SAO PAULO – Exports of Brazilian cars slid 19.5% in the first five months of 2002, totaling $97.9 million. If exports continue at this pace, industry observers say it will be difficult to reach the goal of $450 million in foreign sales this year. Ford Motor Co. is the only company of the "big four" to record an increase in exports with $116 million, up 11.4% over the same period last year. Ford's biggest client in the truck segment is Australia, where it plans to sell 2,800 trucks. A total ...

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