The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for November 11, 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 12.50, a slight 0.7% drop from last year’s 12.59.

New-vehicle sales sat at 218,496 up 7.5% from last year when the inventory sold was 203,169.

market updateUsed vehicle sales are similar to last year’s numbers, as used sales came out to 159,755, a small 4.7% drop from the year prior’s total of 167,627.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles continue to hover below last year’s numbers. New car inventory was down 13.3% from 2019.

Used car inventory, however, was up 9.6%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.9% at opening bell this morning while the S&P 500 was down 0.14% average interest rates remain low at 2.9%, and the average cost of gas is $2.12 per gallon.

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