The Indian automobile industry had sold 142,849 units in the corresponding period of last year. Data furnished by SIAM showed that total passenger vehicle sales, which include cars, utility vehicles and vans, in the month under review went up by 5.42 percent at 212,438 units from 201,521 units in November 2013.For last month, SIAM reported a 9.05 percent growth in commercial vehicles sales, which is a key indicator of economic activity.

The sales stood at 47,686 units, up from 43,730 units in the corresponding month of last year. Three-wheeler sales rose by 3.14 units at 41,737 units from the 40,468 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

SIAM said that total two-wheeler sales in the month under review grew by 4.89 percent at 1,301,431 units from 1,240,795 units sold in the corresponding month of 2013.Total scooter sales in the period under review zoomed by 26.49 percent at 386,547 units from 305,586 units sold in the like period of last year.

However, motorcycle sales declined by 3.05 percent at 853,254 units from 880,078 units sold in November last year. Exports for the month went up by 31.98 percent at 334,410 units from 253,378 units being shipped out.

Total vehicle sales in November grew by 5.03 percent at 1,603,292 units from 1,526,514 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.