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Auto industry suffered a setback due to Corona, sales of passenger vehicles decreased by 66 percent in May


As per SIAM data, two-wheeler supplies to dealers declined by 65 per cent to 3,52,717 units as against 9,95,097 units in April. Motorcycle sales declined by 56 per cent to 2,95,257 units.

New Delhi. COVID-19 Passenger vehicle sales declined by 66 per cent to 88,045 units in May as compared to April, as supplies to dealers were affected due to the lockdown in various states amid the second wave of lockdown. This information has been received from the data of SIAM, an organization of vehicle manufacturers. Passenger vehicle sales stood at 2,61,633 units in April this year. As per SIAM data, two-wheeler supplies to dealers declined by 65 per cent to 3,52,717 units as against 9,95,097 units in April. Motorcycle sales declined by 56 per cent to 2,95,257 units.

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In April, 6,67,841 motorcycles were sold. Similarly, scooter sales in May declined by 83 per cent to 50,294 units from 3,00,462 units in April this year. Three-wheeler sales declined to 1,251 units from 13,728 units. Vehicle sales across categories declined 65 per cent to 4,42,013 units in May from 12,70,458 units in April. SIAM Director General Rajesh Menon said that there was a lockdown in various states due to increasing cases of Kovid-19 infection. Due to this, sales and production of vehicles were affected in May. Apart from this, many automakers have also closed their manufacturing plants to shift the oxygen for industrial use to medical use, he said. This also affected sales in May.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.

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