U.S. light-vehicle sales are forecast by Ward's to fall a third consecutive month in December, but the year still will end as the best ever on record. December light-vehicle sales are projected at 1.305 million units, equal to a daily selling rate (DSR) of 52,204, 2.7% below same-month 1999's 52,349 (25 selling days both periods). The December forecast leaves October-December as the first quarter since third quarter 1998 to decline (2.5%) from the same year-ago period. That trend likely ...
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