Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

market update

This week’s retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 12.53, a 5.1% dip from last year’s 13.31.

market updateNew-vehicle sales sat at 228,311 down 11.6% from last year when the inventory sold was 258,269.

market updateUsed vehicle sales were down compared to last year’s numbers, as used sales came out to 163,534, a 2.8% drop from the year prior’s total of 168,156.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles continue to hover just below last year’s levels. New car inventory was down 11.4% from 2019.

Used car inventory, however, was up 15%.

The Dow Jones was down 0.08% at opening bell this morning while the S&P 500 was up 0.02%. Average interest rates remain low at 2.8%, and the average cost of gas is $2.15 per gallon.

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