There were 1.2 million light-vehicle sales in February, an increase of 17.9 percent from January and a decline of 0.1 percent over February 2013. The abnormally cold weather and heavy snow continued to dampen sales in February. Barring a few brands, namely Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand, most automakers saw sales decline.
February 2014 YTD figures bring total light-vehicle sales to 2.2 million, down 1.5 percent from a year ago. The February 2014 Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate* (SAAR) for light-vehicle sales is 15.3 million.
In February 2014 YTD figures, car sales held a market share of 47.4 percent, with sales down 7.3 percent from a year ago, while corresponding figures for light trucks put the light-truck share at 52.6 percent, with sales up 4.4 percent from a year ago. (Read more)
|About NADA Market Beat
|Produced by NADA's Industry Analysis division, NADA Market Beat is a monthly report on U.S. new light vehicle sales; it replaces the NADA Monthly Sales Recap.
||* 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.|
||There were 1 million light-vehicle sales in the U.S. in January 2014, down 25.5 percent from December 2013 and down 3.0 percent from January 2013.|
||There were 1.4 million light-vehicle sales in the U.S. in December 2013 – up 9.2 percent from November 2013 and an increase of 4 basis points over December 2012. August 2013 had the largest monthly sales volume for the year with 1.5 million light-vehicle sales.|
||There were1.2 million light-vehicle sales, in the U.S. in November 2013, an increase of 3.1 percent from October 2013 and an increase of 8.6 percent over the previous November.|
||There were 1.2 million light-vehicle sales in the United States in October 2013 – this marked an increase of 6 percent from September 2013 and an increase of 10.5 percent over October 2012.|
There were 1.1 million light-vehicle sales, in the U.S., in September 2013 – this was a decline of 24.3 percent from August 2013 and a decline of 4.2 percent over last September.
||There were 1.5 million light vehicle sales, in the U.S., in August 2013, an increase of 14.3 percent from July 2013 and an increase of 17 percent over August 2012.|
| July 2013
||There were 1.3 million light vehicle sales in the U.S. in July 2013, an increase of 13.9 percent over last July.|
| June 2013
||There were 1.4 million light vehicle sales in the U.S. in June 2013, down 2.7 percent from May 2013 but up 9.1 percent from June 2012.|
| May 2013
||The U.S. automobile industry sold 1.4 million light vehicles in May, an increase of 12.3 percent from April and an increase of 8 percent over May 2012. |
| April 2013
||The U.S. automobile industry sold 1.3 million light vehicles in April – up 8.4 percent from a year ago and down 11.6 percent from March 2013. |