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Auto Industry Continues in Growth Path

Kerala Floods Restricts Sales, Restrictions in West Bengal Affect Two Wheelers Sales

Production

Auto IndustryThe industry produced a total 13,701,825 vehicles including passenger vehicles, commercial
vehicles, three wheelers, two wheelers and quadricycle in April-August 2018 as against
11,962,983 in April-August 2017, registering a growth of 14.54 percent over the same period
last year.

Domestic Sales

The sale of Passenger Vehicles grew by 9.81 percent in April-August 2018 over the same
period last year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, the sales for Passenger Cars, Utility
Vehicle & Vans grew by 9.71 percent, 8.67 percent and 16.05 percent respectively in April-
August 2018 over the same period last year.

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a growth of 41.67 percent in April-
August 2018 as compared to the same period last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial
Vehicles (M&HCVs) increased by 54.92 percent and Light Commercial Vehicles grew by
34.41 percent in April-August 2018 over the same period last year.

Three Wheelers sales increased by 44.27 percent in April-August 2018 over the same
period last year. Within the Three Wheelers, Passenger Carrier sales registered a growth of
51.74 percent and Goods Carrier grew by 17.85 percent in April-August 2018 over April-
August 2017.

Two Wheelers sales registered a growth at 11.50 percent in April-August 2018 over April-
August 2017. Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters, Motorcycles and Mopeds grew
by 6.77 percent, 14.67 percent and 2.84 percent respectively in April-August 2018 over
April-August 2017.

Exports

In April-August 2018, overall automobile exports grew by 26.96 percent. While Passenger
Vehicles exports declined by (-) 3.45 percent, Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and
Two Wheelers registered a growth of 35.64 percent, 67.57 percent and 28.18 percent
respectively in April-August 2018 over the same period last year.

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