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Good Automotive Numbers for the First Month of 2013 as Compared to January of 2012

February 11, 2013
Good Automotive Numbers for the First Month of 2013 as Compared to January of 2012
  • Mexican domestic auto sales in January 2013 increased 11.9% over January, 2012, with a total of 84,269 vehicles sold;
  • January 2013 domestic sales numbers are at the same level as in January 2003;
  • In January 2013, auto production grew 19.8% over January, 2012, with a total of 241,855 units manufactured;
  • January 2013 exports increased by 14.2% over exports in January 2012, totaling 178,562 units.
  • Exports by region in January 2013, as compared to January 2012, showed the following changes: Africa increased by 403.7%, Asia by 227%, the United States by 31.5%, Europe by 29.8% and Canada by 16%;
  • Exports to Latin America showed a notable decrease of 56.2%, owing to protectionist policies in Latin America;
  • Sales in the U.S. domestic market reached 1,039,926 units during January 2013, which is 14.3% higher than in January 2012. Of this total, Germany increased its exports to the U.S. in January 2013 by 4.4%, Japan by 2.5%, Korea by 1.4% and Canada decreased its exports by 2.2%, while Mexico’s increased by 31.5%;
  • Domestic U.S. auto sales in January 2013 are still 4.4% below levels reached in January, 2007, before the global economic crisis and recession;
  • The U.S. continues to be by far the most important destination for Mexican exports, receiving 72.2% of Mexico’s total automotive exports.
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