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The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for October 21, 2020

Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick:

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The retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 12.84 this week, 1.4% higher than last year’s 12.66.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles were down an even 15% from 2019.

automotive marketHowever, new-vehicle sales grew to 229,626, up 2.2% from last year when the inventory sold was 224,699.

Used-vehicle sales sat at 188,426, a 4.7% jump from the year prior’s total of 171.941.

In addition, used car inventory jumped 16%.

The Dow Jones was up 0.38% at opening bell this morning, and the S&P 500 was up 0.54%. Average interest rates remain low at 2.7%, and the average cost of gas dropped to $2.16 per gallon.

For more detailed information about the automotive market, check out the CBT News Market Center powered by LotLinx.


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