CANBERRA -- Australia’s car and component exports rose 19% in 2001 to a record A$5 billion ($2.6 billion). The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says sales have more than doubled in five years, and the industry is on track to reach the government target of A$6 billion ($3.1 billion) by 2005. "Given the current trends, we believe we will achieve that earlier than 2005," says Peter Sturrock, chamber chief executive. Top domestic-seller Holden Ltd.’s exports remained unchanged ...

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