January vehicle sales totaled 7.43 million globally, starting the year 7.8% behind year-ago’s 8.05 million. It was the fifth straight month of slowing sales worldwide. Sales tumbled 11.1% in the Asia-Pacific region to 3.72 million units, the biggest month-over-month decrease since January 2012. China sales totaled 2.37 million vehicles, falling 15.7% below 2018’s January-best 2.81 million. It was the seventh straight month of declines and the biggest drop since November 2008. ...

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