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May Light Vehicle Sales Results Show Double-Digit Declines

The seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of sales fell to 12.81 million in May, according to Motor Intelligence.

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Vehicle Sales Continue to Drop

Combined sales at the seven major automakers that release monthly results dropped 17% in October. Automakers cite the semiconductor chip shortage and supply chain bottlenecks as the reason.

Low Inventory Levels Drive Down September SAAR to 12.2 Million Units

September new light-vehicle sales fell for the 5th consecutive month to a SAAR of 1.2 million units, reported the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).

November Sales Report Pushes 2019 Total Closer to 17M

All but a few Asian and highline factories reported double-digit gains in U.S. sales last month, priming the industry for a big December and a fifth straight 17 million-unit year.

Data Can Help Dealers Sell More OE Parts

Once treated as classified information, factory parts data is now shared freely. Opportunistic franchised dealers are seizing the opportunity by selling unneeded inventory to independent repair shops.

March Sales Down 3.1% as SAAR Soars

The U.S. new-vehicle sales forecast improved to 17.42 million units in March, but sales fell 3.1% year-over-year against slowing demand fueled by higher interest rates, prices, and payments and reduced incentive spending.

Cox: September Sales to Decline 7.2% From Year-Ago Levels

Despite the expected volume decline, the firm put September’s seasonally adjusted annual sales rate at a healthy 17.1 million, down from last September’s 18.1 million SAAR. The company said higher interest rates and talks of tariffs may be having some pull-ahead impact in the market.

Edmunds: Stage Set for Market Contraction

June’s annual percentage rate of 5.82% marked a 17% increase since January 2018. Add rising rates to a virtually saturated U.S. market, record-high vehicle prices, and historically high numbers of people who owe more than their cars are worth, and the stage is set for a market contraction, the firm said.

Retail Incentives, New-Vehicle Sales Grow in May

May new-vehicle sales grew by 4.8% from the year-ago period, while average incentive spending per unit grew 6.6% from a year ago to $3,740.

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LMC, J.D. Power: Mixed Results Expected for February

Average incentive spending in February is poised to fall for the first time since 2013 due to lower spending by Domestic manufacturers on trucks and SUVs. The two firms also project a 400,000-unit decrease in the SAAR and a 3% decline in retail sales.

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