Domestic car sales fall 1% in Sept

Domestic car sales fall 1% in Sept
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Domestic passenger car sales declined 1.03 per cent to 1,54,882 units in September on an annual basis, suggesting consumers are holding out on making big purchases just ahead of the festive season.

New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales declined 1.03 per cent to 1,54,882 units in September on an annual basis, suggesting consumers are holding out on making big purchases just ahead of the festive season.

Sequentially, car sales were almost flat from the 1,53,758 units shipped in the pevious month, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). Passenger cars had shown strong annual growth in August, when sales grew 15 per cent, albeit on a lower base.

Motorcycle sales in September climbed 19.34 per cent to 10,56,509 units from 8,85,309 units a year earlier. The total two-wheeler sales in September rose 23.81 per cent to 15,67,351 units.Sales of commercial vehicles rose 8.59 per cent to 56,140 units in September, SIAM said.

The two categories were strong contributors to total vehicle sales, which showed an impressive 20.44 per cent increase to 19,04,007 units from 15,80,933 units in September 2013.

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