Maruti Suzuki India today reported a 14 per cent decline in monthly sales to 1,24,708 units during June 2019. In comparison, the figure stood at 1,44,981 units during June 2018. This is the fifth consecutive month when the country’s largest carmaker has seen its sales going down.
Barring January 2019, when the sales had risen by a marginal 0.2 per cent, there has been a continuous fall. There was a decline of 0.8 per cent in February 2019, 1.6 per cent in March 2019, 17.2 per cent in April 2019 and 22 per cent in May 2019.
Of the 1,24,708 units sold during June 2019, the total domestic sales accounted for 1,14,861 units, while the total export sales stood at 9,847 units. The total domestic sales also include 1,830 units sold to other OEMs.
During June 2019, there was a decline of 36.2 per cent in the mini sub-segment to 18,733 units and 12.1 per cent in the compact sub-segment to 62,897 units. However, the mid-size sub-segment witnessed a 47.1 per cent jump in monthly sales to 2,322 units.
The mini sub-segment includes Alto and Old WagonR. The compact sub-segment comprises of the all-new third-generation WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and Dzire. The mid-size sub-segment has Ciaz.
Coming to the utility vehicles sub-segment, there was a 7.9 per cent drop in monthly sales to 17,797 units during June 2019, while the vans sub-segment registered a 24 per cent drop in sales to 9,265 units.
The utility vehicles sub-segment includes Gypsy, Ertiga, Vitara Brezza and S-Cross. The vans sub-segment has Omni and Eeco.
The light commercial vehicle category of Maruti Suzuki India witnessed a 24 per cent rise in monthly sales to 2,017 units in June 2019. This section comprises of Super Carry.
For the quarter ended June 30, 2019, Maruti Suzuki India reported a 17.9 per cent loss in total sales to 4,02,594 units. The company had sold 4,90,479 units during the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.