GM's China Sales Pass U.S.

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says it sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S. for the first time in its 102-year history.
The company sold 2.35 million vehicles in China. That's about 136,000 more than it sold in the U.S.
GM says sales in fast-growing China were up 28 percent, but rose only 6.3 percent in the U.S. GM's sales were up 12 percent worldwide as it recovered from a 2009 bankruptcy.
Despite GM's growth, Toyota held onto the title of world's largest automaker. The Japanese company reported 8.42 million sales worldwide last year. That's 30,000 more than GM's 8.39 million.
GM expects growth to continue. On Monday the company will add a shift to a Flint, Mich., truck plant to handle increased demand.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    Well now.What would any one expect the news to report.They have thousands of the USA JOBS.Did our gov stop this from happening?NO.This could destroy the USA and if people haven't figured this out by now sorry.How many NEW jobs can we make in the USA?China and mexico hold the market.Can the USA offer products cheaper?Probably not.We pay people at least mim wage.Other countries pay pennies for a hr wage.No insurance or retirement.Are we going to end up working for so little just to get our jobs back??Will the USA gov continue to High tax business.More will just leave states or this country.When is enough - enough ?????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    So what. I know for a fact that most of the cars and trucks GM sold in China are made in China.,
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