Automobile Industry in India Grows 24% in November 2017

All segments of the automobile industry in India recorded double-digit sales growth in November ’17. Sales of passenger vehicles grew 14 percent, lowest among all segments, while those of motorbikes and scooters grew 23 percent. Sales of commercial vehicles were up by 50.4 percent.

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Business Standard reports that according to data issued by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), demand from India’s rural areas is driving sales for two-wheeled vehicles.  Vishnu Mathur, director general at SIAM, said, “In the goods carrier segment, trucks have grown mainly on enhanced spending by the government on infrastructure projects. However, the bus segment remains impacted, as government buying remains at a slow pace.” 

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California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.


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