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

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 2002 2003
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 (R) 8,990 (R) 8,636 8,527 (R) 8,273 8,142 8,697 8,852 8,422 (R) 8,102 7,615
Consumer 5,645 7,103 6,252 5,907 6,100 7,092 5,677 4,424 4,566 (R) 4,656 4,600 (R) 4,326 4,079 (R) 3,908 (R) 3,981 4,389 (R) 4,680 (R) 4,634 (R) 4,521 4,336
Business 930 2,140 2,056 2,508 2,758 3,754 3,477 3,648 3,529 (R) 3,672 (R) 4,183 (R) 4,070 (R) 4,223 (R) 4,166 (R) 3,943 (R) 4,076 (R) 3,949 (R) 3,566 (R) 3,376 3,082
Government 66 89 94 123 124 132 147 103 119 (R) 190 (R) 207 (R) 241 (R) 225 (R) 199 (R) 218 (R) 232 (R) 224 (R) 222 (R) 205 197
Percentage of total sales                                        
Consumer 85.0 76.1 74.4 69.2 67.9 64.6 61.0 54.1 55.6 54.7 51.2 50.1 47.8 (R) 47.2 48.9 50.5 (R) 52.9 (R) 55.0 (R) 55.8 56.9
Business 14.0 22.9 24.5 29.4 30.7 34.2 37.4 44.6 43.0 (R) 43.1 (R) 46.5 (R) 47.1 (R) 49.5 (R) 50.4 (R) 48.4 (R) 46.9 (R) 44.6 (R) 42.3 (R) 41.7 40.5
Government 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.3 1.5 (R) 2.2 (R) 2.3 (R) 2.8 (R) 2.6 (R) 2.4 (R) 2.7 (R) 2.7 (R) 2.5 (R) 2.6 (R) 2.5 2.6

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U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.