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40842 le 1/4 2011 18:21

Ford Outsells GM in US For Second Time Since 1998
Published: Friday, 1 Apr 2011 ' 1:09 PM ET Text Size By: Reuters and

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General Motors U.S. sales in March came in below expectations Friday as the automaker eased off the generous incentives it offered car buyers over the first two months of the year.
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While higher gasoline prices drove demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles such as GM's Chevrolet Cruze, analysts said the rising prices at the pump could threaten any recovery.

Ford [F 15.2677 0.3577 (+2.4%) ] said total sales in March rose 19.2 percent and the automaker outsold GM for only the second time since 1998.

"The recovery is fragile," analyst Michelle Krebs said, adding that sales in March weakened later in the month as gasoline prices rose.

"The consumer does not like uncertainty, and they had a heavy dose of it in March." Also raising concerns is the expected impact of the Japan crisis on the global auto supply chain.

GM [GM 32.18 1.15 (+3.71%) ] said total U.S. sales in March for its four brands rose 11.4 percent from last year to 206,621 vehicles.

Including its four former brands-Hummer, Pontiac, Saab and Saturn-GM sales rose 9.6 percent.

And Nissan [NSANY 17.62 -0.03 (-0.17%) ] said its sales rose 27% to 121,141 vehicles in March in the U.S., the highest total for a month ever.

The rise was driven by an incentive program that Nissan has been running this year.

Nissan brand sales rose 28% to 109,854 and Infiniti sales rose 14% to 11,287 vehicles in March. Among the best sellers for the month were the Japan-built Rogue compact SUV, registering 14,174 sales, up 69% over the previous year. Nissan Sentra sales doubled to 17,851.

Edmunds had expected a gain off 11 percent including the former brands, and and JP Morgan also said the results missed expectations.

Auto sales represent one of the first snapshots every month of U.S. consumer demand, and 34 economists surveyed by Reuters estimated March sales would rise 12 percent on average.

Other automakers are scheduled to report March U.S. sales later on Friday.

March is traditionally a stronger sales month than February, but lower incentive spending by GM, Toyota Motor Corp and others likely resulted in a lower growth rate than February's stronger-than-expected 27 percent gain.

GM sales chief Don Johnson said incentives per vehicle on average were $600 to $800 lower last month and the automaker would be prudent and disciplined with its deals going forward.

The expected slower industry growth has raised concerns about the recovery in the U.S. auto market, although U.S. employment on Friday recorded a second straight month of solid gains in March and the jobless rate fell to a two-year low of 8.8 percent, marking a decisive shift in the labor market that should help underpin the economic recovery.

Despite the sales increase, rising oil prices and the resulting pain at the pump could push consumers away from more lucrative light trucks.

Light truck sales, which include pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, make up a little more than half of U.S. auto sales and account for a disproportionate share of profits at the U.S. automakers because of their higher prices.

"Clearly, with gasoline prices rising, we have seen a shift to the compact segment," Johnson said.

"Whether that continues or not I think depends on what the trend of gasoline prices is going to be in the future." Gasoline prices rose more than 3 cents to $3.60 a gallon over the last week, the Energy Department said.

Slideshow: 30 Cars That Get 30 MPG

The average price of regular gas is 80 cents higher than a year ago as conflict in Libya and rising tensions in the Middle East have sent the cost of crude oil to above $100 a barrel.

Another focus is the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami last month which caused many supplier plants there to close or cope with power outages.

Johnson said GM is monitoring the situation closely, but declined to speculate on its impact.

He said the U.S. automaker has a "very good" level of vehicle inventory going into April.

GM said total U.S. sales for passenger cars rose 15 percent in March, while crossover and pickup truck sales rose 20 percent and 11 percent, respectively.

GM shares were up 2.5 percent at $31.80 on the New York Stock Exchange at midday, below their $33 price when they reappeared on the NYSE last November.

Ford shares were up 2.7 percent at $15.31.

1/4 2011 18:28 le 040843

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Powered by an improving economy, U.S. auto sales rose substantially in March with Chrysler Group LLC, Nissan Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co. leading the gains.

Chrysler reported sales of 121,730 cars and light trucks in March, an increase of 31% from a year ago and its highest monthly total in nearly three years. Nissan nearly matched Chrysler's total, selling 121,141 new vehicles, thanks to heavy incentives.

Ford sales jumped 19% to 212,295, enough to put its monthly total ahead of bigger rival General Motors Co. for only the second time since 1998.

