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by Tom Moeller April 3, 2017
Total sales of light vehicles declined 5.4% m/m during March (-0.3% y/y) to 16.62 million units (SAAR), according to the Autodata Corporation. It was the lowest level of sales since February 2015.
Light truck sales fell 6.8% (+6.3% y/y) to 10.30 million. Domestically-made light truck sales were off 6.8% (+5.5% y/y) to 8.65 million units. Imported light truck sales similarly declined 6.8% (+10.8% y/y) to 1.65 million units. Trucks' share of the U.S. vehicle market eased to 62.0% from the record of 62.8% during February.
Passenger car sales eased 3.2% (-9.4% y/y) to 6.32 million units. Domestically-made passenger car sales fell 1.7% to 4.60 million units (-10.6% y/y), the lowest level since December 2011. Sales of imported passenger cars fell 6.9% (-6.0% y/y) to 1.73 million units.
Imports share of the U.S. vehicle market eased m/m to 20.3%. Imports share of the passenger car market declined to 27.3%, a three-month low. Imports share of the light truck market held steady at 16.0%, up from 12.7% during all of 2014.
U.S. vehicle sales figures are published by the Autodata Corporation and can be found in Haver's USECON database.
|Light Weight Vehicle Sales (SAAR, Million Units)||Mar||Feb||Jan||Mar Y/Y %||2016||2015||2014|