Table 1-15: Annual U.S. Motor Vehicle Production and Factory (Wholesale) Sales (Thousands)

Table 1-15: 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, 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
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
Factory (wholesale) sales, 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
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

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 roundings.

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