STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Domestic commercial vehicle sales to grow 6-7 per cent in current fiscal: ICRA

Domestic commercial vehicle sales are expected to grow by around 7 per cent in the current fiscal on the back of pent-up demand post-GST and replacement cycle in CVs driving the sales.

Published: 05th November 2017 12:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2017 02:21 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose only

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Domestic commercial vehicle (CV) sales are expected to grow by around 7 per cent in the current fiscal on the back of pent-up demand post-GST and replacement cycle in CVs driving the sales, as per rating agency ICRA.

The CV sales remained on the slow lane prior to July during the first quarter due to various reasons including pre- buying in fourth quarter of last fiscal and fleet operators deferring new vehicle purchases in view of incoming GST regulation from July 2017.

As a result of these factors, the domestic CV sales contracted by 9.1 per cent during the first quarter with M&HCV (Truck) sales being impacted the most.

"The industry will find its momentum back aided by increased thrust on infrastructure and rural sectors in the recent budget, potential implementation of fleet modernisation and higher demand from consumption-driven sectors," ICRA Senior Group Vice-President Corporate Sector ratings Subrata Ray said.

There has also been considerable improvement in cargo managed by Railways during the same period, he added.

"Given these considerations, ICRA expects the domestic CV industry to register a growth of 6-7 per cent in FY 2018," Ray said.

Within the CV industry, the M&HCV (Truck) segment is likely to register a growth of 2-4 per cent during the current fiscal aided by pent-up demand post GST, higher budgetary allocation towards infrastructure and rural sectors.

The segment would also benefit from stricter implementation of regulatory norms especially related to vehicle length (for certain applications) and overloading norms, Ray said.

ICRA also expects LCV (Trucks) segment to grow 14-16 per cent in the current fiscal, he added.

The rating agency also expects accordingly, a 10-12 per cent drop in bus sales during the current fiscal as compared to the previous year.


Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp