EXCLUSIVE: AUSTRALIA: Record January 2001 sales generate concern
Record January sales following a strong December, vehicle price rises and predictions of economic downturn present the perception that all is well in the auto world Down Under. However, matters are far from fine - even for General Motors' affiliate Holden which claimed almost one in five of sales in a bullish start to 2001, writes Mike Duffy. For while January kicked off with 8.5 percent market growth over the same month the previous year, close analysis of the sales statistics prompts widespread cause for concern.
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