Maruti Suzuki profit slides as chip shortage slams production

An estimated 116,000 vehicles could not be produced due to the electronics component shortage

Maruti Suzuki India’s royalty payments to parent Suzuki Motor Corp, which used to be investors’ concern till three years ago, touched the lowest in a decade in the financial year ended March 31.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd posted a 65.3% plunge in second-quarter net profit on Wednesday, as a worldwide semiconductor shortage hammered production at the country's largest carmaker.
Car makers have been forced to make sharp production cuts this year as supply chain disruptions and booming demand for consumer electronics have led to an acute shortage of chips, which have become a critical component in automobiles, powering everything from fuel injection to entertainment systems.
Maruti cut production by 60% in September, citing the shortage. Its passenger car sales for the month dipped 67.4%.

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First Published: Oct 27 2021 | 2:17 PM IST

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