IHS Automotive forecasts 88.6M unit global light vehicle market in 2015; 2.4% growth

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in 2014 as a result of industrial overcapacity and weakness in the real estate sector. million units, aided with increased auto finance penetration, fast dealership expansion and government vehicle scrappage programs. The campaign is expected to have a long-lasting effect on premium parts/vehicle prices in China. In the United States, IHS Automotive analysts continue to believe the upside risks for auto demand are more apparent than the downside risks.

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Scotia Economics report sees double-digit increase in global vehicle production in first half of 2011; China to surpass European vehicle output this year

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Rising global vehicle sales and profitability have encouraged automakers to continue to increase vehicle production, providing the global economy with some positive offset to the dampening impact of the recent surge in energy prices, according to the latest Global Auto Report released on Friday by Canada-based Scotia Economics. In the report, Gomes noted that the auto industry will also add to economic growth in Latin America.

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