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This is the most current NADA DATA Report
(for 2014, based on 2013 data)

NADA Market Beat

   Monthly reports on U.S. new light vehicle sales and other trends

ATD Truck Beat

   Quarterly reports on new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales in the United States

Dealership Financial Profiles

   Monthly profiles based on average dealership finances

NADA Guidelines

   Must-have information on the current state of the automotive market

Used Car and Truck Blog

   By Jonathan Banks, executive automotive analyst for the NADA Used Car Guide

Historical Dealer Count

   The number of franchised new-car dealerships, by year

Automotive Retailing: State by State

   Individual state reports on the contributions of franchised new-vehicle dealers

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New Light Vehicles

September Monthly Light-Vehicle Sales Up 9.3 Percent over Last Year

Click to view pdfThere were 1.2 million light-vehicle sales in September, down 21.5 percent from August, which has been one of the two highest sales months so far this year. September sales were up 9.3 percent from September 2013.

September YTD light-vehicle sales amounted to 12.4 million, up 5.4 percent from last year. The September Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR*) for light-vehicle sales was 16.3 million. This month was the sixth month to record a SAAR value in the range of 16.0–16.9 million sales, inclusive, in 2014.

In terms of September 2014 YTD, car sales held a market share of 47.5 percent, with sales up 90 basis points from last year while the corresponding market share for light trucks was 52.5 percent, with sales up 9.8 percent since last year.

For Q3 2014, there were 4.2 million light-vehicle sales, up 7.8 percent from Q3 2013. Car sales for the quarter were up 2.8 percent from Q3 2013 while light-truck sales were up 12.5 percent from Q3. (Read more)

New Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks

September Truck Sales Up 29.3 Percent from Last Year

Read moreThere were 37,054 medium and heavy-duty truck sales in September, up 5.1 percent from August 2014 and up 29.3 percent from September 2013.

For September 2014 YTD, there were 295,363 medium and heavy-duty truck sales, up 16.3 percent from a year ago. The September 2014 Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR*) for medium-and heavy-duty truck sales was 444,159 units.

For Q3 2014, medium and heavy-duty truck sales amounted to 108,284 units, up 24 percent from Q3 2013. (Read more)

* SAAR (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate) is a term used in the industry to depict the selling rate of vehicles for a particular month. For example, a SAAR rate of 14 million for a particular month indicates that the industry was on pace to sell 14 million vehicles on an annual basis.