Argentina vehicle production jumps 15.5% for August

06 September 2016 18:26 Source:ICIS News

MEDELLIN, Colombia (ICIS)--Argentine domestic automobile production declined by 8.5% in August year on year, but jumped by 15.5% over the previous month, the Argentine Automakers Association (ADEFA) said on Tuesday.

In August, 43,552 vehicle units were produced, ADEFA said.

Auto exports hit 16,486 units in August, showing a surge month on month rising by 27.4%, but year on year numbers saw a decrease of 19.7%, according to the trade association.

Total vehicle sales January through August were at 462,834, about 11.5% over the volumes sold during the same period last year.

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By Leela Landress de Perez