Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tata Motors sales fall 6% in July

Tata Motors today reported a 5.96 per cent decline in total sales during July, 2011, to 63,761  units from 67,800 units in the same month of 2010.

The homegrown firm's total passenger vehicles sales in  the domestic market stood at 17,192 units in July, a fall of  38.30 per cent from 27,865 units in the same month last year, the company said in a statement.

The company's latest offering Nano's sales stood at 3,260  units during the month, down 64 per cent. The 'Indica' range reported sales of 5,860 units, down 32  per cent vis-a-vis July, 2010, Tata Motors said.

In addition, the 'Indigo' family recorded sales of 4,877  units, a decrease of 30 per cent in comparison to the same  month last year.

Sales of 'Sumo', 'Safari' and 'Aria' fell by 2 per cent to 3,195 units. In the commercial vehicles segment, the company sold  40,798 units in the domestic market during the month under review, compared to 35,694 units in the same month last year, translating into an increase of 14.30 per cent.

Light commercial vehicle sales during the month amounted  to 24,962 units, a growth of 22 per cent over last year, while  medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales stood at 15,836 units, a growth of 4 per cent compared to July, 2010.

The company's exports grew by 36.08 per cent to 5,771 units last month from 4,241 units in the same month last year,  it added.

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