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Mumbai, Sept. 1

BAJAJ Auto Ltd (BAL) on Thursday reported a 34 per cent rise in the total sales of two and three-wheelers in August this year at 186,802 units, from 139,743 units in the year-ago period.

Two-wheeler sales for the month were up 37 per cent at 164,020 units (119,895 units for the year-ago period), including a 40 per cent increase in motorcycle sales to 149,415 units (106,745 units). Sales of three-wheelers moved up 15 per cent to 22,782 units (19,848 units). Exports increased by 75 per cent to 23,752 units (13,575 units).

For the April-August period, BAL registered a 29 per cent gain in total sales of two- and three-wheelers to 841,180 units (654,476 units), including a 33 per cent rise in two-wheeler sales to 742,502 units (558,899 units). Motorcycle sales were up 41 per cent at 687,174 units (485,791 units), while sales of three-wheelers were up 3 per cent at 98,678 units (95,577 units). Exports for the period were higher by 13 per cent at 88,943 units (78,875 units).

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated September 2, 2005)
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