Review of performance.

Divisional performance

Automotive

As shown in the table below, all major markets, except Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, experienced increased production relative to 2010. The strongest rates of production growth were in North America and India.

Car and light vehicle production
(millions of units)
2011 2010 Growth
(%)
Europe 20.3 19.1 6
North America 13.1 11.9 10
Brazil 3.2 3.2 0
Japan 7.9 9.1 -13
China 17.2 16.8 2
India 3.6 3.3 9
Others 11.6 11.0 5
Total – global 76.9 74.4 3

Source: IHS Automotive

Further information on trends in, and the outlook for, major automotive markets is given in our markets.