The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for October 14, 2020


Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Jim Fitzpatrick:

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The retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 12.56 this week, only 0.6% higher than last year’s number of 12.49.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles were down 16.4% from 2019.

market updateNew-vehicle sales hit 206,143 only 1.1% lower than last year when the inventory sold was 208,462.

Used-vehicle sales sat at 181,299, a 6.6% jump from the year prior’s total of 170,096.

Used-vehicle inventory was up 12.3%.

The cost of oil is up 1.59% while gold was up 1.0%. Average interest rates remain low at 3.08%, and the average cost of gas is $2.18 per gallon.

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