GM's sales increased 10% to 206,621 vehicles on brisk sales of passenger cars. Results were slowed somewhat because it pulled back from the high sales incentives offered at the beginning of 2011.

GM exceeded Ford in retail sales to individual consumers who buy cars and trucks from dealers. Many in the auto industry consider retail sales a more accurate reflection of a company's performance in the market. Ford's total was helped by sales to fleet buyers such as rental fleets and government agencies. They made up 35% of Ford's total, and only 27% of GM's.

Hyundai Motor Co. also reported its best monthly sales ever in the U.S., posting a 32% increase to 61,873 vehicle sales.

A total for March new-vehicles sales was not available on at midday on Friday because some auto makers were still reporting their figures.

Overall, demand for autos in the U.S. seems to be holding to a steady, upward trajectory, following another drop in unemployment and further rises in corporate profits, Don Johnson, GM's top sales analyst, said in a conference call. GM estimated that the seasonally adjusted, annualized sales pace in March reached 13 million vehicles. That would mark the sixth month in a row the figure topped 12 million, although it would be down from February's pace of 13.4 million vehicles.

Mr. Johnson acknowledged that higher gasoline prices are pushing U.S. consumers to buy more small cars and fewer larger models like trucks-the kind of vehicles that generate big profits for GM, Ford and Chrysler.

"We are starting to see a shift to compact cars but consumers are not delaying purchases," Mr. Johnson said. "That's really good news."

He also said there remains "a lot of fluidity and uncertainty" around the impact that the crisis in Japan will have on production in the coming months. GM last month idled a U.S. small truck factory in a move to conserve parts as Japan-based suppliers struggled to get operations back online following the earthquake and tsunami.

GM outspent all its rivals on discounts in January and February, prompting some analysts to question whether the company had returned to an old practice of using profit-eroding incentives to drive down sales.

On Friday, the company said its incentive spending levels in March were the lowest since the company emerged from bankruptcy in the summer of 2009.

Chrysler, which like GM was bailed out the by the U.S. government and reorganized in a bankruptcy court, redesigned almost of its models for 2011, and saw benefits from that effort in March. Sales of Dodge vehicles, which were given plusher interiors, rose 46% in March. It is unclear how much of the gain was driven by fleet sales because Chrysler is one of the few auto makers that does not break out retail and fleet sales figures.

Nissan's March total was the highest it has ever recorded in the U.S. market. The company has been running a substantial sales-incentive program that pays dealers bonuses for driving up sales, according to dealers familiar with the effort.

Among the best sellers for the month was the Japan-built Rogue compact SUV, registering 14,174 sales, up 69% over the previous year. Sales of the Sentra compact doubled to 17,851 vehicles. Nissan also 298 Leaf all-electric cars and has sold a total of 452 since the car's December launch.

1/4 2011 18:47 le 040844

bilsalg indien 11 03

hold da op hvor det stiger, det er godt man har fundet ud af at bare man har
bilsalget behøver men ikke at vide så meget mere om økonomiens retning bortset
fra at man også skal følge det hele men med den viden at alle andre data stort
set retter sig ind efter bilsalget når man bruger de rette dynamiske modeller
for sammenhængene

det bliver spændende at se hvormeget indiens bilfabrikker bliver påvirket af
komponentproblemer fra japan, men det vil jo bare være en lagerreduktion, og
indtil nu har jeg kun hørt om honda, der er en meget lille spiller i det indiske
marked - det er svært at vide hvor mange komponenter maruti inporterer fra japan

Maruti Suzuki sales up 28 pc in March, jump 25 pc in 2010-11
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segmentMaruti Suzuki India Ltd.
1276.6001.03%13.05Vol:61522 shares tradedNSE
1279.1501.35%17.00Vol:267937 shares tradedPrices'Financials'Company
Info'ReportsNEW DELHI: The country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India today
reported a 28.20 per cent jump in total sales for March to 1,21,952 units from
95,123 units in the same month last year.

For the entire 2010-11 financial year, the company's sales soared by 24.81 per
cent to 12,71,005 units from 10,18,365 units in the previous fiscal, Maruti
Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

In March, 2011, the national capital-based firm reported an increase of 38.85
per cent in sales in the domestic market to 1,10,424 units from 79,530 units in
March, 2010.

MSI's exports, however, fell by 26.07 per cent to 11,528 units from 15,593 units
in the year-ago period, the company added.

The sales of the company's once bread-and-butter model M800 rose by 5.54 per
cent to 2,915 units from 2,762 units in March, 2010, the statement said.

