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The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for December 23, 2020

Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

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This week’s retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 13.06, a 0.8% dip from last year’s 13.17.

New-vehicle sales hit 246,628 up only 0.5% from last year when the inventory sold was 245,318.

market updateUsed vehicles were down from 2019 levels. The inventory of used-vehicle sales sat at 171,769, a 1.6% dip from last year’s total of 174,523.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles were down 9.0% from 2019.

Used car inventory, however, was up 16.5%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.60% at opening bell this morning while the S&P 500 was up 0.49%. Average interest rates remain low at 3.2%, and the average cost of gas is $2.24 per gallon.

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