Table 1-13: Annual U.S. Motor Vehicle Production and Factory (Wholesale) Sales

Table 1-13: Annual U.S. Motor Vehicle Production and Factory (Wholesale) Sales

(Thousands)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Production                                 
Passenger cars 6,703 9,335 6,550 6,717 6,376 8,185 6,077 5,439 5,664 5,981 6,614 6,351 6,083 5,927 5,554 5,638 5,542
Commercial vehiclesa 1,202 1,785 1,734 2,270 1,634 3,468 3,706 3,372 4,038 4,917 5,649 5,635 5,749 6,192 6,448 7,387 7,228
Total 7,905 11,120 8,284 8,987 8,010 11,653 9,783 8,811 9,702 10,898 12,263 11,985 11,833 12,119 12,003 13,025 12,771
Factory (wholesale) sales                                 
Passenger cars 6,675 9,306 6,547 6,713 6,400 8,002 6,050 5,407 5,685 5,962 6,549 6,310 6,140 6,070 5,677 5,428 5,504
Commercial vehiclesa 1,194 1,752 1,692 2,272 1,667 3,464 3,725 3,388 4,062 4,895 5,640 5,713 5,776 6,153 6,435 6,699 7,022
Total 7,869 11,057 8,239 8,985 8,067 11,467 9,775 8,795 9,747 10,857 12,189 12,023 11,916 12,223 12,112 12,127 12,527

a Includes trucks under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (gvwr), such as compact and conventional pickups, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and vans, and trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds gvwr.

NOTES: Factory sales can be greater than production total because of sales from previous year's inventory.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: 1960-2000: Ward's, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures 2001 (Southfield, MI: 2001), p. 3.