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Car sales dip 6.9 pct,bikes down 22.9 pct

Domestic passenger car sales declined by 6.9 per cent in December 2008 to 82,105 units.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi |
January 12, 2009 10:31:37 am

Domestic passenger car sales declined by 6.9 per cent in December 2008 to 82,105 units,from 88,272 units in the same month previous year.

According to the figures released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM),motorcycle sales in the country,during the month,was down by 22.9 per cent at 335,820 units,against 435,925 units in the year-ago period.

Total two-wheeler sales in December also declined by 15.4 per cent at 461,302 units,compared with 545,485 units in the same month previous year.

Commercial vehicle sales during the month increased by 58.2 per cent to 17,920 units,from 42,961 units during the year-ago period,SIAM said.

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