There 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)
|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 1.6 million light-vehicle sales in August 2014, up 10.5 percent from July 2014 and up 5.4 percent from August 2013.|
||There were 1.4 million light-vehicle sales in July, down 1 percent from June but up 9.1 percent from July 2013.|
||There were 1.4 million light-vehicle sales in June 2014, down 11.7 percent from May 2014, but up 1.1 percent from June 2013.|
||There were 1.6 million light-vehicle sales in May 2014 – an increase of 15.8 percent from April 2014 and an increase of 11.2 percent over May 2013. |
||There were 1.4 million light-vehicle sales in April 2014, a 9.6 percent decline in sales from last month but an 8.0 percent increase over April 2013|
||The SAAR* for March was 16.3 million, the first month of the year that the projected annual sales rate for light vehicles surpassed 16 million.|
||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. |