Plunge in Maruti car sales in June by 14 percent

Plunge in Maruti car sales in June by 14 percent
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For the month of June 2016, Maruti Suzuki India total sales stood at 98,840 units, as against 114,756 units sold in the same period last year. This means MSIL posted a decline of 13.9% in sales during June 2016.

For the month of June 2016, Maruti Suzuki India total sales stood at 98,840 units, as against 114,756 units sold in the same period last year. This means MSIL posted a decline of 13.9% in sales during June 2016.

The reason behind decline in sales is not due to decline in demand of their cars, but production constraint. During June 2016, Maruti Suzuki India had shut down both their car manufacturing plants to carry out annual maintainence.

These two plants together produce 15 lakh cars annually. This equates to about 4,110 cars a day. With plant shut for 6 days, the company faced total production loss of 24,660 cars.

Speaking about domestic sales, they stood at 92,133 units – declining by 10.2% while exports stood at 6,707 units – declining by 44.07 units.

Small car segment (Alto 800, Alto K10 and WagonR) continued to register decline for June 2016. This segment sales declined by 19.3%. Compact car segment (Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno & Dzire) sales posted 12.5% increase in sales. Utility vehicles segment (Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza) continued posting growth thanks to new Vitara Brezza. Sales of this segment increased by a massive 75.5%.

Sales Report June 2016

Category : Sub-segment

Models

June

Till June

April’15 – March’16

2016

2015

% Change

2016-17

2015-16

% Change

A: Mini

Alto, WagonR

27712

34336

-19.3%

92723

104801

-11.5%

432977

A: Compact

Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire

39971

45701

-12.5%

132225

129924

1.8%

541951

A: Super Compact

Dzire Tour

2068

2893

-28.5%

7796

7909

-1.4%

38303

A: Mid-Size

Ciaz

2800

3700

-24.3%

13690

13374

2.4%

54233

Total Passenger Cars

72551

86630

-16.3%

246434

256008

-3.7%

1067464

B: Utility vehicles

Gypsy,S-Cross, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza

9708

5531

75.5%

39348

15550

153.0%

94416

C: Vans

Omni, Eeco

9874

10465

-5.6%

36558

34136

7.1%

143471

Total Domestic Sales

92133

102626

-10.2%

322340

305694

5.4%

1305351

Total Export Sales

6707

12130

-44.7%

26103

35635

-26.7%

123897

Total Sales (Domestic + Export)

98840

114756

-13.9%

348443

341329

2.1%

1429248

This article first appeared on Rushlane.com

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