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TABLE-India's Maruti Suzuki September sales up 9.8 pct

Oct 1 (Reuters) - Maruti Suzuki India Ltd's

vehicle sales in September:

Sept 2012 Sept 2011 pct chg TOTAL SALES 93,988 85,565 9.8 DOMESTIC SALES 88,801 78,816 12.7 PASSENGER VEHICLES 68,957 66,667 3.4 EXPORTS 5,187 6,749 -23.1

NOTE: Maruti Suzuki India, controlled by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp

, is India's largest carmaker and also makes commercial vehicles.

The carmaker's production loss was about $250 million during July and August due a shutdown at its Manesar factory.

(Reporting by Henry Foy in MUMBAI; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)

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