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Tata Motors Sales Fall

By Motortrend India Staff   |   02 July,2009

Tata Motors reported a 3.91 per cent decline in its total sales during June 2009 at 45,399 units compared with 47,245 units the same month in 2008.


The total passenger car sales in the domestic market grew marginally at 17,039 units in June against 17,017 units in the same month last year, the company said in a statement. The company's exports in June dropped to 37.19 per cent at 2,155 units compared with 3,431 units in the same month last year, it added.


The 'Indica' reported sales of 10,210 units, up 19 per cent over June, 2008, Tata Motors said. However, the 'Indigo', recorded sales of 3,522 units, a fall of 26 per cent over the same month last year. 'Sumo' and 'Safari' accounted for sales of 3,307 units, a decline of 11 per cent compared with June, 2008.


In the commercial vehicles segment, sales in June in the domestic market stood at 26,205 units compared with 26,797 units sold in the same month last year, down 2.21 per cent. Light commercial vehicles sales during the month were at 16,256 units, a growth of 17 per cent over the last year, while medium and heavy commercial vehicle sales stood at 9,949 units, down 23 per cent compared with June, 2008.


Tata Motors posted its first annual loss in at least seven years after sales at the luxury units plunged amid the global recession. The consolidated net loss was 25 billion rupees ($520 million) in the year ended March 31, compared with a net income of 22 billion rupees a year ago, the company said in a statement.



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