Auto sales in the United States at the highest level in 6 years – Record the automotive sector in the United States in 2013 best since the time of his later prosperity before 2008, but the results in December came in below expectations .
But the performance in December, does not refer to the tough times in 2014, where many predicted corporate executives and analysts that the growth of the sector remains the best of macroeconomic growth , as happened a time of recession.
December sales were affected by Thanksgiving holiday feast that has turned more sales than usual to November as well as the blizzards that kept the consumer purchase according to what was said by a number of auto makers and analysts.
GM said that car sales in the United States will end on December sales rate of 15.6 million vehicles a year – an increase of about eight percent – compared with a forecast of experts polled by Reuters at a rate of 16 million vehicles.
This will be the best annual sales since 2007, when sales reached 16.1 million units. The sales plunged to 10.4 million cars in 2009 before starting to recover again.
And GM’s sales fell six percent in December to 230 157 cars , compared with analysts expectations for a slight increase of sales .
Ford sales increased two percent to 218 058 car also below expectations .
Toyota Camry and ended the year at the top of most best-selling passenger car for the second year in a row .
But Toyota said its sales in the U.S. fell 1.7 percent in December to 190 843 cars , compared with expectations of a slight increase .
And Chrysler announced a six percent increase in sales last month to 161 007 cars registered in December, the best performance since 2007, but it came too little below analysts’ expectations .