Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ford reports U.S. Sept. sales fall 5.1%

by Bill McBride on 10/01/2009 12:05:00 PM

Note: graphs will be posted around 4 PM ET.

Update: Percentage comparisons are to Sept 2008.

From MarketWatch: Ford total U.S. Sept. sales decline 5.1%

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that U.S. auto sales for September dropped 5.1% to 114,655 vehicles from 116,734 a year ago.
UPDATES: GM U.S. Sept. sales drop 45% (compared to Sept 2008)

Chrysler sales off 42%.

Toyota U.S. Sept. sales off 12.7%

Once all the reports are released, I'll post a graph of the estimated total September sales (SAAR: seasonally adjusted annual rate). The range of estimates for September have been very wide ...

For fun, here are the results of a poll in the comments (Monthly, not SAAR):
620,000 end of the world 6% (3 votes)
650,000 black hole 40% (20 votes)
700,000 detectable pulse 42% (21 votes)
740,000 trend sans C4C 6% (3 votes)
800,000 post Viagra pause 2% (1 vote)
960,000 all clear same as Sept 2008 2% (1 vote)
1,000,000 (puts pinky to corner of mouth) 2% (1 vote)
Total votes: 50

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