Maruti Suzuki sales down by 2.1 per cent

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New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) Country's biggest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, today said its sales decreased by 2.1 per cent at 70,296 vehicles sold in March 2008, compared to 71,772 units a year ago.

The company sold 64,421 units in the domestic market as compared to 64,556 units a year earlier while the exports fell to 18.6 per cent at 5,875 units from 7,216 units last year.

The company sold 764,842 vehicles in 2007-08, a growth of 13.3 per cent over the previous year.

''While strengthening its leadership in the A2 segment, Maruti Suzuki also attained leadership in the A3 segment for the year 2007-08. The company sold 49,335 cars in the A3 segment, a whopping growth of 66.1 per cent over the previous year,'' a statement said.

The company's sales included exports of 53,024 during 2007-08, the highest ever in the company's history, growing at 34.9 per cent during the year, the statement added.

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