Sarah Petit


Sarah tracks vehicle production and other global data trends.

North America Production Flat in February 
Weak results from the U.S. and especially Canada were reported, while totals continued to rise in Mexico.
World Vehicle Sales Up 6.7% in January 
China leads global sales growth in January.
North America Production Down 1.6% in January 
Car output was down across the region, while light-truck volumes swelled.
World Vehicle Sales Grew 2.7% in 2017 
Increased demand was seen in all large markets, except the U.S. and the U.K.
North America Production Down 4.3% in 2017 
Mexico production soared as automakers began production of popular models there, while output in the U.S. and Canada slowed.
World Vehicle Sales Up 2.7% in November 
Totals were up across all four regions, with the biggest growth coming from South America.
North America Production Down 3.6% in November 
Results varied among manufacturers in the region, with huge gains by several automakers while others pulled back production.
World Vehicle Sales up 2.7% in October 
Soaring demand was seen across the globe, including double-digit gains in Europe and South America’s biggest markets.
North America Production Slowed 4.2% in October 
Volumes in Mexico continued to break records, while plants in the U.S. and Canada pulled back production.
World Vehicle Sales Rose 4.6% in September 
Demand improved year-over-year across all regions, with significant gains seen in the largest markets.
North America Production Down 12.7% in September 
Manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada pulled back production, while output in Mexico grew by double digits.
World Vehicle Population Rose 4.6% in 2016
Vehicle populations grew rapidly in developing countries while wealthy nations saw little change.
World Vehicle Sales Up 4.1% in August 
Growth was seen in developing nations across the globe, as well as in large established markets in Europe.
North America Production Down 8.5% in August 
Numbers were down in the U.S and Canada while Mexico posted another record total.
World Vehicle Sales Up 2.9% in July 
Sales were strong across the globe, though the U.S. and the U.K. were among the few to decline from year-ago.

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