Domestic car sales down 12.5%, bikes sales up in Dec


Domestic car sales fell by 12.51% to 141,083 units in December last year compared to 161,247 units in the same month in 2011.

According to the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) today, motorcycle sales last month went up by 4.83% to 844,113 units from 805,198 units in December, 2011.


Total two-wheeler sales in December, 2012 rose by 4.45% to 1,137,148 units from 1,088,746 in December, 2011.

Sales of commercial vehicles were down by 13% to 62,786 units from 72,166 units in the same period in 2011, SIAM said.

Total sales of vehicles across categories registered an increase of 2.77% at 1,451,517 units last month as against 1,412,372 units in December 2011, it added.

SIAM is expecting a growth of 0-1% in domestic sales during the current fiscal.

The overall growth in domestic sales during April-December 2012, was 4.57% over the same period last year.