April 2020 2-wheeler sales have been nil for all the manufacturers as all the production plants were closed following the Government’s advisories…
As a ritual monthly sales numbers have started arriving in our mailboxes and they are on the expected lines. It must be known that all production facilities of manufacturers and dealerships were closed following Government’s lockdown initiatives to stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, not a single motorcycle or scooter has been dispatched by manufacturers from their factories, nor have sales commenced at dealerships. However, makers did export few thousand 2-wheelers out of India.
April 2020 2-Wheeler Sales
TVS says it has complied with the Government’s advisory and kept its plants shut for the lockdown duration. As a result it registered zero sales in the domestic market. However, after resumption of operations at the Chennai port, it dispatched 8134 units of two-wheelers and 1506 units of its three-wheelers for international markets.
Honda informs that all four of its production facilities in the country were closed from 22nd March till the entire month of April. Hence there were no sales in the domestic market. However, it exported 2630 units to its export markets.
The country’s largest 2-wheeler exporter Bajaj Auto exported 32,009 units of its motorcycles in the month of April. These are 80 percent less than last year’s numbers of 1,60,393 units. In the domestic market Bajaj registered an absolute 100 percent decline as there were no sales.
Makers have urged the Government to allow all operations for auto companies to be functional. Almost all the major manufacturers have also kickstarted the resumption of their operations from today onwards. It will be a gradual process with minimal workforce along with the mandatory protocols of social distancing and basic sanitization that everyone will have to follow.