The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for August 19, 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 SARR of 11.74, down 9.4% from 13.42 in 2019.

market updateThe inventory of new vehicles sold was 221,758 a 7.3% drop from this time last year when the inventory sold was 239,092.

Used-car sales continue to outpace 2019 numbers. The inventory of used-vehicles sold was up to 191,808, an 8.4% increase from last year’s number of 176,983.

market updateInventory stock levels among all new vehicles were down 20.3% from 2019.

Inventory stock levels for used-cars were up 5.4%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.48% at opening bell this morning, and the S&P 500 is up 0.23%.

Average interest rates remain low at 3.21%, and the average cost of gas is $2.18 per gallon. For more detailed information, check out the CBT News Market Center powered by LotLinx.


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