I received the first paper yesterday. As I had predicted, I enjoyed its journalism very much and was very much annoyed by its editorial pages (their shameless anti-science bias has always troubled me.) I was also intrigued by two charts, both on page 2 of the newspaper. I like the first one quite a lot. Here it is:
Simple and smart, isn't it?
Moreover, I understand that percentage change is a variable most WSJ readers want to see but, out of curiosity, I'd also like to get an idea of the actual sales. Here's why: The largest increases of the smallest companies are likely due to the fact that they sold much fewer vehicles in 2009 in the first place. Wolkswagen sold 600,000 cars in 2013, and around 315,000 in 2009. That 91% increase represents more or less 285,000 cars —I hope I'm getting the math straight!*