© Reuters. Ford (F) reports decline in U.S. sales in November
Ford Motor (NYSE:) reported Monday a 0.5% decrease in U.S. new vehicle sales for November. This decline comes as the Detroit automaker is focused on resuming operations in crucial plants following a prolonged workers’ strike, impacting overall vehicle production.
In late October, Ford successfully negotiated a resolution with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, concluding a strike that lasted for over a month and is estimated to incur a cost of $1.7 billion for the company.
The previous month, in October, sales had also dropped by 5.3%. However, analysts noted that the Detroit Three automakers had stockpiled inventory in anticipation of the strike’s impact.
Ford’s CFO John Lawler mentioned in October, the complexity involved in restarting the plants following the deal, a deal that UAW workers officially approved in November.
By November, the automaker confirmed that all the impacted plants had been successfully restarted.
Ford announced on Monday that sales of its electric vehicles surged by 43.2% to 8,958 units compared to the previous year. However, sales of its trucks experienced a slight decline, slipping by 2.8% to 78,971 units during the same period.
Overall, the company reported a total of 145,559 vehicles sold in November, slightly lower compared to the 146,364 units sold during the same period last year.
Shares of F are up 1.80% in mid-day trading on Monday.