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Big Three Automakers Have Disappointing December, But Sell Over 7 Million In 2013

The total industry expects 2013 U.S. sales to come in at 15.6 million, the best year since 2007, when it sold 16.1 million.

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The closely watched monthly numbers were a bit disappointing for Chrysler — sales were up 6%, while analysts were expecting an 8.3% jump.

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But the December numbers were disappointing: sales of 182,062 were down 6% from last year, and analysts were expecting a .8% increase.

Like its rivals, Ford had a disappointing December: it sold 218,000 cars, up 2%, but analysts were expecting 5.9%

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

Contact Matthew Zeitlin at matt.zeitlin@buzzfeed.com.

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