Table 1-18: Retail Sales of New Cars by Sector (Thousands)

Table 1-18: 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 1999 2000 2001
TOTAL Sales of new cars 6,641 9,333 8,402 8,538 8,982 10,978 9,300 8,175 8,214 8,518 R8,991 R8,687 R8,527 R8,273 8,142 8,697 8,852 8,422
Consumer 5,645 7,103 6,252 5,907 6,100 7,092 5,677 4,424 4,566 R4,657 R4,600 R4,351 R4,079 R3,909 3,988 R4,389 R4,696 4,640
Business 930 2,140 2,056 2,508 2,758 3,754 3,477 3,648 3,529 R3,748 R4,268 R4,186 R4,273 R4,217 3,984 R4,135 3,989 3,617
Government 66 89 94 123 124 132 147 103 119 R113 124 R151 R176 R147 R171 R173 R167 166
Percentage of total sales                                    
Consumer 85.0 76.1 74.4 69.2 67.9 64.6 61.0 54.1 55.6 R54.7 R51.2 R50.1 R47.8 R47.3 49.0 R50.5 53.0 55.1
Business 14.0 22.9 24.5 29.4 30.7 34.2 37.4 44.6 43.0 R44.0 R47.5 R48.2 R50.1 R51.0 48.9 R47.5 45.1 42.9

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES

Includes imported cars, but not vans, trucks, or sport utility vehicles.

Numbers may not add to totals due to roundings.

SOURCE

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.