India’s major and popular automaker Maruti Suzuki on Saturday posted a marginal year-on-year decline of 1.1 per cent in total sales during July 2020.

As per the data, the company’s total off-take declined to 108,064 units from 109,264 units sold during July 2019. The total sales include 100,000 units off-take in the domestic market and 1,307 units to other OEM.

Exports during the period under review fell to 6,757 units from 9,258 units being shipped out in July 2019.

However, the sales have improved when compared with the June 2020 numbers.

“Maruti Suzuki India Limited posted total sales of 108,064 units in July 2020. This is a growth of 88.2 per cent over June 2020 and a fall of 1.1 per cent over July 2019.”

“This includes domestic sales of 100,000 units and 1,307 units for o ther OEMs in the domestic market. In addition, the company exported 6,757 un its in July 2020.”

The improved sale numbers from June to July signals a better second quarter for the Maruti Suzuki.

Keeping the present scenario of social distancing into consideration, the numbers of first time buyers are expected to rise in the coming future as more and more people are opting to commute via personal vehicle over public transport to reduce the risk of infection.