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Macroeconomics  |  November 02, 2012 10:47:52

U.S. - car sales in October, at 14.22 million units in annual terms

In the U.S. in October sold 14.22 million units annualized, which is by 0.68 million below expectations. This follows from the data published yesterday Ward's Automotive Group. An interesting development was mainly sales of premium brands such as BMW, Mercedes and Audi. Currently battling for first place in the U.S. premium market with Mercedes and BMW was the October data showed that BMW dropped ahead of his rival to a mere 3 thousand. cars. In the past month is able to increase sales by 21% yoy to 26.5 thousand. (For 10M +6.7% yoy to 213 thousand.) And Mercedes by only 5.6% to 24 thousand. (For 10M +12% yoy to 216 thousand.) Like last year, so we will see a battle for the leader in this market until the last moments.

Addition editors:
Automobile sales in the first 10 months of this year went up by 14% and is estimated that by the end of the year will reach the level of 14.5 million, which was the best result of the year 2007. According to statistics from Autodata Corp. sales in October rose by 6.9% to 1.09 million vehicles, which fell short of market expectations set to grow by 12% to 1.15 million vehicles.
The automotive industry in the U.S. contributes 18% full in the final GDP growth. Capacity utilization reached North American automakers in 3Q level of 93.5%, the highest since 2006.

Asian manufacturers sales in October rose by 8% and 44.4% of them belonged to the American car market. 44.5% of the U.S. market include domestic manufacturers, which is worsening year by 1.2 percentage points.
Toyota's sales rose by 16%, which lags behind expectations market set to grow by 26%.
Prius sales rose by 52% to 16,774 cars, Camry sales rose by 36% to 29,926 units.
Honda's sales grew by 8.8% to 106,973 units, but market expected to grow by 16%. Civic sales increased by 28%.
Nissan's sales fell by 3.2% to 79,685 vehicles. Market estimated to grow by 4.6%.
Combined sales of Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia rose by 2.9% to 92,723 vehicles. The market expected to grow by 13%.

GM sales in October rose by 4.7% to 195,764 vehicles, which lags behind market expectations set to grow by 7.8%.
Markedly successful model Chevrolet Cruse with sales growth of 34% to 19,121 units.
Ford's sales rose by 0.3% to 167,947 vehicles, the Chrysler sale by 10% to 126,185 vehicles, both of which fell short of market expectations set to grow by 3.2 and 15% respectively. Sales of the Focus jumped 48% to 18,320 units.

European sales of VW as a whole grew by 20%. Estimated market growth of 26%.

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