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Maruti Suzuki car sales decline by 14% in June 2016, due to plant closure

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During the month of June 2016, Maruti Suzuki had shut down its production plants for 6 days.

For the month of June 2016, Maruti Suzuki India total sales stood at 98,840 units, as against 114,756 units sold in the same period last year. This means MSIL posted a decline of 13.9% in sales during June 2016.

The reason behind decline in sales is not due to decline in demand of their cars, but production constraint. During June 2016, Maruti Suzuki India had shut down both their car manufacturing plants to carry out annual maintainence.

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These two plants together produce 15 lakh cars annually. This equates to about 4,110 cars a day. With plant shut for 6 days, the company faced total production loss of 24,660 cars.

Speaking about domestic sales, they stood at 92,133 units – declining by 10.2% while exports stood at 6,707 units – declining by 44.07 units.

Image - Raghavendra Naik

Image – Raghavendra Naik

Small car segment (Alto 800, Alto K10 and WagonR) continued to register decline for June 2016. This segment sales declined by 19.3%. Compact car segment (Swift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno & Dzire) sales posted 12.5% increase in sales. Utility vehicles segment (Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and Vitara Brezza) continued posting growth thanks to ne Vitara Brezza. Sales of this segment increased by a massive 75.5%.

Sales Report June 2016

Category : Sub-segmentModelsJune
Till June
April’15 – March’16
2016
2015
% Change
2016-17
2015-16
% Change
A: Mini
Alto, WagonR
27712
34336
-19.3%
92723
104801
-11.5%
432977
A: CompactSwift, Ritz, Celerio, Baleno, Dzire
39971
45701
-12.5%
132225
129924
1.8%
541951
A: Super CompactDzire Tour
2068
2893
-28.5%
7796
7909
-1.4%
38303
A: Mid-SizeCiaz2800
3700
-24.3%
13690
13374
2.4%
54233
Total Passenger Cars72551
86630
-16.3%
246434
256008
-3.7%
1067464
B: Utility vehiclesGypsy,S-Cross, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza97085531
75.5%
39348
15550
153.0%
94416
C: VansOmni, Eeco
9874
10465
-5.6%
36558
34136
7.1%
143471
Total Domestic Sales
92133
102626
-10.2%
322340
305694
5.4%
1305351
Total Export Sales6707
12130
-44.7%
26103
35635
-26.7%
123897
Total Sales (Domestic + Export)
98840
114756
-13.9%
348443
341329
2.1%
1429248

(New launches in 2015-16: S Cross in August, Baleno in October and Vitara Brezza in March)

 

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