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Passenger vehicle sales in India dip 13 pc in December says SIAM data | Car companies do not see the end of the chip crisis, sales of vehicles decreased by 13% in December

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Car companies do not see the end of the chip crisis, sales of vehicles decreased by 13% in December

Highlights

  • The wholesale sales of passenger vehicles in the country declined by 13 per cent to 2,19,421 units last month.
  • Sales of two wheelers also fell by 11 percent to 10,06,062 units.
  • 7,44,237 motorcycles were sold in December 2020, which fell by two percent to 7,26,587 in December

New Delhi. The wholesale sales of passenger vehicles in the country declined by 13 per cent to 2,19,421 units last month. Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an association of vehicle manufacturers, gave this information on Friday. In December 2020, 2,52,998 passenger vehicles were sold. According to SIAM data, sales of two wheelers also fell by 11 per cent to 10,06,062 units from 11,27,917 units in December 2020.

In December 2020, 7,44,237 motorcycles were sold, which fell by two per cent to 7,26,587 last December. Scooter sales also declined by 24 per cent to 2,46,080 units from 3,23,757 units a year ago. Passenger vehicle sales declined 15 per cent to 7,61,124 units in the October-December quarter of this fiscal from 8,97,908 a year ago.

Two-wheeler sales fell 25 per cent to 35,98,299 in the December quarter from 47,82,110 in the same period a year ago. However, there has been a marginal increase in sales of commercial vehicles. In December last year, 1,94,712 vehicles were sold in this category, while in October-December 2020 this figure was 1,93,034 vehicles. In the third quarter, sales of all categories of vehicles declined by 22 per cent. Last December 46,36,549 vehicles were sold while in December 2020 59,46,283 vehicles were sold.

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