Auto ABS issuance is on track to beat 2010 volumes if the healthy January pipeline is an indicator of both supply and demand in the sector. Securities backed by auto loans and inventory add up to about $8 billion so far this year.

According to Moody's Investors Service report, issuance in 2011 in likely to increase to $65 billion, spread among loan, lease and floorplan transactions. In 2010, approximately $57.67 billion bonds were sold, according to data from Citigroup Global Markets.

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