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The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for January 20, 2021

Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

This week’s retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 12.71, a 5.8% increase from last year’s 12.02.

New-vehicle sales sat at 196,518 a 9.6% improvement from last year when the inventory sold was 179,254.

Used-vehicle sales were up compared to last year’s numbers, as used sales came out to 194,700, a 6.2% jump from the year prior’s total of 183,331.

market updateNew vehicle inventory was down 7.8% from this time last year.

Used car inventory, however, was up 19.3%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.53% at opening bell this morning while the S&P 500 was also up 1.14%. Average interest rates remain low at 3.1%, and the average cost of gas is $2.38 per gallon.

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