Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

This week’s retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 12.38, up 1.7% dip from 12.17 in 2019.

New-vehicle sales hit 238,074 up 8.3% from last year when the inventory sold was 219,793.

Used vehicles continue to stay on pace with last year’s numbers. The inventory of used-vehicle sales sat at 176,447, a 5.4% jump from time last year.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles were down 19.3% from 2019.

Used car inventory, however, was up 16.7%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.01% at opening bell this morning while the S&P 500 was up 0.18%. Average interest rates remain low at 3.1%, and the average cost of gas is $2.19 per gallon.

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