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The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for October 7, 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 12.7 million, up 2% from 12.4 million in 2019.

automotive marketNew-vehicle sales hit 276,556, a modest 9.7% increase from last year when the number of units sold was 252,070.

automotive marketUsed vehicles are on track to stay ahead of last year’s numbers. Used-vehicle sales sat at 197,883, up 9.1% from the year prior’s total of 181,324.

market updateInventory levels among all new vehicles were down 19.5% from 2019

Used car inventory was up 6.1%

The Dow Jones was up 1.22% at opening bell this morning, the S&P 500 was up 1.08%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index was up 1.09%. Average interest rates remain low at 3.07%, and the average cost of gas remains at $2.18 per gallon.

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