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Maruti Suzuki's sales dip 2.6% in January

Maruti Suzuki India reported a 2.6% decline in total sales in January at 1,13,606 units as against 1,16,606 units in the same month in 2015.

The company said its domestic sales increased marginally by 0.8% to 1,06,383 units as against 1,05,559 units in January 2015.

Sales of passenger cars declined 1.4% to 87,757 units compared with 89,014 units in the year-ago month, the carmaker said in a BSE filing.

The company said sales of utility vehicles, including Gypsy, Grand Vitara and Ertiga, jumped 26.2% to 8,114 units last month from 6,432 units in the corresponding period last year.

Sales of vans-Omni and Eeco rose 3.9% to 10,512 units last month compared with 10,113 units in the year-ago period.

The company said "domestic sales would have been higher but lesser number of working days in January 2016 impacted overall production and dispatch."

Exports during the month declined 34.6% to 7,223 units as compared with 11,047 units in January 2015, the company said.