Heather Rowe

Research Associate,

Heather is a member of the WardsAuto Data and Research Team.

More Than 85 Million Vehicles Sold Worldwide in 2013 
Toyota was the world’s top seller for the second year in a row in 2013, with deliveries rising 2.4% to 9.9 million units.
China Posts Record Output in November 
Car builds totaled 1,170,640 in November, the highest monthly volume ever for the sector, up 18.1% over like-2012.
World Vehicle Sales Up 5% in November 
China saw sales soar to a new record in November with just over 2 million vehicles sold.
China Vehicle Production Up 20.6% in October
Car output climbed for the eighth straight month, up 16.9% over year-ago to 1,046,678 units.
World Vehicle Sales Solid in October 
North America rebounded from the 3.1% decline seen in September with deliveries up 10.0% vs. October 2012.
Strong Asia Growth Hoists World Sales in September
Deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region accounted for 45.9% of global results in September, up 2.3 percentage points from like-2012.
China Records Largest Production Growth in Three Months
Car output rose 7.8% in the month, accounting for 56.1% of China’s total builds.
Europe, South America Dampen World Sales Growth in August
North America posted a 26.9% share of the global market last month, the largest for the region since August 2009.
Solid North American Growth Boosts World Vehicle Sales in July
A 13% increase in North America deliveries was the core driver for a 5% gain in global deliveries last month.
China Production Climbs 10.2% in July
Auto makers manufactured 2 million more units through the year’s first seven months than in like-2012.
China Vehicle Production Slows in June
June’s output fell 6.1% from May’s 1.8 million builds.
World Vehicle Sales Flat in June
North America once again led the markets, up 8.0% from prior-year to 1.7 million units, accounting for 19.4% of global deliveries. June marked the region’s 25th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.
China Vehicle Production Up 15% in April
China builds rose to 7 million units through the year’s first four months.
China Production Surges Past 2 Million Units in March
What once was considered a vehicle used strictly for farming or construction, the SUV now is considered a status symbol for consumers. Output surged 25.1% in the month to 193,885 units.
China Production Plunges Following New Year Celebrations
A late celebration of the Chinese New Year largely contributed to the steep decline. Factories were shut down for several days to observe the holiday that normally falls in January.
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