TITLE

THE NOT-QUITE BIG THREE

AUTHOR(S)
Flint, Jerry
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;7/3/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 12, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the economic activity of the automobile industry in Detroit, Michigan. Although the city's share of the automobile market will continue to decline, it will remain a player as long as the market is strong. General Motors made a bit fewer than 24% of the cars sold in the U.S. in 2006, Ford, on the other hand, ran a bit over 17%, excluding its foreign makes. Every point of market share is worth 170,000 sales. Lose a point, shut a plant. Lose two points, shut two more plants.
ACCESSION #
21669651

 

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