As far as the domestic market is concerned, Maruti Suzuki sold 13865 units in May 2020 as compared to 125,552 units sold during the same month last year. - Meta
Maruti Suzuki, the country's biggest automaker, has released the sales report for the month of May 2020 in the country. The company sold a total of 18539 units including the exports last month as compared to 134,641 units sold in May 2019. It registered a de-growth of 86.2 percent. As far as the domestic market is concerned, Maruti Suzuki sold 13865 units in May 2020 as compared to 125,552 units sold during the same month last year. The company witnessed a drop by 89 percent in the domestic sales in May 2020.
The company resumed its manufacturing operations post lock down strictly in accordance with the Government regulations and guidelines, from May 12th at its Manesar facility and from May 18th at its Gurugram facility. Production also resumed at Suzuki Motor Gujarat Pvt Limited (SMG) from May 25th 2020. SMG manufactures cars on a contract basis for Maruti Suzuki. It exported 4,651 units following resumption of port operations at Mundra and Mumbai port, ensuring that all guidelines for safety were followed. The exports also saw a decline by 48.82 percent as compared to the same month last year when the number was 9089 units. Likewise, the company’s showrooms opened in accordance with Centre and State guidelines in a graded manner across different cities.
The remaining showrooms would open in due course if they are not in a containment zone or if not specifically restricted by any local guidelines. Maruti Suzuki along with several other automakers had registered zero domestic sales in the month of April 2020 due to the nationwide lockdown because of COVID-19 pandemic. It was for the first time in the Indian automobile industry that not even a single car was sold in the whole month. Hence, May 2020 can be said to be respectful for the company as it was able to record at least some sales number following the disastrous April. We expect that in the coming days Maruti Suzuki will be able to open all its dealerships in India and the sales numbers will shoot up gradually.