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Global motor-vehicles production continues to flactuate: dramatic decrease of growth rate in 2011 changed to slight upturn in 2012, which is yet significantly lower than it was in 2010. Western Europe keep on loosing its share in world automobiles production as car-producers tend to close their European plants becaure of overcapacity in Europe. Meanwhile Asia, preceded by China, gradually expands its gain, as well as North America, where vehicles production almost doubled during last 4 years. In 2012 commercial vehicles production growth rate, driven mostly by North America, increased a little bit lower than passenger cars production. However analysts expect commercial vehicles production to bounce back in 2013. Moreover, according to forecasts, global motor-vehicles production is expected to be less volatile in coming years but also more moderate given oil prices to rise in the future.

Sources: Car Production Statistics,1999-2013WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION: WORLD RANKING OF MANUFACTURERS 2006-2012

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