This is the reason why Maruti Suzuki saw a decline of 71% sale in May

Alan Joseph Alan Joseph
Jun 5, 2021 3 min read
This is the reason why Maruti Suzuki saw a decline of 71% sale in May

Maruti Suzuki India which is one of the largest manufacturers of the four-wheeler segment in the country has seen a decline in the sales during the month of May. The company has been a pioneer in the consumer market segment of four-wheeler sales in the country. Let’s look at the reason for the decline in the number of sales.

Maruti Suzuki – Latest News
Segment wise decline
Reason for the decline in Sales of Maruti Suzuki
About Maruti Suzuki India
FAQ

Maruti Suzuki – Latest News

On 1 June 2021, Maruti Suzuki had reported that there was a decline of around 71% in the sales of the largest carmaker in the country on May 2021. The carmaker has seen a decline of 71% when compared to the sales on April 2020 as during the month of April the sales were around 1,59,691 compared to the sales of May which amounted to just 46,555 units.

Maruti Suzuki India had also conveyed that their domestic dispatches to their dealers in the month of May amounted to around 35,293 units which saw a decline while compared to the month of April which amounted to around 1,42,454 units.

Segment wise Decline in sales of Maruti Suzuki

The sales of mini cars of the company such as S-Presso and Alto saw a decline of around 81% during the month of May which amounted to 4,760 units when compared to April which amounted to 25,041 units.

The sales of the compact segment vehicles such as Swift, Baleno, Dzire and Ignis saw a decline of around 72 % during the month of May which amounted to 20,343 units when compared to April which amounted to 72,318 units.

The sale of the mid-sized sedan which is Ciaz saw a decline during the month of May which amounted to 349 units when compared to April which amounted to 1,567 units. The sale of Utility Vehicles which include Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross had also seen a decline of around 75 % during the month of May which amounted to 6,355 units when compared to April which amounted to 25,484 units.

As per the report received from Maruti Suzuki India, the company has also seen a decline in their export segment of around 35% which amounted to 11,262 units in the month of May when compared to the 17,237 units in the month of April.

Reason for the decline in Sales of Maruti Suzuki

One of the major reasons for the decline of the sales for the largest carmaker in the country was due to the shutting down of their manufacturing units. It is seen that the company had shut down the production process in the month of May 2021 from 1st to 16th.

The production process was stopped by the company in order to divert the oxygen from the industrial usage for the medical purpose across the country. There was a nationwide crisis as the majority of the hospitals have been facing a lack of oxygen supply for the patients and a lot of them losing their lives.

Soon after that, the major places in the country had gone under lockdown and not having a proper production process for the entire month has affected the sales volume of May 2021.

Maruti Suzuki Sales compared to May 2020
Maruti Suzuki Sales compared to May 2020

About Maruti Suzuki India

Maruti Suzuki India is a subsidiary company of the Japanese based automotive manufacturer Suzuki. The company was formerly known as Maruti Udyog Limited and was owned by the Government of India in between 2981 to 2003. In the year 2003, the Government of India had sold it to the Japanese company Suzuki Motor Corporation.

The company has a market share of around 53% in the Indian car passenger market. The company has its headquarters located in New Delhi, India.

Conclusion

Maruti Suzuki India has conveyed that due to the shut down of production for the supply of oxygen and disruptions faced due to lockdown, the normal production hasn’t taken place in the past two months and hence the sales volume of May 2020 is not comparable to the one that of May 2021.

FAQ

Who is the CEO of Suzuki?

Osamu Suzuki is the current CEO of Suzuki.

When was Maruti Suzuki founded?

Maruti Udyog limited was founded by the government of India in 1982.

Is Maruti Suzuki most selling car in India?

Yes, Maruti Suzuki has been consistent in selling most number of cars for fourth consecutive year.

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