Maruti Suzuki reports 12.6% sales decline for June

Maruti Suzuki India, the country's largest carmaker, today reported a 12.6-per cent decline in total sales for June this year at 84,455 units, against 96,597 units in the corresponding month last year.

The company reported 7.8-per cent decline in domestic sales for the month at 77,002 units, against 83,531 units in June, 2012. Exports went down by 43 per cent to 7,453 units from 13,066 units in the year-ago period, Maruti said in a statement.

Sales of the company's mini segment cars, including the M800, A-Star, Alto and WagonR, declined by 8.4 per cent to 31,314 units from 34,198 units in June 2012.

In the compact segment (comprising the Estilo, Swift and Ritz models), MSI witnessed a 7.2 per cent fall in sales at 20,996 units as against 22,624 units in the same month a year ago.

Sales of the DZiREmodel fell by 8.7 per cent to 12,548 units from 13,741 units in the corresponding period a year ago.

The company's mid-sized sedan SX4's sales declined by 23 per cent to 314 units from 408 units in the year-ago month. LLuxury sedan Kizashi went without a single buyer for the second month running, compared to sales of 6 units in June 2012.

Sales of utility vehicles went down by 11.4 per cent to 4,997 units from 5,638 units in the year-ago month. Sales of vans dipped by 1.2 per cent to 6,833 units, from 6,916 units in the same month last year.

MSI's total passenger car sales declined by 8.2 per cent to 65,172 units in June from 70,977 units in the same month in 2012.