The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for August 26, 2020

Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

market updateThis week, new car sales came out to a retail SAAR of 11.16, down 12.6% from 13.39 in 2019.

market updateThe inventory of new vehicles sold was 188,633 a 29.6% drop from this time last year when the inventory sold was 267,894.

market updateUsed-car sales dropped below 2019 numbers for the first time since April. Sales came in at 149,050, a 21.5% drop from last year’s number of 189,766.

market updateInventory stock levels among all new vehicles was down 19.5% from last year.

Inventory stock levels for used car levels were up 7.1%.

Average interest rates remain low at 3.14%, and the average cost of gas is $2.20 per gallon. For more detailed information, check out the CBT News Market Center powered by LotLinx.

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