Maruti Suzuki has had one more month of decent growth after its overall domestic sales for the month of May 2017 grew by 15.5%. The organization’s maximum volumes came from the Utility Vehicle segment where the sales of the Gypsy, Ertiga, S-Cross and the Vitara Brezza saw a growth of 66.3% over May 2016. The organization sold an aggregate of 22,608 utility vehicles as compared to 13,596 units in May 2016. The ‘Mini cars’ segment which includes the Alto and the WagonR, showed a growth in sales for May 2017 by 18.1% wherein they sold 39,089 units as compared to 33,105 units in May 2016.
The ‘Compact cars’ segment which includes the Swift, Ritz, Baleno, Ignis, Dzire and the Celerio grew by 10.1%, selling a aggregate of 51,234 units in May 2017 as compared to 46,554 units sold in May 2016. The organization sold a total of 12,593 vans in May 2017, which is a growth of 3.5% over May 2016 where Maruti Suzuki sold 12,164 vans including the Omni and the Eeco. Ultimately, the organization sold 4,724 units of the Ciaz in May 2017 as compared to 5,188 units sold in May 2016, registering a drop of – 8.9%.
The combined domestic sales of Maruti Suzuki for the month of May 2017 remained at 130,676 units which additionally include 428 units of the Maruti Super Carry which is a light commercial vehicle. The corresponding figure for the month of May 2016 was 113,162 units. The total growth announced is 15.5%. Coming to exports, the organization exported a total of 6,286 units in May 2017 as compared to 9,872 units in May 2016, registering a percentage drop of 36.3 points.
The general sales of Maruti Suzuki which includes domestic and export numbers is 136,962 units, which is 11.3% higher than the overall sales of May 2016 at 123,034 units.
But if we compare the sales figures of May 2017 to the sales figures of April, 2017, then one sees that the overall domestic sales has decreased by a good 13,816 units, which is a negative growth of 9.56%. The overall exports additionally dropped by 437 units from 6,723 units in April 2017 to 6,286 units in May 2017 demonstrating a negative growth of 6.5%.