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The sales of light vehicles in Mexico increased by 18.3pc in the first seven months of 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA) reported on Wednesday.


Between January and July, a total of 602,681 units were sold, compared to 506,474 units in the same period of 2020, the AMDA explained.


In July sales grew by 12.7pc, to 82,157 vehicles from 72,921 units in the same year-ago period.


Vehicle production up in H1

According to the National Institute of Geography, Statistics, and Informatics (INEGI), light vehicle production increased by 6pc in H1 2021, to 1.59 million units from 1.51 million in the first half of last year. In June, production grew by 6pc to 263,955 units from 250,158 units in the same month a year ago.


Light vehicle exports also grew by 7pc in the first half of 2021, to 1.4 million vehicles from 1.3 million units exported in H1 2020, INEGI noted, adding that in June, Mexico exported 18pc more vehicles at 234,394 units compared with 198,520 units in June 2020.

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