Passenger car wholesale in the country fell 19 pc in November, as the shortage of semiconductors continued to affect car production and subsequent deliveries to dealer partners, auto industry body SIAM said Friday.
Passenger car (PV) shipments were 2,15,626 units last month, down 19 percent from 2,64,898 units in November 2020.
Similarly, total two-wheeler sales fell sharply 34 percent to 10,50,616 units last month, from 16,000,379 units in the same period a year ago.
Total three-wheeler shipments were 22,471 units, down 7 percent from 24,071 units in November 2020. Total vehicle sales in the categories fell to 12,88,759 units last month, compared to 18,89,348 units in the same period a year ago. .
“The industry continues to face headwinds from the global semiconductor shortage. During the holiday season, the industry hoped to make up for lost ground, but sales in November 2021 were the lowest in seven years for passenger cars, the lowest in 11 years for two-wheelers and the lowest in 19 years for three-wheelers,” said Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Director General Rajesh Menon.
Amid the mounting threat from Omicron, the new Covid variant, the industry is proactively ensuring worker safety and monitoring any issues in the supply chain, he added.