With India’s used car market at an all-time high at the moment, a study suggests that the number of units in this arcade is expected to shoot up to an astonishing 70 lakh mark.
With India’s used car market at an all-time high at the moment, a study suggests that the number of units in this arcade is expected to shoot up to an astonishing 70 lakh mark. The recently released ‘India Pre-Owned Car Market Report,’ an in-depth study of the country’s used car market by an Indian Blue Book, said that India’s car market will also become the fifth largest in the world by the turn of this decade.
The study also noted that the used car industry in India is growing at an annual rate of 15 percent and is set to cross 33 lakh units by the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Interestingly, non-metro cities account for over half of this number against a 45 percent contribution from the metros. In terms of region, North (36 percent) and West (27 percent) are the hottest markets for used cars while South (26 percent) follows closely.
The study also states that around 50 percent of used car buyers are aged between 25 and 34 years while the average age of the used car sold is around four years. Also, four primary market segments exist in the used car space — the organized segment (12 percent), the semi-organised segment (35 percent), the customer-to-customer segment (34 percent) and the unorganised segment (19 percent).
By global standards, the pre-owned car market in India has overtaken its new car counterpart, at 1.2 times of the latter. Summing up things, the per capita motorisation rate in the country currently lies at 22 cars/1,000 people.