Bajaj Auto December sales dips 7%

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New Delhi, Jan 2 (UNI) Country's second largest motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Auto Ltd today said its December sales have dipped seven per cent to 1,99,470 units from 2,14,928 units in the same period a year ago.

Sales of motorcycles fell six per cent to 1,76,441 units against 1,87,063 units, said a company statement.

The sales of all two-wheelers slipped five per cent to 1,77,249 units from 1,87,179 units.

The three-wheeler units' sales in December 2007 stood at 22,221 as compared to 27,749 units, declining 20 per cent.

However, the exports rose 29 per cent to 50,702 units from 39,385 units a year ago.

The sales for the period of April-December 2007 saw a decline of nine per cent to 1,899,127 units as against 2,095,839 units in the same duration a year ago.

The motorcycle sales for the period of April-December 2007 also dropped 10 per cent to 1,660,182 units compared to 1,843,654 units in the same period in 2006.

The two-wheeler segment also witnessed a fall of 10 per cent at 1,678,491 units during April-December 2007 against 1,858,641 units in the same period a year ago.

The three-wheeler sales also dipped seven percent in the said period to 2,20,636 units compared to 2,37,198 units in April-December 2006.

However, exports increased 41 per cent to 460,591 units in April-December 2007 as against 325,728 units in the same period a year ago.

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