U.S. Auto Battery Shipments Fell in July: Summary

Replacement automobile battery shipments fell in July, according to the Battery Council International.

Shipments of replacement vehicle batteries fell to 8.18 million units, while original-equipment battery shipments rose to 0.958 million units from the same period last year.

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                      July    June    May  April  March   Feb.   Jan.   July
                      2011    2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2010
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                      ------------------Total Shipments------------------
Replacement          8,181   8,955  8,477  8,012  9,270  8,506  9,298  8,555
Original-Equipment     958   1,353  1,290  1,237  1,584  1,289  1,154    928
                      --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Replacement          -4.4%    4.3%   1.1%  -4.9%   8.2%  26.3%   4.2%    n/a
Original-Equipment    3.2%    7.8%   7.6%   2.9%  19.4%  13.7%  10.9%    n/a
                      --------------------MoM% Change--------------------
Replacement          -8.6%    5.6%   5.8% -13.6%   9.0%  -8.5%  -6.7%    n/a
Original-Equipment  -29.2%    4.9%   4.3% -21.9%  22.9%  11.7%  17.4%    n/a
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Note: Data in thousands of units.

Source: Battery Council International

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