A record 266,424 automobiles were produced in Mexico in January, up 6.8 percent from the same month in 2014, the Mexican Automotive Industry Association, or AMIA, said.
The growth in automobile output “was bolstered by the plants that started operations last year” in Mexico, the AMIA said in a statement.
A total of 103,697 light vehicles were sold last month, a figure that was up 21.3 percent from January 2014.
The automotive industry in January experienced “the best level in history for exports of light vehicles in one month, exporting 204,907 vehicles, with 15.2 percent growth,” the AMIA said.
Exports to Asia and Canada grew strongly, rising 35.8 percent, compared to the 2014 figures for both regions.
Sales to Europe and the United States grew 15.3 percent and 13.7 percent, respectively, while exports to Latin America and Africa fell 25.5 percent and 13.5 percent, respectively.