Table 1-16: Retaila New Passenger Car Sales

Table 1-16: Retaila New Passenger Car Sales

(Thousands of units)

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  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total new passenger car sales 8,400 8,624 8,949 10,979 9,303 8,189 8,213 8,518 8,991 8,635 8,526 8,272 8,142 8,698 8,847 8,423 8,103 7,610 7,506 7,667 7,781
Domesticb 7,119 7,053 6,580 8,205 6,919 6,162 6,286 6,742 7,255 7,129 7,255 6,917 6,762 6,979 6,831 6,325 5,878 5,527 5,357 5,481 5,436
Imports 1,280 1,572 2,369 2,775 2,384 2,028 1,927 1,776 1,735 1,506 1,271 1,355 1,380 1,719 2,016 2,098 2,226 2,083 2,149 2,187 2,345
Japan 313 808 1,894 2,171 1,719 1,505 1,452 1,328 1,239 982 726 726 691 758 863 837 930 830 810 923 1,154
Germany 750 493 292 408 263 193 201 186 192 207 237 297 367 467 517 523 547 544 542 534 561
Other 217 271 184 196 402 330 275 262 303 317 308 332 322 494 637 738 749 709 797 729 630

a Retail new car sales include both sales to individuals and to corporate fleets. It also includes leased cars.

b Includes cars produced in Canada and Mexico.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1970: American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures 1992 (Detroit, MI: 1992), p. 16.

1975: Ward's, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures 2004 (Southfield, MI: 2004), p. 22.

1980-2006: Ward's, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures 2007 (Southfield, MI: 2007), p. 22.