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Automotive Statistics

June 11, 2013
Automotive Statistics
  • 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.
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