PV March retail sales climb 28{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} on low base, BS-VI switchover, Auto News, ET Auto

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FADA maintains extreme caution for the month of April as Covid rises to newer highs. However, it expects sales momentum to continue in April on the back of festivities like Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi and Poila Boishakh.
FADA maintains extreme caution for the month of April as Covid rises to more recent highs. Nonetheless, it expects sales momentum to carry on in April on the back of festivities like Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi and Poila Boishakh.

New Delhi: Automobile dealers’ physique FADA on Thursday stated passenger car (PV) retail sales in March 2021 witnessed an enhance of 28.39{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to 279,745 models on account of small foundation and BS-VI changeover of last 12 months.

According to the Federation of Automobile Sellers Associations (FADA), which gathered car registration info from 1,277 out of the 1,482 regional transport workplaces (RTO), PV sales were at 217,879 models in March 2020.

Two-wheeler sales in March 2021 declined by35.26{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to 1,195,445 models last month, when compared to 1,846,613 models in the identical month 12 months in the past.

“This development can be connected with several elements like small foundation of last 12 months, changeover from BS-IV to BS-VI and India likely under overall lockdown,” FADA President Vinkesh Gulati stated.

He also lifted considerations about the ongoing chip crisis that is impacting the auto business around the world. “Worldwide scarcity of wafers, which is an enter for semiconductor, continued to linger all around and held the PV ready interval as substantial as seven months,” Gulati stated.

According to the FADA Survey, forty seven{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} of PV dealers stated that they missing a lot more than 20{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} sales because of to provide facet constraints.

Industrial car sales also slipped by forty two.20{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to sixty seven,372 models last month as when compared to 116,559 models in March 2020 because of to Substantial BS-VI selling prices, small finance availability, reimbursement force because of to the finish of the moratorium interval, the business physique stated.

In the same way, 3-wheeler sales fell by fifty.72{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to 38,034 models last month, from 77,173 models in March 2020. Tractor sales, having said that, grew by 29.21{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to sixty nine,082 models last month, from fifty three,463 models in the identical month of 2020.

Full sales across groups declined by 28.64{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} to 1,649,678 models last month when compared to two,311,687 models in March 2020.


FADA maintains extreme caution for the month of April as COVID-19 instances are on the increase. Nonetheless, it expects sales momentum to carry on in April on the back of festivities like Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Baisakhi and Poila Boishakh.”This coupled with relationship period is frequently a substantial sales interval. At this juncture, the 2nd wave of COVID-19 is spreading more quickly. It might destabilise the development which India has been ready to accomplish in the last few months,” FADA stated.

The business physique more stated that any lockdown at this position will seriously hamper the momentum which is having developed for the auto business to come out of the woods.

“Boost of COVID-19 and dread among the customers with last year’s sight in thoughts has started off holding them away from creating substantial ticket buys. The consequences of the identical can be found in the two-wheeler group where inquiry levels are small. This coupled with semiconductor scarcity will carry on to hamper not only passenger vehicles but also two-wheelers as Abs scarcity is at present ringing alarm bells,” FADA additional.

Given that Maharashtra contributes 10{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}-eleven{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0} of the auto retail, the recent lockdown will have a catastrophic effect on general sales for April, the business physique highlighted.

All India Auto Registration Info for March’21

Classification MAR’21 MAR’20 YoY{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}
2W eleven,ninety five,445 18,46,613 -35.26{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}
3W 38,034 77,173 -fifty.72{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}
PV two,seventy nine,745 two,seventeen,879 28.39{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}
TRACTOR sixty nine,082 fifty three,463 29.21{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}
CV sixty seven,372 1,16,559 -forty two.20{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}
Full 16,forty nine,678 23,eleven,687 -28.64{7e488363c11ee5ef50445c8c4fa770b6e6e4f99e57faea264a05ac52abb3ffe0}

Supply: FADA Research

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