The country’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), reported a four percent drop in total wholesale sales on Saturday to 1,53,149 units in December 2021.
The company had sold 1,60,226 units by December 2020, MSI said in a statement.
In December 2021, domestic sales fell 13 percent to 1,30,869 units last month, from 1,50,288 units in December 2020.
“The shortage of electronic components had a minor impact on vehicle production during the month. The shortage mainly affected the production of vehicles sold in the domestic market,” MSI said.
The company has taken all possible measures to minimize the impact, it added.
Sales of mini-cars, comprising Alto and S-Presso, fell 35 percent to 16,320 units, compared to 24,927 in the same month last year.
Similarly, sales of the compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 11 percent to 69,345 units, from 77,641 cars in December 2020.
Sales of the Ciaz mid-size sedan fell to 1,204 units, compared to 1,270 units in December 2020.
Commercial vehicle sales, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose five percent to 26,982 units, compared to 25,701 vehicles in the same month a year ago, MSI said.
However, exports have doubled to 22,280 units, from 9,938 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.