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Mexico’s car production, exports rise in April

Keywords: Tags  Mexico, automotive, Mexican automotive exports, Mexican automotive production, Mexico, Latin America, Brazil, United States Amia

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s vehicle output increased by 15.6 percent year on year in April to 238,766 units, according to national automotive association Amia.

Domestic sales rose 19.5 percent in the same period to 83,527 vehicles; however, those sales were at "the same level as in 2004," the association said.

Exports increased by 2.8 percent vs. April 2012 to 185,548 units.

Shipments to the United States increased by 3.8 percent year on year to 119,923 cars, while sales to Canada dropped by 32.7 percent to 11,004 units.

Mexican vehicle exports to Latin America totaled 24,081 units, down by 12.1 percent compared with April 2012.

April exports to Brazil fell by 26.1 percent year over year to 12,736 vehicles, while exports to Argentina dropped 8.3 percent to 3,477 units in the same comparison.

Meanwhile, shipments to Asia jumped to 7,853 cars, up 176.3 percent over April 2012.

Exports to Africa and Europe also went up year over year by 17.3 percent to 1,343 units, and 7.4 percent to 18,511 vehicles, respectively, Amia said.

A version of this article was first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.

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