Table 1-16: Retail Sales of New Cars by Sector

Table 1-16: Retail Sales of New Cars by Sector

(Thousands)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 R1999 2000
Total6,641 9,333 8,402 8,538 8,982 10,978 9,300 8,175 8,214 8,518 8,990 8,688 8,499 8,232 8,142 8,697 8,852
Sales of new cars                                 
Consumer 5,645 7,103 6,252 5,907 6,100 7,092 5,677 4,424 4,566 4,646 4,610 4,341 4,052 3,875 3,988 4,397 4,694
Business 930 2,140 2,056 2,508 2,758 3,754 3,477 3,648 3,529 3,757 4,255 4,203 4,313 4,246 R3,984 4,119 3,989
Government 66 89 94 123 124 132 147 103 119 114 124 144 134 112 R170 181 169
Percentage of total sales                                 
Consumer 85.0 76.1 74.4 69.2 67.9 64.6 61.0 54.1 55.6 54.5 51.3 50.0 47.7 47.1 49.0 50.6 53.0
Business 14.0 22.9 24.5 29.4 30.7 34.2 37.4 44.6 43.0 44.1 47.3 48.4 50.7 51.6 R48.9 47.4 45.1

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES: Includes imported cars, but not vans, trucks, or sport utility vehicles. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.