Maruti Suzuki wary of dip in sales after festive season

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, India’s largest carmaker, is cautious on whether or not the gross sales momentum seen because the lockdown was eased will maintain past the festive season due to issues over demand within the city markets.

Chairman RC Bhargava stated whereas there isn’t a want for a minimize in taxes on passenger autos, the federal government ought to body a stimulus plan for the business if gross sales dip sharply subsequent yr.

“The affect of individuals wanting to purchase autos for private use and festivals will probably be over by December. The agricultural section will proceed to develop considerably. We don’t know the way city demand will probably be and the way a lot revenue folks in city markets will probably be left with,” Bhargava informed reporters. “I don’t see any robust city demand after the festivals as folks can’t afford autos even when they wish to purchase them.”

Maruti on Thursday reported a 1% rise in web revenue from a yr in the past to Rs1,371.6 crore within the September quarter. Revenue lagged the Rs1,519.5 crore estimate in a Bloomberg survey. Revenue was hit by a 34.5% drop in different revenue, a 76% enhance in taxes, and a 70 foundation factors soar in uncooked materials value to 74% of web gross sales within the interval.

Easing of the nationwide lockdown from Might coupled with pent-up demand and festive season gross sales helped drive gross sales of Maruti vehicles within the quarter.

The corporate’s whole automobile gross sales jumped 16% in the course of the quarter to 393,130 models. The corporate offered simply 36,775 models within the June quarter when the nation was in the course of the lockdown.


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