June 11, 2013
- Mexican domestic auto sales saw a rise of 19.59% in April 2013, as compared to April 2012, which represents an increase of 83,527 vehicles;
- Domestic auto sales in 2013 are at 2004 levels, while total sales volume in 2013 is at the same level as it was in 2002;
- Auto production grew 15.65% in April 2013 as compared to April 2012, reaching 238,766 units;
- April 2013 exports grew 2.8% over the prior year (185,548 units), with total volume during the first quarter of 2013 being 2.3% less than the same period in 2012;
- Total sales volume in the U.S. domestic market in 2013 is 6.9% higher than the same period in 2012, reaching total sales of 4,955,755 light vehicles sold;
- Mexican regional automotive exports during January – April 2013, as compared to the same period last year, showed the following results: exports to Asia increased 167.2%, to Africa 9.2% and to Europe 2.6%;
- A decrease in exports for the January – April 2013 time period occurred, as compared to last year, in the following markets: Latin America, a decrease of 38.5%, and Canada, with a decrease of 3%. The reason behind such decreases stems from import quotas imposed by Brazil and Argentina, Mexico’s principal South American markets.