US September auto sales rise by 13% year on year

02 October 2012 22:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US September sales of passenger cars and light trucks increased by 13% year on year, an industry publication said on Tuesday.

Autodata reported that sales of passenger cars and light trucks in September totalled 1.19m units, up from 1.05m sold in the same month a year ago.

Sales in the first nine months of 2012 rose 14.5% year on year.

The US automobile industry comprises one of the major segments for chemicals such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), styrene butadiene rubber (SBR), nylon 6 and nylon 6,6, polycarbonate (PC) and several synthetic fibres and paints and coatings.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) estimates that each automobile contains an average of $3,297 (€2,572) worth of chemicals.

($1 = €0.78)


By: Wesley Busch
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