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Tata Motors Registers 2 Percent Sales Hike in December 2016

In the commercial vehicles segment, the company's domestic sales were down 9 per cent.

News18.com

Updated:January 2, 2017, 6:10 PM IST
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Tata Motors Registers 2 Percent Sales Hike in December 2016
Tata Tiago. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com)

Tata Motors passenger and commercial vehicle total sales (including exports) in December 2016 were at 40,944 vehicles, a 2% growth compared to 39,973 vehicles sold in December 2015.

The company’s domestic sales of Tata commercial and passenger vehicles for December 2016 was at 35,825, a growth of 1% compared to December 2015. Cumulative sales (including exports) of the company for the fiscal was at 391,493, higher by 7% than 364,939 vehicles sold in 2015.

Domestic - Passenger Vehicles

In December 2016, Tata Motors passenger vehicles, in the domestic market, recorded sales at 10,827, with a growth of 35%, over December 2015. The passenger car sales continued growth momentum at 40%, due to strong demand for the Tata Tiago, with sales showing an increasing trend.

Cumulative sales growth of all passenger vehicles in the domestic market, this fiscal, were 112,539, a growth of 17%, compared to 95,979 nos., in last fiscal.

Domestic - Commercial Vehicles

The overall commercial vehicles sales in December 2016, in the domestic market were at 24,998 nos., lower by 9% over December 2015. Market continues to remain under pressure due to the impact of demonetization, which was felt across segments, particularly in the long haul cargo segment.

However, the construct segment continued to grow strongly by 22% due to increase in road construction as contractors have started on ground execution of projects, the coal & iron ore mining segment is also gaining momentum. Bus sales grew by 59%, over last year. Cumulative sales of commercial vehicles in the domestic market for the fiscal were at 230,407 higher by 1% over last year.

Exports

The company’s sales from exports was at 5,119 nos. in December 2016, a growth of 12% compared to 4,557 vehicles sold in December 2015. The cumulative sales from exports for the fiscal was at 48,547, higher by 19%, over 40,900, sold last year.

"We continued our growth momentum in December on the back of robust sales, led by positive response for the Tata Tiago. This has resulted in planned stock reduction in the network," Tata Motors President, Passenger Vehicle Business, Mayank Pareek said in a statement.

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The company also saw good traction on retail sales towards the end of the month, he added. "The new year holds tremendous opportunity for further growth as we enhance our product line-up with a slew of new models," Pareek said.

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