Manufacturer's inventories and sales

British candy producers show their products at the international candy fair ISM in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Approx. 5 % of German production of sweets, with a value of around 800 million Euro, is exported to the important United Kingdom market. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
February 01, 2019 - 8:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Nearly a third of U.K. firms may shift their operations abroad because of Britain's pending departure from the European Union, a survey of 1,200 company directors suggested Friday, as the political stalemate over a Brexit deal heightened jitters among businesses. The survey by the...
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January 07, 2019 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — New vehicle sales in the U.K. fell in 2018 by their biggest rate since the global financial crisis a decade ago due to a weaker economy and a raft of regulatory changes, an industry lobby group said Monday. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the new car market was...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2010 file photo, auto worker Brenda Hedland takes a picture of the first Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan to come off the assembly line at a ceremony inside the GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio. Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)
January 03, 2019 - 7:32 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. rose slightly in 2018, defying predictions and highlighting a strong economy. Automakers reported an increase of 0.3 percent over a year ago to 17.27 million vehicles. The increase came despite rising interest rates, a volatile stock market, and...
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A woman browses her iPhone as she walks by a mural depicting an iPhone and Chinese people buy smartphone to communicate with family members, at a subway station in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Apple Inc.’s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to Chinese consumers who are jittery over an economic slump and a trade war with Washington. The tech giant became the latest global company to collide with Chinese consumer anxiety when CEO Tim Cook said iPhone demand is waning, due mostly to China. Weak consumer demand in the world’s second-largest economy is a blow to industries from autos to designer clothing that are counting on China to drive revenue growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 03, 2019 - 11:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc.'s $1,000 iPhone is a tough sell to consumers in China unnerved by an economic slump and the trade war with the U.S. CEO Tim Cook said in a letter to shareholders Wednesday that demand for iPhones is waning and revenue for the last quarter of 2018 will fall well below...
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December 11, 2018 - 7:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — A painful contraction in China's auto market deepened in November as sales fell for a fifth month amid an economic slowdown and consumer anxiety over a tariff fight with Washington. Sales of SUVs, sedans and minivans in the global industry's biggest market plunged 16 percent from a...
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Members of Unifor, the union representing the workers of Oshawa's General Motors assembly plant, stand near the entrance to the plant in Oshawa, Ontario, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. General Motors will lay off thousands of factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. General Motors is closing the Oshawa plant. (Eduardo Lima/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 12:26 am
DETROIT (AP) — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. It's the new reality for automakers that are faced with the...
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In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, a staff members walks past a semi truck loaded with new vehicles in the parking lot for a local automaker in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October, tumbling 13 percent from a year earlier and adding to an unexpectedly painful downturn for global automakers in their biggest market. (Chinatopix via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 4:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales sank for a fourth month in October as an unexpectedly painful slump in the global industry's biggest market deepened. Purchases of SUVs, sedans and minivans contracted 13 percent from a year earlier to just over 2 million units, the China Association of Auto...
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October 12, 2018 - 6:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's auto sales shrank for a third straight month in September, adding to pressure on the country's leaders who face slowing economic growth and a tariff fight with Washington. An industry group, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, said Friday that sales shrank 12...
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October 02, 2018 - 8:12 pm
Vehicle sales are slowing down despite a run on big SUVs. Major automakers said Tuesday that U.S. sales fell 7 percent in September and 4 percent for the June-through-September quarter, compared with the same periods last year. Weaker numbers for September and the third quarter wiped out a 1.8...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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