General Motors Sales Increase 13.4% in China

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Despite its recent slowdown, the Chinese market is still crucial to most automakers that have global ambitions, and GM is no exception. The General has just announced that its sales in the largest single market in the region have increased by 13.4 percent in the month of August.
This jump in demand is surprising, as this figure comes on the back of reduced government support for the automotive industry. In addition, the figure represents not only the best August result ever, but also the third best monthly sales result in China.

During the first eight months of 2011, GM has managed to deliver a total of 1,652,693 vehicles, 205,885 of them in finding new owners last month alone. Of the Chinese joint ventures, Shanghai GM sales in China were up 21.7 percent to 98,674 units while sales by SAIC-GM-Wuling, including its new Baojun brand, were up 8.2 percent to 102,959 units. Demand for Buicks was especially strong, but Chevrolet sales were up an impressive 55.8 percent too.
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