01 August 2013 21:48 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--US automakers sold almost 1.32m passenger cars and light trucks in July, a nearly 15% increase from the 1.15m vehicles sold during the same month in 2012, Autodata said on Thursday.
For July 2013, passenger car sales increased nearly 13% to 657,000 vehicles, while light trucks rose over 15% to 658,000 units.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) estimates that each automobile contains an average of $3,297 (€2,473) worth of chemicals such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), nylon, polycarbonate (PC) and others.
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