Two-Wheeler sales May 2021 present a very sorry picture for the overall industry due to COVID-19 led lockdowns and restrictions…
So, we now have the wholesale data of most of the manufacturers for the month of May 2021. Instead of reporting individually about each manufacturer, we believe reporting them under a combined table gives a better picture.
Because of lockdowns and various restrictions across the country due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, sales have been muted with limited dispatches. During the month many manufacturers also announced plant closures for a few days.
You will see greener numbers as compared to May 2020 because last year was even worse for the industry due to the nationwide lockdown. And to present a bigger picture we are also adding last month’s numbers.
Two-Wheeler Sales May 2021
|Maker||May 2021 Sales||May 2020 Sales||April 2021 Sales|
As you can see there has been a complete change of standings with Bajaj moving ahead of TVS and Honda (and TVS displacing Honda), but we should not be reading too much into these numbers as this is a temporary disruption and all makers are handling things according to their own ways.
With things beginning to ease out in many states, we are hopeful of better sales in the months to come. Next month numbers will be very interesting to read because various makers are hopeful of pent-up demand that may have got created due to the recent shutdown of dealerships.
Suzuki and Yamaha are yet to report their numbers. We will also do another story on May’s export numbers soon.