U.S. Auto Battery Shipments Rose in October: Summary

Replacement automobile battery shipments rose in October, according to the Battery Council International.

Shipments of replacement vehicle batteries rose to 9.73 million units, while original-equipment battery shipments rose to 1.397 million units from the same period last year.

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                      Oct.   Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May  April   Oct.
                      2011    2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2010
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                      ------------------Total Shipments------------------
Replacement          9,730   8,941  8,870  8,181  8,955  8,477  8,012  9,431
Original-Equipment   1,397   1,346  1,386    958  1,353  1,290  1,237  1,227
                      --------------------YoY% Change--------------------
Replacement           3.2%   -3.8%  -5.2%  -4.4%   4.3%   1.1%  -4.9%    n/a
Original-Equipment   13.9%   11.4%  12.9%   3.2%   7.8%   7.6%   2.9%    n/a
                      --------------------MoM% Change--------------------
Replacement           8.8%    0.8%   8.4%  -8.6%   5.6%   5.8% -13.6%    n/a
Original-Equipment    3.8%   -2.9%  44.6% -29.2%   4.9%   4.3% -21.9%    n/a
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Note: Data in thousands of units.

Source: Battery Council International

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