M&M auto sales up 29% in October
New Delhi: Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday reported 28.74 percent increase in total sales at 53,438 units in October, its highest ever in a month.
The company had sold 41,506 units in the same month last year.
The company's domestic sales stood at 51,316 units during the month against 39,352 units in October 2011, up 30.4 percent, it said in a statement.
The passenger vehicles segment (which includes the UVs and Verito) registered an increase of 43.59 percent at 26,932 units against 18,756 units in the year-ago month.
Exports in the last month witnessed a marginal decline at 2,122 units from 2,154 units in the same month last year, it said.
Commenting on the numbers, Mahindra & Mahindra Chief Executive (Automotive Division) Pravin Shah said: "We are thankful to our customers whose support and acceptance of all our newly launched products has been instrumental in achieving our all time high monthly sales during October 2012".
On the current market situation, he said the reduction of 25 basis points in CRR by the RBI in the recently announced credit policy is a positive step.
"This, however, is not likely to result in a decrease of interest rates for corporate or retail credits and hence the current financing rates will still remain high for auto industry customers which is a cause of concern," Shah said.
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