Statewise Car Sales – Q1 FY19

We have been trying to understand the state-wise car sales statistics and were able to cover since FY17 extensively. As shared earlier in our posts, the vast diversity of the sub-continent is evident in the car sales and the Market Share varies surprisingly as well. Yes, you read it right! This time we have gone a step ahead and tried to cover the market reach data for top 2 OEMs. Before jumping on to the numbers, would like to explain the complexity of our market and want to highlight these points –

  • India has 33 states (as per the consideration here & includes the Union Territories such as Pondicherry, etc)
  • Maharashtra alone contributes to ~10% of national volumes!
  • East Zone has highest number of states (13), but volume contribution is the least in 4 Zones
  • In terms of land area, Rajasthan stands No. 1 in India (source). However in terms of Passenger Vehicle (PV) sales, it Ranks 9th! Trivia – Rajasthan is bigger than Oman in terms of area!
  • In Q1 FY19, Mizoram has witnessed the highest YoY growth (70%) in India!
  • Passenger Car industry has grown a healthy 19.92% in Q1 FY19 v/s Q1 FY18! East Zone grew the highest at 27%

Statewise Passenger Cars Sales Data for Apr’18-June’18 (Q1) –

Please Note:

  1. The Zones have been ranked as per volumes. West is ranked 1 and is just marginally (2944 units) ahead from North Zone which is ranked 2nd!
  2. In Every Zone, the States have been sorted as per their volumes. Ex: Kerala is the first state in South Zone (as it has the highest volume in the Zone for Q1)
  3. Industry Comparison with the same period Last Year done as well to understand the state’s and region’s performance. YoY growth of those states has been highlighted whose growth was lower than their respective average. Ex: Tripura grew 26% and is highlighted in red as the growth was lower than East Zone’s YoY growth rate of 27%.

Ranking of States basis volumes:

  • The 33 states have been ranked as per H1 volumes
  • Every state’s contribution to All India volumes have been calculated as well
  • Top 10 states contributed to ~70% of the national volumes. And Top 5 states contributed to ~42% of National Volumes. This is also an excellent indicator of statewise variance in terms of car sales.

  • Maruti + Hyundai contributes to 68.36% of passenger vehicle sales in India. Maruti alone contributes to 52.6% of passenger vehicle sales!
  • In Jammu & Kashmir, Maruti + Hyundai’s Market Share was a mind boggling 83%.
  • In terms of Zone-wise presence – Maruti has the least market share in East Zone & Hyundai has the lowest Market Share in South Zone!
  • Hyundai has single digit Market Shares only in 2 markets – Nagaland & Andaman!

17 thoughts to “Statewise Car Sales – Q1 FY19”

    1. East has been a traditional stronghold for players like Tata & Mahindra as the market usually opts vehicles like Bolero, Scorpio, Sumo etc due to improper infrastructure. These vehicles are also used as people mover.

  1. Great analysis!!! Have been waiting for this for a long time!!! Thank you!!!
    It would be even great if you can publish volumes sold in major cities – may be a max of 2 cities per State…

  2. Amazing statistics! Thank you

    Now South zone is loosing its potential, AFAIK it was on top last year. What may be the reasons in drop?

    1. Indian market is extremely seasonal and the same is evident in sales figures as well. While South is No.3 for Q1, expect the trend to see a surge in Q2 as second quarter is usually good in South vis-a-vis other zones.

  3. That’s indeed a lot of number crunching! Great job!

    The hunger of Delhites for new cars – private or commercial – simply refuses to ebb. It is at 7th spot, but consider the fact that its only a city-state with less than 1500 km² of land area! Ahead of Delhi in rankings and the next larger state in terms of land area is Kerala, which is about 26 times bigger, but sells just 1.2 times higher numbers! How this bodes for the infrastructure of Delhi in the coming years is something that needs to be watched.

  4. Meghalaya has the highest % of Maruti cars sold and the highest % of Maruti and Hyundai cars sold. I can imagine how many modrls other brands sell in the state. Pity indeed

  5. Dear Admin,
    If possible, plz share sales no of premium segments. Like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volvo, JLR, Rolls, Aston etc.

  6. Good Analysis. Thanks for the same. While continuing with this data, if you can share brandwise MS for all the Car manufacturers, it will be like insight of market.

  7. This data seems to be wrong. Q1 2019 sales is down compared to Q1 2018. Please check as here it is showing a growth of 20%

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