Bajaj Auto's motorcycle sales down 14% in October

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 01, 2019 16:50 hrs
Worker prepares a Bajaj motorcycle before it is delivered to a customer at a Bajaj showroom in Kolkata

New Delhi: Festive season has failed to reverse negative sales trend in the domestic auto sector. Leading bikemaker Bajaj Auto has reported a 14 per cent decline in its sales of motorcycles in the month of October this year.

The Pune-based company could sell 2,42,516 units of motorcycles during October in the domestic market as against 2,81,582 in the same month last year. It, however, saw a marginal increase of 3 per cent in exports with a total of 1,56,397 units shipped to various countries during this period.

The company's total sales of motorcycles remained negative during October, 2019 amid demand slump.

In the commercial vehicle segment also, the sales declined with domestic and export delivery together falling 13 per cent to 64,295 units.

Industry experts expect auto sales cycle to witness a gradual recovery due to the confluence of factors such as increasing discounts, better rural sentiment, lower interest rates, higher government spending and a possible introduction of the scrappage policy.