Domestic car sales down 19 pc, bikes' dip by 8 pc in Aug

Domestic car sales down 19 pc, bikes' dip by 8 pc in Aug

Domestic passenger car sales declined by 18.56 per cent to 1,18,142 units in August 2012 compared to 1,45,066 units in the same month in 2011.

According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), motorcycle sales in last month fell by 8.46 per cent to 7,66,127 units from 8,36,887 units in the same month previous year.

Total two-wheeler sales in August 2012 decreased by 4.50 per cent to 10,57,925 units from 11,07,782 units in the same period of previous year.

However, total sales of commercial vehicles rose by 3.92 per cent to 66,767 units from 64,248 units in the year-ago period, SIAM said.

Total sale of vehicles across categories registered a dip of 3.90 per cent to 13,54,436 units in August 2012 as against 14,09,412 units in the same month of 2011, it added.

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