Sarah Petit


Sarah tracks vehicle production and other global data trends.

North America Light-Vehicle Production Flat in First-Half 2017  1
Production in Mexico continued to break records, while plants in the U.S. and Canada slowed down for the summer.
World Vehicle Sales Up 2.7% in May 
Sales in the U.S. and China were slow, while most other countries saw improvements year-over-year.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Grew 9.0% in May 
Production was up in all three countries, with big gains from many manufacturers.
World Vehicle Sales Down 3.2% in April 
Vehicle sales were slow in every region for the month, though still outpacing 2016 year-to-date.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Declines in April 
Mexico continued to gain share of the region’s total while U.S. and Canada production slowed.
World Vehicle Sales Up 5.5% in March 
Demand was high across the globe, with North America seeing the smallest improvement.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Soars 8.9% in March 
Mexico posted a record-high total, while the U.S. and Canada saw modest gains.
World Vehicle Sales Rose 6.9% in February 
There were mixed results around the world, with improvements in many small countries but declines in several large markets.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Down 4.4% in February 
Big gains in Mexico output were not enough to outweigh losses in the U.S. and Canada.
World Vehicle Sales up 3.7% in January 
Sales were slow in North America, but increased elsewhere including in South America for the first time in over a year.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Up 2% in January 
An increase in light-truck production outweighed a continued decline in car output.
World Vehicle Sales Grew 6.0% in 2016 
More vehicles were sold in 2016 than ever before, with growth coming from every region except South America.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Posts Record Total  1
For the second year in a row, North America light-vehicle production reached a new high.
World Vehicle Sales Grow 8.7% in November 
Positive results were seen in many countries for the first time in months.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Up 3.6% in November 
Increases in both car (+3.1%) and light-truck (+3.8%) output brought the region to a best-ever November total.


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