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Updated January 15th, 2024 at 14:01 IST

Automobile exports fell 21% in 2023: SIAM

The Passenger vehicle (PV) export's rose by 5 per cent to 6,77,956 units last year from 6,44,842 units in 2022.

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Auto Exports: The country's auto exports fell 21 per cent in 2023, on the backs of monetary and geopolitical crises in foreign markets, according to Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) data. 
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The total exports last year were 42,85,809 units, as against 52,04,966 units in 2022.

The Passenger vehicle (PV) export's rose by 5 per cent to 6,77,956 units last year from 6,44,842 units in 2022.

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In other verticals such as commercial vehicles (CV), two-wheelers and three-wheelers saw a dip in exports last year.

The two-wheeler exports slipped 20 per cent to 32,43,673 units previous year from 40,53,254 units in 2022.

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Similarly, commercial vehicle shipments declined to 68,473 units last year from 88,305 units.

Three-wheeler exports declined 30 per cent to 2,91,919 units last year from 4,17,178 units.

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SIAM's Director General, Rajesh Menon, said in 2023, PV exports rose due to vehicle launches and pent-up demand in markets such as South Africa and the Gulf region, citing media reports.

"The increase can also be attributed to a smoother supply chain as compared to the previous year, wherein there were supply-side disruptions, including that of semiconductors, he said.  

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"However, for the regions where two and three-wheelers are sold, the challenges of availability of foreign exchange continue, which has kept the demand subdued," he added.

Company-specific exports

In April-December period this fiscal year, Maruti Suzuki India was the top exporter in the passenger vehicle segment, posting a 6 per cent growth to 2,02,786 units, an increase of 6 per cent from 1,92,071 units a year ago.

Hyundai Motor India shipped out 1,29,755 units in the third quarter of the current fiscal compared to 1,19,099 units in the same period of last fiscal.

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On the other hand, Volkswagen exported 33,872 units, and Nissan 31,678 units in the April-December period in the present fiscal year.

 

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Published January 14th, 2024 at 16:01 IST

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