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

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

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(Thousands of vehicles)

  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
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 (R) 7,781 7,588 6,806
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 3,691
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 2,803
Government 90 94 123 124 132 146 103 119 190 207 241 225 199 218 232 224 223 205 (R) 199 (R) 192 216 246 (R) 250 313
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 54.2
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 42.8 41.2
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 4.6

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 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1965: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.
1970-2008: Ibid., Underlying Detail for the National Income and Product Account Tables, table 7.2.5S, available at http://www.bea.gov/ as of July 29, 2009.