Firm economic growth helped Indian automobile industry post 12.5% sales growth, ET Auto

[ad_1]

Passenger vehicle segment led the growth with overall sales touching almost 5-million units including 4.2 million domestic (growth of 8.4 %) and 0.7 million exports.

New Delhi: Backed by robust economic growth and conducive government, the Indian automobile industry has posted a satisfactory performance with sales growing by 12.5 % during the just-concluded financial year.During 2023-24, total domestic sales rose from 2.12 million units to 2.38 million units, data released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) showed Friday. Cetegory wise, passenger vehicle sales rose 8.4 %, three wheelers 41.5 %, two wheelers 13.3 %, commercial vehicles marginally by 0.6 %.

Passenger vehicle segment led the growth with overall sales touching almost 5-million units including 4.2 million domestic (growth of 8.4 %) and 0.7 million exports.

continued below

Two-wheeler segment continued the recovery path with a handsome growth of over 13 % in domestic sales to almost 18 million units, even though still lower than the earlier peak of 21 million units in 2018-19.

Domestic commercial vehicle industry had a marginal growth to 9.7 million units and within that, some drop was experienced in light commercial vehicles and small commercial vehicles due to degrowth in the CNG segment.

Accordig to SIAM, the growth in commercial vehicles was impacted due to migration to higher tonnage trucks which created higher payload capacity, that it asserted is not reflected in the number of units.

Coming to three wheeler industry, it is almost close to the earlier peak of 0.7 million units in 2018-19.

Moving on to exports of vehicles, overall exports remained under stress during the last financial year with sizeable drop in commercial vehicles, two-wheelers and three-wheelers, though passenger vehicles grew marginally.

However, good recovery was seen in the last quarter, especially for two-wheelers, indicating better potential for the current year, it said.

The year also demonstrated the sustainability commitments of the auto Industry as it commenced producing vehicles which are material compliant to 20 % Ethanol blending and witnessed growth of 90 % in electric passenger vehicles and 30 % in electric two-wheelers.

Vinod Aggarwal, President, SIAM, said, “The Industry remains optimistic as the macroeconomic outlook remains positive. Coupled with good monsoon outlook, we are expecting continued growth for the industry this year as well.”

  • Published On Apr 13, 2024 at 08:18 AM IST

Join the community of 2M+ industry professionals

Subscribe to our newsletter to get latest insights & analysis.

Download ETAuto App

  • Get Realtime updates
  • Save your favourite articles

[ad_2]

Read More: Firm economic growth helped Indian automobile industry post 12.5% sales growth, ET Auto

2024-04-13 02:48:45

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.