China auto sales up 19.5% in ’13

Jump seen as sign of recovery; India forecasts decline

Posted: March 12, 2013 at 3:14 a.m.

General Motors Co. Cadillac CTS (left) and SRX vehicles are displayed at a dealership in Shanghai in February. Auto sales in China rose in the first two months of 2013, the government said Monday.

China’s auto sales accelerated in the first two months of this year, rising 19.5 percent over the same period of 2012 in a possible positive sign for an economic recovery.

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Business, Pages 23 on 03/12/2013