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Maruti Suzuki sales fall for second month as south Indian flood hurts demand

Flood-hit Kerala state accounts for about 8% of Indian auto sales

MUMBAI (NewsRise) -- Maruti Suzuki India, the nation's largest auto maker, saw a second consecutive month of sales decline in August after heavy rains and floods in southern India hurt demand for cars and sport-utility vehicles.

Total sales fell 3.4% to 158,189 units last month, the Suzuki Motor unit said in a statement on Saturday. Domestic sales of Maruti's cars, minivans, and SUVs fell 2.8% to 147,700 units, while exports declined more than 10% to 10,489 units.

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