As we are already aware that the nation has been under a lockdown for the entire month and all operations were closed in April which has resulted in Maruti Suzuki posting zero sales.
For the first time in the history, Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker has posted zero monthly sales and every automaker is expected to report the same. Auto manufacturers are expected to report zero production figures as well on account of all plants and manufacturing facilities being shut for most of April. However, the government did allow Maruti to partially resume operations in Gujarat and Maruti Suzuki managed to export 632 vehicles from the Mundra port.
The company had suspended sales and production March 22 onwards which is when Janta curfew was implemented nationwide. Maruti Suzuki saw a decline of 47 per cent in overall sales in March 2020 selling 83,792 units as compared to the 158,076 units sold in the same month in 2019. This de-growth was a direct result of the coronavirus outbreak which had taken a toll on sales ahead of the lockdown when people were advised to maintain social distancing.