The A2 segment (comprising Alto, WagonR, Estilo, Swift, A-Star and Ritz)
witnessed 43.27 per cent growth in sales to 78,460 units from 54,762 units in
the same month a year ago.

A3 segment sales (consisting of SX4 and DZiRE) increased by 33.07 per cent to
13,910 units from 10,453 units in the corresponding period a year ago, the
company said.

Last month, the company sold 103 units of its Kizashi luxury sedan, which was
launched in February, 2011.

MSI's total passenger car sales rose 40.32 per cent to 95,388 units in March
from 67,978 units in the same month in 2010, it added.

During the 2010-11 fiscal, MSI's domestic sales increased by 30.08 per cent to
11,32,739 from 8,70,790 units in the previous fiscal, the company said.

Exports during the year, however, declined by 6.31 per cent to 1,38,266 units
from 1,47,575 units in 2009-10, it added.

Total passenger car sales last fiscal stood at 9,66,447 units, as against
7,65,533 units in the previous fiscal, up 26.24 per cent.

2/4 2011 04:36 pete45 040852

hmm gad vide hvordan carsales var i Japan i marts

2/4 2011 08:25 le 040853

hvis man tror at en enkelt naturkatastrofe et enkelt sted i verden kan ændre dynamikken i den globale økonomi eller aktiermarkedernes bevægelser, dynamik og faser i de enkelte brancher mm, har man ikke meget overblik over den globale situation og som sagt betyder en nedgang i den japanske bil og elektronik produktion at det ikke er efterspørgslen der svigter, selvom der uden tvivl er en del mennesker i japan, der udskyder deres bilkøb sålænge man er usikker på stråling i bl.a. tokyo området og i det nordøstlige japan, men det er udbuddet der er faldet og japan incl deres produktion i udlandet, der udgør 75% af produktionen af japanske biler, der ikke er ramt af nogen nedgang i efterspørgslen, men boomer, de rammes også pga svigtende komponentleverancer og eksport af færdige biler, hvor fabrikkerne har stået stille i hele japan siden den 11 marts i bil og elektronik produktionen så der bliver et kæmpe efterslæb, der skal indhentes i japan når de lagre, der snart er nede på ingenting skal genopbygges samtidig med at den globale efterspørgsel boomer

i den forbindelse er udviklingen i mellemøsten langt mere farlig, hvis den fører til fortsatte stigninger i olieprisen, for det kan nemlig godt påvirke den globale økonomiske udviking, hvis olieprisen kommer derop, hvor der kommer en oliekrise, men det har intet med udviklingen i japan at gøre

tværtimos betyder d øje olie, energo ig andre råvarepriser at efterspørgslen også boome ri afrika/mellemøsten og andre olie/råstoflande herunder rusland og latinamerika

2/4 2011 08:29 le 040854

de 75% af japans bilproduktion, der sælges uden for japan, er sammensat af 25% produceret og eksporteret fra japan og 50% hvor der er omfattende eksport af komponenter til disse udenlandske fabrikker fra japan så der er kun 25% tilbage af den japanske bilproduktion, der afsættes i japan

2/4 2011 09:21 akademikeren 040857

Jeg er meget enig i at naturkatastrofe ikke vil ændre dynamikken, derfor købte jeg også 2 dage inde i overreaktionen. Det har givet et pænt afkast

2/4 2011 14:31 johnsen 040871

hej pete45;

Godt at se dig "Just in time". Lidt ligesom bil- og elektronikproduktion.

2/4 2011 14:45 pete45 040872

Japansk bilsalg ned med 25 pct. Europa ned med o,6

Hej Johnsen,

Hvis man vil belyse en situation skal man have alle relevante oplysninger med.....

Japan kommer til at betyde en nedgang i world growth iår med 0,5 pct formegentlig hvilket også er en slat...

Japanske aktier kan da godt være et køb, der har bare ikke været meget stigning på den front i 20 år

2/4 2011 16:35 le 040874

hvis pete45 og johnsen har tænkt sig at fortsætte hetzen fra ei gennem de sidste 2 år fra ei herinde, kan jeg bare sige at så stopper jeg også med at skrive her

2/4 2011 17:43 pete45 040877

hvori ligger hetzen, så vidt jeg kan se er det ganske sagligt. At du er modstander af at der er andre meninger end din er trist...... endvidere hvis man analyserer skal man lige huske at tage alle oplysninger med, ikke kun de som passer i ens eget kram

2/4 2011 18:27 johnsen 140878

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