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South Korea Automakers Vehicle Sales in October

Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea automakers’ sales for October rose 10.2 percent from a year earlier to 676,580 vehicles.

The following is a table detailing South Korea carmakers’ sales last month and for the year to date from company statements.

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                   Oct.     Oct.     YoY%        YTD        YTD    YoY%
                   2011     2010     Chg.       2011       2010    Chg.
=============================================================================
Total           676,580  614,122    10.2%  6,353,544  5,582,020   13.8%
 Local          120,998  132,709    -8.8%  1,220,380  1,189,417    2.6%
 Export         555,582  481,413    15.4%  5,133,164  4,392,603   16.9%

Hyundai Motor 
 Total sales    364,809  321,259    13.6%  3,307,769  2,988,321   10.7%
 Local           58,886   62,615    -6.0%    570,339    539,125    5.8%
 Export         305,923  258,644    18.3%  2,737,430  2,449,196   11.8%


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                   Oct.     Oct.     YoY%        YTD        YTD    YoY%
                   2011     2010     Chg.       2011       2010    Chg.
=============================================================================
Kia Motors    
 Total sales    212,348  191,667    10.8%  2,066,620  1,694,898   21.9%
 Local           41,302   43,147    -4.3%    408,916    395,247    3.5%
 Export         171,046  148,520    15.2%  1,657,704  1,299,651   27.5%

Ssangyong Motor
 Total sales      9,125    7,445    22.6%     95,365     64,775   47.2%
 Local            2,011    2,954   -31.9%     32,196     25,616   25.7%
 Export           7,114    4,491    58.4%     63,169     39,159   61.3%

GM Korea      
 Total sales     69,647   68,775     1.3%    669,850    615,503    8.8%
 Local           11,056   11,589    -4.6%    116,293     98,863   17.6%
 Export          58,591   57,186     2.5%    553,557    516,640    7.1%

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                   Oct.     Oct.     YoY%        YTD        YTD    YoY%
                   2011     2010     Chg.       2011       2010    Chg.
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Renault Samsung
 Total sales     20,651   24,976   -17.0%    213,940    218,523   -2.1%
 Local            7,743   12,404   -38.0%     92,636    130,566  -29.1%
 Export          12,908   12,572     3.0%    121,304     87,957   37.9%
=============================================================================

Note: Hyundai and Kia sales include overseas factories.

Source: Company statements

To contact the reporter on this story: Sarina Yoo in Seoul at kyoo3@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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