Domestic Sales v/s Exports Statistics – FY19 MTD

While the domestic sales of passenger vehicles have slowed down; the exports statistics has been disappointing too this year. The Domestic volumes have grown by a meager 3.27% in the past 11 months and Exports have dropped by a hefty -10% in the same timeline. We are not sure if India’s losing the competitive advantage in terms of production and this could hamper the sub-continent’s plan of becoming Asia’s production hub.



Stats for Apr’18 to Feb’19

Snippets from the statistics shown above:

  • Hyundai is leading the Export OEM Rankings and was ahead of Ford with a margin of just 1,573 units. Mar’19 exports volumes will decide on who’ll Top the rankings table for FY18-19.
  • Ford exports almost 1.7 times the volumes that it actually sells in the country. Making India a export base has helped Ford to rightly utilize the production capacity and ensure loses are minimized.
  • Similar to Ford; the OEMs whose exports are higher than the domestic sales are  – GM, VW & Nissan. In fact; GM is using its Talegaon facility only for exports as the domestic operations have ceased.
  • Maruti Suzuki’s export numbers are minuscule when compared to its domestic volumes. With capacity expansion in place; we were expecting the exports volumes to grow for India’s biggest automaker.

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  1. This is very interesting data that also provide cues to the readiness of the respective OEMs for BS VI adaptation. Ford is right on track with Figo, Freestyle and Ecosport. These are mostly heading for Europe with Euro 6 Engines as Ka+, Ka+ Active and Ecosport. Despite the 6 airbag configuration, they are able to achieve a not more than the 3-star rating in Euro NCAP. Pricing is helping a bit to drive sales. Hyundai i10 used to be the leading export car to Europe for Hyundai India. Hope they find another model to sustain the pace. Maruti Suzuki may not see better numbers to Europe, but Africa and Asia markets might get some export numbers with Toyota tie up. European brands do not have big export plans out of India as European capacity is not at optimum utilization due to electric cars momentum, diesel curbs and CO2 taxes.

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