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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ford: December U.S. Sales up 32.8% Compared to 2008

by Calculated Risk on 1/05/2010 12:01:00 PM

From MarketWatch: Ford December U.S. sales up 32.8% to 184,655 units

From CNBC: Ford December Sales Jump 23.3%

Ford Press Release.

We need to see the details to see why the two reports are different, but this is based on an easy comparison; in December 2008 U.S. light vehicle sales fell sharply to 10.3 million (SAAR) following the financial crisis.

I'll add the other major reports as updates to this post.

UPDATE: From MarketWatch: Chrysler Dec. U.S. sales fall 3.7% to 86,523

UPDATE2: GM posts 6.1% decline in December U.S. sales

UPDATE3: Toyota Dec. U.S. auto sales up 32% to 187,860

Once all the reports are released, I'll post a graph of the estimated total December sales (SAAR: seasonally adjusted annual rate) - usually around 4 PM ET.