Car Sales Report For May 2020: Karnataka Registers Highest Four-Wheeler Sales Followed By Kerala

Car sales in India slowly resumed operations in mid-May 2020 after a shut down of nearly two months in the country, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With car companies slowly restarting production, sales and service operations across India have also started.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

The car sales report in the month of May 2020, witnessed a drop of 86% in the Indian market. Having said that, here are the sales figures from each state in India and their contribution to the country's total four-wheeler sales last month.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

At the top of the list is Karnataka, registering the highest four-wheeler sales last month. The state registered 5,847 units of sales in the month of May 2020, which is a 66.5% drop compared to the same month last year when it registered close to 17,500 units of sales.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Following Karnataka is the state of Kerala, which came in second position with 3,282 units of sales. The southern state of Kerala registered a decline of 80 per cent when compared to sales in May 2019, which stood at 16,569 units.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Uttar Pradesh registered the third-highest car sales in the month of May 2020. Four-wheeler sales in the state registered a 90 per cent decline falling from over 27,000 units in May 2019 to just 2,622 units in the previous month.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Tamil Nadu comes in fourth with 2,227 units of sales in May 2020, while Rajasthan completed the top-five with 2,062 units of sales. Both Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan registered similar declines of around 86 per cent dropping from 16,500 and 14,800 units, respectively.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown
Rank State / UT Car Sales May'20 May'19 Growth (%)
1

Karanataka

5,847

17,489 -66.57
2 Kerela 3,282 16,569 -80.19
3 Uttar Pradesh 2,622 27,840 -90.58
4 Tamil Nadu 2,227 16,597 -86.58
5 Rajasthan 2,062 14,849 -86.11
6 Assam 1,923 6,881 -72.05
7 Maharashtra 1,875 28,687 -93.46
8 Delhi 1,836 13,343 -86.24
9 Punjab 1,557 8,066 -80.70
10 Haryana 1,168 14,233 -91.79
11 Odisha 1,136 3,828 -70.32
12 Chhatisgarh 1,016 4,378 -76.79
13 Gujarat 790 22,735 -96.53
14 Bihar 740 5,090 -85.46
15 Goa 693 1,471 -52.89
16 Himachal Pradesh 353 4,372 -91.93
17 Jharkhand 253 4,816 -94.75
18 Chandigarh 239 1,308 -81.73
19 Mizoram 180 398 -54.77
20 Uttarakhand 148 4,098 -96.39
21 Tripura 121 441 -72.56
22 Arunachal Pradesh 120 663 -81.90
23 Puducherry 117 678 -82.74
24 Jammu And Kashmir 101 7,082 -98.57
25 Nagaland 91 515 -82.33
26 Sikkim 90 378 -76.19
27 Meghalaya 87 966 -90.99
28 West Bengal 38 7,310 -99.48
29 D & N and D & N 34 340 -99.00
30 Manipur 3 416 -99.28
31 Ladakh 0 96 -100

Source: Rushlane

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Maharashtra which registered the highest car sales in May 2019 with 28,687 units fell to seventh place during the previous month. The state registered a drop of 93.46 per cent with just 1,875 units of sales.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Assam, on the other hand, which usually doesn't sit in the top-10 list came in above Maharashtra in sixth position. The state registered 1,923 units of sales last month, which is still a drop of around 72 per cent from 6,881 units during May 2019. Delhi, Punjab and Haryana completed the top-10 states in eighth, ninth and tenth position, respectively.

State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020 In India : Karnataka, Kerala & Uttar Pradesh Register Highest Sales Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

Thoughts On The State-Wise Car Sales Report For May 2020

Car sales in India have taken a massive hit amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Car brands are still experiencing low customer sentiments to purchase new vehicles post the lockdown. However, demand seems to be slowly on the rise, with carmakers expecting a couple of months before sales can get back to near-normalcy.

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Article Published On: Saturday, June 13, 2020, 18:22 [IST]
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