Commercial vehicle sales volume likely to decline 3-6% in FY25: CareEdge Ratings

CareEdge Ratings in its latest report has said that commercial vehicle sales volume is expected to decline 3-6 per cent in the current fiscal (FY25) due to a slump in demand. It noted that the drop in sales volume is due to a slowdown in demand in both the medium and heavy commercial and light commercial vehicle segments, as well as on account of high inventory levels with dealers. 

According to the report, the muted growth in FY24 was mainly due to the high base of FY23, the transition to BS VI leading to higher vehicle costs and a slowdown in infrastructure projects amidst elections during the latter part of the year leading to higher inventory with dealers.

However, the report said there is hope for improvement in the latter half of FY25 as infrastructure projects pick up pace post-monsoon and anticipated interest rate cuts provide some relief. It added that replacement demand and mandatory scrapping of older government vehicles are also expected to support volumes in FY25.