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Bajaj motorcycle sales jump 85% in March

Bajaj motorcycle sales jump 85% in March
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Apr 02 2010. 02 13 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Apr 02 2010. 02 13 PM IST
New Delhi: The country’s second largest two- wheeler maker Bajaj Auto on Friday reported 85.12% jump in its motorcycle sales at 2,44,828 units in March.
The company had sold 1,32,253 units in March last year, Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) said in a statement.
During the entire 2009-10 financial year, the company sold 25,06,749 units in the motorcycle segment, a jump of 31.39% over 19,07,853 units in the year-ago period, it added.
BAL attributed the growth to robust sales of Pulsar and Discover range of bikes.
In March, total two-wheeler sales jumped by 84.57% to 2,44,889 units compared to 1,32,683 units in the same period a year ago, the statement said.
BAL’s exports went up 38.96% to 65,134 units in March from 46,874 units in March, 2009.
The company reported a rise of 36.76% in three- wheeler sales during last month at 29,344 units as against 21,456 units during the same month last year.
Total vehicle sales of the company in last month stood at 2,74,233 units compared to 1,54,139 units in the same period a year ago, a growth of 77.91 per cent, the statement said.
For 2009-10, the total vehicle sales of the company rose by 30.01% to 28,52,536 units from 21,94,154 units in FY’09.
The company said its two-wheeler sales jumped by 30.83% at 25,11,600 units compared to 19,19,625 units.
Exports during the last fiscal grew by 15.33% at 8,91,002 units as against 7,72,519 units in the previous fiscal.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 02 2010. 02 13 PM IST