Consumers rather than fleets drive auto gains

Snyder, Jesse
November 2010
Rubber & Plastics News;11/29/2010, Vol. 40 Issue 9, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that retail customers rather than fleet buyers drove the automobile sales recovery in the U.S. in 2010. As reported, the annual selling rate in 2010 was the best since the summer of 2009. According to George Pipas, chief sales analyst for Ford Motor Co., retail sales have started the recovery in October 2010 and in 2011, retail will outperform fleet nearly every month. Ford's retail volume increased 23 percent in October 2010.


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