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Auto parts industry to grow by 15% in FY20 despite demand slowdown: Icra

The ratings agency also expects automobile volumes to grow 8-9% during 2019-20, as against 14.8% growth during 2018-19

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The domestic auto components industry is expected to grow at around 15 per cent in the next financial year despite a slowdown in demand in the automotive sector, according to  

The growth is supported by healthy volume growth in two-wheelers, and tractor segment until November last year.

The also expects automobile volumes to grow 8-9 per cent during 2019-20, as against 14.8 per cent growth during 2018-19. 

"Weighted-average demand for auto components from OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) is expected to grow by 10-11 per cent in the next fiscal, as compared with 9.5 per cent expected in FY2018, supported by strong commercial vehicle volumes," said.

For exports, trade disputes, punitive tariffs, higher fuel prices and rising interest costs are expected to play spoilsport in light vehicle sales in the US, which is the major market for auto components industry other than Europe, over the next 12-18 months, it added. 

First Published: Thu, January 17 2019. 14:30 IST