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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  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total sales and leases of new cars 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 7,667 7,781
Consumer 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 4,632 4,524 4,341 4,251 4,305 4,297
Business 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 3,568 3,373 3,074 3,061 (R) 3,145 3,238
Government 89 94 123 124 132 147 103 119 190 207 241 225 199 218 232 224 223 205 200 193 (R) 216 246
Percentage of total sales and leases                                            
Consumer 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 55.0 55.8 57.0 56.6 56.1 55.2
Business 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 42.4 41.6 40.4 40.8 41.0 41.6
Government 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 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.2

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES

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

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Annual numbers calculated by averaging monthly seasonally adjusted data.

SOURCES

1960-65: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.

1970-2007: Ibid., Underlying Detail for the National Income and Product Account Tables, Internet site http://www.bea.gov/ as of Nov. 20, 2007, table 7.2.5S