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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

U.S. Light Vehicle Sales at 16.76 million annual rate in July

by Calculated Risk on 8/01/2017 02:47:00 PM

Based on an estimate from WardsAuto, light vehicle sales were at a 16.76 million SAAR in July.

That is down 6% from July 2016, and up 1% from last month.

Vehicle Sales
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This graph shows the historical light vehicle sales from the BEA (blue) and an estimate for July (red, light vehicle sales of 16.76 million SAAR mostly from WardsAuto).

This was close to the consensus forecast of 16.8 million for July.

After two consecutive years of record sales, vehicle sales will be down in 2017.

Vehicle SalesThe second graph shows light vehicle sales since the BEA started keeping data in 1967.

Note: dashed line is current estimated sales rate.