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Auto Industry Shows Growth Curve, Crosses 3 Million Sales Mark

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NEW DELHI: The sales of Passenger Vehicles grew by 9.23 percent in April-March 2017 over the same period last year. Within the Passenger Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Utility Vehicles and Vans grew by 3.85 percent, 29.91 percent and 2.37 percent respectively during April-March 2017 over the same period last year.

Growing Categories

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered a growth of 4.16 percent in April-March 2017 as compared to the same period last year. Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) grew by 0.04 percent and Light Commercial Vehicles grew by 7.41 percent during April-March 2017 over the same period last year.

Three Wheelers sales declined by (-) 4.93 percent in April-March 2017 over the same period last year. Passenger Carrier sales declined by (-) 8.83 percent and Goods Carrier sales grew by 12.75 percent in April-March 2017 over April-March 2016.

Two Wheelers sales registered a growth at 6.89 percent during April-March 2017 over April-March 2016. Within the Two Wheelers segment, Scooters, Motorcycles and Mopeds grew by 11.39 percent, 3.68 percent and 23.02 percent respectively in April-March 2017 over April-March 2016.

Exports Growth

In April-March 2017, overall automobile exports declined by (-) 4.50 percent. While Passenger Vehicles and Commercial Vehicles exports registered a growth of 16.20 percent and 4.99 percent respectively, exports of Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers declined by (-) 32.77 percent and (-) 5.78 percent respectively in April-March 2017 over April-March 2016.

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