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There's another reason for automakers' robust profits in North America aside from surging auto sales and moderating labor costs -- dramatically lower prices for steel, aluminum, natural gas and other commodities.

A recent study by the consulting firm AlixPartners found that raw material costs per North American-produced vehicle, have fallen $476, or 24% from about $1,976 last August to $1,500 in May.



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Lower Raw Material Prices Boosting Automaker Profits Rather Than Lowering Consumers Cost

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