A sluggish demand in the Africa and Latin America, major export markets for the automobile industry in India, the export figures dropped by 15.87 per cent to 2.44 lakh units in April 2016. According to the data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the exports were around 2.90 lakh units in April 2015. This comes after 3 months of continuous growth where January saw a rise of 3.8 per cent, February saw 0.95 per cent growth and March saw a good 6.53 per cent of growth. The reasons for decline in exports were attributed to the challenges faced by African and Latin American markets. Countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Nigeria have always been strong markets for export. But at the moment, the Latin American countries have been hit with inflation, which has reduced the purchasing power of the people there.
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