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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales decline to 15.2 million annual rate in September

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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales decline to 15.2 million annual rate in September

Based on an estimate from WardsAuto, light vehicle sales were at a 15.24 million SAAR in September. That is up 2.4% from September 2012, and down 4.9% from the sales rate last month. Some of the decline in September (and strong August) was related to the timing of the Labor Day holiday. This was below the consensus forecast...
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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales at 15.3 million annual rate in December

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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales at 15.3 million annual rate in December

Based on an estimate from WardsAuto, light vehicle sales were at a 15.31 million SAAR in December. That is up 13% from December 2011, and down 1% from the sales rate last month. This was above the consensus forecast of 15.1 million SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate). Note: Some of the increase in November...
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Forecasts: Strong December for Vehicle Sales, Slowing growth in 2013

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Forecasts: Strong December for Vehicle Sales, Slowing growth in 2013

It looks like auto sales are finishing strong in 2012, however the growth rate for auto sales will probably slow in 2013. This is important because auto sales have been a key growth sector over the last few years, and that contribution will probably slow going forward.  The following table shows annual light vehicle sales,...
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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven decreased 0.3% in July

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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven decreased 0.3% in July

The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported today: Travel on all roads and streets changed by -0.3% (-0.8 billion vehicle miles) for July 2012 as compared with July 2011. Travel for the month is estimated to be 258.3 billion vehicle miles. Cumulative Travel for 2012 changed by +0.9% (14.8 billion vehicle miles). The following graph...
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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales at 14.4 million annual rate in March

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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales at 14.4 million annual rate in March

Based on an estimate from Autodata Corp, light vehicle sales were at a 14.37 million SAAR in March. That is up 10.4% from March 2011, but down 4.4% from the sales rate last month (15.03 million SAAR in Feb 2012). This was below the consensus forecast of 14.7 million SAAR. This graph shows the...
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Vehicle Sales: Fleet Turnover Ratio

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Vehicle Sales: Fleet Turnover Ratio

Back in early 2009, I wrote a couple of posts arguing there would be an increase in auto sales – Vehicle Sales (Jan 2009) and Looking for the Sun (Feb 2009). Here is an update to the U.S. fleet turnover graph. This graph shows the total number of registered vehicles in the U.S. divided...
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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales 11.45 million Annual Rate in June

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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales 11.45 million Annual Rate in June

A few comments: • Obviously the Japanese supply chain disruption impacted auto sales significantly in May and June. This has also negatively impacted manufacturing overall. • The good news is the supply issues are being resolved ahead of schedule and the automakers expect sales to be back up over 13 million Seasonally Adjusted Annual...
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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased slightly in January

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DOT: Vehicle Miles Driven increased slightly in January

The Department of Transportation (DOT) reported that vehicle miles driven in January were up 0.2% compared to January 2010: Travel on all roads and streets changed by +0.2% (0.5 billion vehicle miles) for January 2011 as compared with January 2010. Travel for the month is estimated to be 223.5 billion vehicle miles. Miles driven...
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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales 12.62 million SAAR in January

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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales 12.62 million SAAR in January

Please see the previous post for a little color on the economic data. Based on an estimate from Autodata Corp, light vehicle sales were at a 12.62 million SAAR in January. That is up 17.5% from January 2010, and up 1.0% from the sales rate last month (Dec 2010). Click on graph for larger...
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