Heather Rowe

Research Associate,

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

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.
China Records Highest January Output Ever
The timing of the Chinese New Year bolstered production.
China Production Soars to Record in 2012 
Production rose 4.6% to 19,271,808 units from year-ago levels.
China Vehicle Production Up 4% in November
Production growth in China rose slightly in November to 1,761,381 units, up 4.1% from year-ago levels.
China Production Rises Slightly in September Despite Japanese Woes
China built 1,660,875 vehicles in the month, its highest volume since March.
China Production Continues to Rebound in August
China vehicle production rose 7.4%, compared with year-ago, to 1,501,445 units in August.
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