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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

GM sales fall 48.9%, Toyota Off 32%

by Calculated Risk on 2/03/2009 01:51:00 PM

UPDATE: MarketWatch headline: Chrysler U.S. sales down 54.8% to 62,157 vehicles in January

MarketWatch headline: GM U.S. sales fall 48.9% to 128,198 units in January

From the WSJ: Ford's Sales Fall 40%, Toyota's Drop 32%

Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 32% drop, as the Japanese company sold 117,287 vehicles in the U.S. last month. Its passenger-car sales dropped to 67,263 from 94,586, while its light-truck sales fell to 50,024 from 77,263.
Chrysler usually reports last, and they have seen the largest sales declines recently (53% year over year in December).

The good news is auto sales have to be closer to the bottom than the top!