There were 1.5 million light-vehicle sales in the U.S. in March 2014, an increase of 28.8 percent from February 2014 and an increase of 5.6 percent over March 2013.
The March 2014 Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR*) for light-vehicle sales was 16.3 million. This was the first month of the year to record a SAAR value that was at least 16.0 million.
For March 2014 YTD (and for Q1 2014), light-vehicle sales amounted to 3.7 million, up 1.3 percent from a year ago. March 2014 had the greatest light-vehicle sales volume for Q1 2014.
In March 2014 YTD terms, car sales held a market share of 47.8 percent with sales down 4.3 percent from a year ago while corresponding figures for light trucks put the light-truck share at 52.2 percent with sales up 7.1 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.|
||The abnormally cold weather and heavy snow continued to dampen sales in February.|
||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. |