Heather Rowe

Heather
Rowe
Research Associate,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
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.
China Records Highest January Output Ever
The timing of the Chinese New Year bolstered production.
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