Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Mid-June Auto Sles Decline 6.8 Percent

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Mid-June Auto Sles Decline 6.8 Percent

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DETROIT (AP) - The Big Three automakers' mid-June sales of North American-made cars and trucks lagged 6.8 percent behind the same period last year, the companies said Wednesday.

General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. said they sold vehicles at an average daily rate of 34,655 during the June 11-20 period, down from an average 37,192 a day in the mid-June period last year.

Car sales trailed 9.2 percent, while truck sales were down 2.9 percent.

For the year through June 20, Big Three car and truck sales ran 7.6 percent behind last year's pace, dropping to a daily rate of 32,609 from a 35,285-a-day average last year.

For the year, car sales lagged 10.6 percent and light truck sales trailed by 2.6 percent.

Chrysler said its mid-June vehicle sales were 15.5 percent behind last year's sales. Car sales dropped 18.3 percent. Sales of light trucks, including the minivans that provide much of the company's profits, were off 12. …

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