2015, registering a growth of 7.31 percent over the same period last year.

The sales of Passenger Vehicles grew by 8.59 percent in April-December 2016 over the same period last year.

Within the Passenger Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicles and Vans grew by 2.46 percent, 32.99 percent and 1.67 percent respectively during April-December 2016 over the same period last year.

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a growth of 3.52 percent in April-December 2016 as compared to the same period last year.

Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) declined by 1.82 percent and Light Commercial Vehicles grew by 7.56 percent during April-December 2016 over the same period last year.

Three Wheelers sales grew by 1.88 percent in April-December 2016 over the same period last year. Passenger Carrier sales declined by .65 and Goods Carrier sales grew by 13.86 percent in April-December 2016 over April- December 2015.

Two Wheelers sales registered a growth at 10.04 percent during April-December 2016 over April-December 2015.

Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters, Motorcycles and Mopeds grew by 15.73 percent, 6.30 percent and 26.59 percent respectively in April-December 2016 over April- December 2015

In April-December 2016, overall automobile exports declined by 7.37 percent. While Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles exports registered a growth of 17.40 percent and 10.94 percent respectively, exports of Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers declined by (-) 34.76 percent and 9.70 percent respectively in April-December 2016 over April-December 2015.


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