Leading two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto which
manufactures and sells motorcycles under the brand name Bajaj and KTM, has
managed to export more motorcycles out of India than its total domestic sales.
The company exported 115832 units of motorcycles in December 2017 as against domestic
sales of 112930 units.
Domestic sales of motorcycles stood at 112930 units in
December 2017 (106665 units). Overall, in motorcycle sales (domestic and
exports), the company saw a 13pc growth with the company recording 228762 units
in December 2017 (203312).
Bajaj Auto, which also manufactures commercial
three-wheelers, sold 36,579 units of commercial vehicles (13,060 units) in
December 2017, recording an 180pc growth in domestic sales. Exports of
commercial vehicles stood at 27,206 units (9157 units) during the period,
recording a 197 pc growth. Total commercial vehicle sales at 63,785 units is
the highest ever sales recorded by the company.
In the nine months from April to December 2017, total
motorcycle sales, however, remained more or less stagnant, with the company
recording 25,12,945 units in the period, compared to 25,18,915 units in the
corresponding period in 2016. The 9 months period saw motorcycle sales int he
domestic market slip by 7 per cent from 15,87,852 units in April-Dec 2016 to
14,76,990 units in April-Dec 2017.
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