GM's China Sales Speed Past U.S. Sales

Sales doubled in November from last year

General Motors announced on Dec. 1 it sold more vehicles in China in November than in its home market of the United States.

The company saw its sales double in China in November versus the same month a year before, reaching 177,339 vehicles, according to the company's top market analyst Mike DiGiovanni. In the U.S. sales dipped 2% year-on-year to 151,427 units.

The figures were enough to boost GM's share of the burgeoning Chinese market by 13%..

"China was once again an outstanding level of sales," said DiGiovanni, adding that in November one in every four cars were sold in China.

At an annualized rate 68.2 million units were sold worldwide in November. "We're seeing the global industry clearly strengthening across the board," he said.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2009

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