Amara Raja

OVERVIEW OF THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY - INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE IN 2011-12

Production

The cumulative production data for April-March 2012 shows production growth of 13.83 percent over same period last year. In March 2012 as compared to March 2011, production grew at a single digit rate of 6.83 percent. In 2011-12, the industry produced 20,366,432 vehicles of which share of two wheelers, passenger vehicles, three wheelers and commercial vehicles were 76 percent, 15 percent, 4 percent and 4 percent respectively.

Automobile Production Trends:

Number of Vehicles

Category

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Passenger Vehicles 1,309,300 1,545,223 1,777,583 1,838,593 2,357,411 2,982,772 3,123,528
Commercial Vehicles 391,083 519,982 549,006 416,870 416,870 760,735 911,574
Three Wheelers 434,423 556,126 500,660 497,020 619,194 799,553 877,711
Two Wheelers 7,608,697 8,466,666 8,026,681 80,266,812 10,512,903 13,349,349 15,453,619
Grand Total 9,743,503 11,087,997 10,853,930 11,172,275 14,057,064 17,892,409 20,366,432
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Domestic Sales

The growth rate for overall domestic sales for 2011-12 was 12.24 percent amounting to 17,376,624 vehicles. In the month of only March 2012, domestic sales grew at a rate of 10.11 percent as compared to March 2011.

Passenger Vehicles segment grew at 4.66 percent during April-March 2012 over same period last year. Passenger Cars grew by 2.19 percent, Utility Vehicles grew by 16.47 percent and Vans by 10.01 percent during this period. In March 2012, domestic sales of Passenger Cars grew by 19.66 percent over the same month last year. Also, sales growth of total passenger vehicle in the month of March 2012 was at 20.59 percent (as compared to March 2011). For the first time in history car sales crossed two million in a financial year.

The overall Commercial Vehicles segment registered growth of 18.20 percent during April-March 2012 as compared to the same period last year. While Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles (M&HCVs) registered a growth of 7.94 percent, Light Commercial Vehicles grew at 27.36 percent. In only March 2012, commercial vehicle sales registered a growth of 14.82 percent over March 2011.

Three Wheelers sales recorded a decline of (-) 2.43 percent in April-March 2012 over same period last year. While Goods Carriers grew by 6.31 percent during April-March 2012, Passenger Carriers registered decline by (-) 4.50 percent. In March 2012, total Three Wheelers sales declined by (-) 9.11 percent over March 2011.

Total Two Wheelers sales registered a growth of 14.16 percent during April-March 2012. Mopeds, Motorcycles and Scooters grew by 11.39 percent, 12.01 percent and 24.55 percent respectively. If we compare sales figures of March 2012 to March 2011, the growth for two wheelers was 8.27 percent.

Domestic Sales Trends:

Number of Vehicles

Category

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Passenger Vehicles 1,143,076 1,379,979 1,549,882 1,552,703 1,951,333 2,501,542 2,618,072
Commercial Vehicles 351,041 467,765 490,494 384,194 532,721 684,905 809,532
Three Wheelers 359,920 403,910 364,781 349,727 440,392 526,024 513,251
Two Wheelers 7,052,391 7,872,334 7,249,278 7,437,619 9,370,951 11,768,910 13,435,769
Grand Total 8,906,428 10,123,988 9,654,435 9,724,243 12,295,397 15,481,381 17,376,624
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Exports

During April-March 2012, the industry exported 2,910,055 automobiles registering a growth of 25.44 percent. Passenger Vehicles registered growth at 14.18 percent in this period. Commercial Vehicles, Three Wheelers and Two Wheelers segments recorded growth of 25.15 percent, 34.41 percent and 27.13 percent respectively during April-March 2012. For the first time in history car exports crossed half a million in a financial year.

In March 2012 compared to March 2011, overall automobile exports registered a growth of 17.81 percent.

Export Trends:

Number of Vehicles

Category

2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Passenger Vehicles 175,572 198,452 218,401 335,729 446,145 444,326 507,318
Commercial Vehicles 40,600 49,537 58,994 42,625 45,009 74,043 92,663
Three Wheelers 76,881 143,896 141,225 148,066 173,214 269,968 362,876
Two Wheelers 513,169 619,644 819,713 1,004,174 1,140,058 1,531,619 1,947,198
Grand Total 806,222 1,011,529 1,238,333 1,530,594 1,804,426 2,319,956 2,910,055
Source: SIAM website
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