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by Tom Moeller September 1, 2016
Total sales of light vehicles during August declined 5.0% versus July (-4.5% y/y) to 16.98 million units (SAAR), and reversed most of July's increase. Sales fell in three of the last four months.
Sales of light trucks declined 5.4% to 10.21 million units (+1.6% y/y). Domestic light truck sales slumped 6.3% to 8.52 million units (-0.3% y/y). Sales of imported light trucks were unchanged at 1.69 million units (+12.5% y/y). Truck sales remained near the record high of 60.1% of the light vehicle market.
Auto sales fell 4.5% to 6.78 million units (-12.5% y/y). The decline reflected a 4.8% drop in domestic car sales to 4.91 million units (-12.5% y/y). Imported car sales fell 3.8% to 1.86 million (-12.4% y/y).
Imports share of the light vehicle market of 20.9% compared to 19.8% during all of last year. Imports share of the passenger car market of 27.5% compared to 27.1% during all of 2015. Imports share of the light truck market rose to 16.5% from 14.0% last year.
U.S. vehicle sales figures are published by Autodata and can be found in Haver's USECON database.
|Light Vehicle Sales (SAAR, Mil. Units)||Aug||Jul||Jun||Aug Y/Y %||2015||2014||2013|