Maruti Suzuki sales jump 22% in March; up 4% in FY09

Maruti Suzuki sales jump 22% in March; up 4% in FY09
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Apr 02 2009. 02 17 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Apr 02 2009. 02 16 PM IST
New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today reported a 21.87% jump in its total sales during March at 85,669 units as compared to 70,296 units in the same month last year.
The company also recorded its highest-ever annual sales in 2008-09 at 7,92,167 units as against 7,64,842 units in the previous fiscal, a rise of 3.57%. The previous highest annual sales were in 2007-08.
“2008-09 marked Maruti Suzuki’s Silver Jubilee year in India. Over these 25 years, the company sold over 70 lakh cars in the domestic market. Additionally, over five lakh cars have been exported world-over,” Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.
For March, the domestic sales of MSI stood at 73,855 units compared with 64,421 units in the same month a year ago, up by 14.64%, it said.
MSI registered an over two-fold increase in its exports last month at 11,814 units as against 5,875 units in the corresponding month last year.
After September last year, MSI’s sales in October, November and December had declined drastically by 7.1%, 27.4% and 10%, respectively. In January and February, the company’s sales, however, rose by 5.39% and 24.08%, respectively.
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First Published: Thu, Apr 02 2009. 02 17 PM IST
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