China's auto sales up 19.5 percent in first two months of 2013 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by By Associated Press   
Monday, 11 March 2013 06:45

BEIJING (AP) — An industry group says China's auto sales rose 19.5 percent in the first two months of the year in a possible positive sign for an economic recovery.

The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said Monday that automakers sold 2.8 million cars in January and February. Total sales, including trucks and buses, rose 14.7 percent to 3.4 million vehicles.

That growth was an improvement over 2012's full-year rate of 7.1 percent for cars and 4.3 percent for vehicles overall.

Global automakers are looking to China to drive revenues amid weakness elsewhere. After a surge, the growth rate for auto sales cooled steadily last year due to an economic slump and ownership curbs imposed by some cities to control traffic and smog.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

Front Page Stories

Market Square already bustling with business
07/26/2014 | MARIE THOMAS BAIRD Sentinel Education Editor
article thumbnail

Market Square in BG along Wooster Street. (J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune) Market S [ ... ]


Young man goes west to further his acting career
07/26/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Arts & Entertainment Editor
article thumbnail

Justin Betancourt (left) and Jeffrey Guion perform. (Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune) J [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles