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

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

(Thousands of vehicles)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Total sales and leases of new cars 6,641 9,333 8,402 8,538 8,982 10,978 9,300 8,175 8,214 8,518 8,990 8,636 8,527 8,273 8,142 8,697 8,852 8,422 8,102 7,615 7,505
Consumer 5,645 7,103 6,252 5,907 6,100 7,092 5,677 4,424 4,566 4,656 4,600 4,326 4,079 3,907 3,980 4,389 4,680 (R) 4,632 (R) 4,523 (R) 4,328 4,186
Business 930 2,140 2,056 2,508 2,758 3,754 3,477 3,648 3,529 3,672 4,183 4,070 4,223 4,166 3,943 4,076 3,949 (R) 3,568 (R) 3,374 (R) 3,087 3,112
Government 66 89 94 123 124 132 147 103 119 190 207 241 225 199 218 232 224 (R) 223 (R) 205 (R) 200 207
Percentage of total sales and leases                                          
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 47.2 48.9 50.5 52.9 (R) 55.0 (R) 55.8 (R) 56.8 55.8
Business 14.0 22.9 24.5 29.4 30.7 34.2 37.4 44.6 43.0 43.1 46.5 47.1 49.5 50.4 48.4 46.9 44.6 (R) 42.4 (R) 41.6 (R) 40.5 41.5
Government 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.3 1.5 2.2 2.3 2.8 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.5 (R) 2.6 (R) 2.5 (R) 2.6 2.8

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES

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

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1960-65: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.

1970-2004: Ibid., Underlying Detail for the National Income and Product Account Tables, Internet site http://www.bea.doc.gov/ as of Mar. 2, 2005, table 7.2.5S.