The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for August 12, 2020

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Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

market updateThis week, new car sales came out to a retail SAAR of 11.03, down 10.6% from 13.48 in 2019.

market updateThe inventory of new vehicles sold was 202,089 a 10.9% drop from this time last year when the inventory sold was 226,749.

Used-car sales continue to stay ahead of 2019 numbers. Inventory sold was up to 192,537, a 5.7% increase from last year’s number of 182,080.

market updateInventory stock levels among all new vehicles were down 21.4% from 2019.

Inventory stock levels for used-car were up 3.3%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.65% at opening bell this morning, and the S&P 500 is up 0.99%.

Average interest rates remain low at 3.08%, and the average cost of gas is $2.17 per gallon. For more detailed information, check out the CBT News Market Center powered by LotLinx.

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