New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India (MSI), the country's largest carmaker, reported a 32.7% decline in sales in August.

The company sold 1,06,413 units in August in comparison to 1,58,189 units sold in August 2018, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Domestic sales were at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units of August last year, it added, indicating that there was a decline of 34.3%.
Mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR also saw a decline of 71.8% in sales with 10,123 units sold in the month of August as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year.

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Sales in the compact segment also saw a fall of 23.9%, with 54,274 units of models including Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, sold in comparison to the 71,364 cars sold in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, saw a rise of 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.