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 (R) 2005 (R) 2006 2007
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 7,780 7,588
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 4,308 4,298 4,088
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 3,143 3,236 3,250
Government 90 94 123 124 132 146 103 119 190 207 241 225 199 218 232 224 223 205 200 193 216 246 251
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 56.2 55.2 53.9
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 42.8
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 3.3

KEY: R = revised.

NOTES

This table includes imported cars, but not vans, trucks, or sport utility vehicles.

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Annual numbers are calculated by averaging seasonally adjusted monthly data.

Government sales are determined by subtracting the consumer and business sales from total sales.

SOURCES

1965: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.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, table 7.2.5S, available at http://www.bea.gov/ as of November 2008.