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Posts written in June 2012

Global Car Manufacturing Industry Grew By 4.8% in 2011

  The global car manufacturers industry grew at a strong rate in 2011. Some of this growth was encouraged by certain government schemes to encourage purchase of cars which shows that the market is seen as vital to the economic wellbeing of many different countries. This is both in terms of manufacturing and consumer markets. It also allows certain countries to strengthen their export markets as many cars manufactured in regions such as Asia-Pacific are shipped globally with some brands having a large presence across the globe. The global car… Read more

Developing Countries Propping up the Truck Manufacturing Industry

  Because of on-going financial difficulties being experienced in many nations around the world, truck manufacturers in a myriad of countries have suffered. However, developing countries such as India and China have propped up the industry, allowing the global value to increase despite weak economic conditions in Western countries. The global truck manufacturers industry grew by 8.3% in 2011, to reach a value of $558.6 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 4.5% for the period spanning 2007-2011. Growth was primarily driven by demand in South America and Asia-Pacific,… Read more

Innovation remains the name of the game for Microsoft’s Xbox 360

  Innovation has been central to Microsoft’s success since entering the video games industry in 2001 and if the company’s keynote presentation at the recent E3 expo in Los Angeles is anything to go by, it will form the cornerstone of the Xbox’s success for the foreseeable future. At the same expo last year, rival games console manufacturer Nintendo unveiled its eighth generation console and successor to the extremely popular Wii, the Wii U. Nintendo’s latest machine, which is slated to hit the shelves in Q4 2012, features a revolutionary… Read more

The Global Forest Products Industry Grew by 3.7% in 2011

  Because of on-going financial difficulties being experienced in many nations around the world, the forest products industry in a myriad of countries has suffered. As a result, despite strong growth from the South American region, the global value and consumption of the forest products industry suffered a significant decline over the period 2007-2011. The global forest products industry grew by 3.7% in 2011, to reach a value of $264.2 billion, representing a compound annual rate of change of -4.5% for the period spanning 2007-2011. This performance was primarily driven… Read more

Strong Growth in South American and Eastern European Automotive Manufacturing Industries

  Weak economic conditions and on-going financial difficulties in North America and Western Europe resulted in low market expansion in these regions, which was negated at a global level by strong growth in the South American and Eastern European automotive manufacturing industries. The global automotive manufacturing industry grew by 6.3% in 2011 to reach a value of $1,435.5 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.5% for the period 2007-2011. Volumes also increased in 2011, growing by 4.3% to reach a volume of 136,589.6 thousand cars, representing a… Read more