Royalty, technical fee cost Indian units of global auto majors Rs 8,000 cr

The Indian units of global auto majors such as Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota, Ford, and Nissan together spent more than Rs 8,000 crore on royalties and technical fee, when the numbers for either FY20 or FY19 are considered. It was equal to nearly 4 per cent of their combined net sales. The numbers for Maruti Suzuki are for FY20 while those for others are for FY19. The foreign exchange outflow on account of royalty payment has been, however, more than made up by their exports. Last year, these companies exported passenger cars and two-wheelers worth Rs 44,150 crore, nearly five t.....

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