Table 1-16: Retail (a) 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 2007 2008 2009 (R) 2010 (R) 2011 2012
Total new passenger car sales 8,400 8,624 8,949 10,979 9,303 8,185 8,213 8,518 8,991 8,620 8,479 8,217 8,085 8,638 8,778 8,352 8,042 7,556 7,483 7,660 7,762 7,562 6,769 5,401 5,635 6,089 7,242
Domesticb 7,119 7,053 6,580 8,205 6,919 6,162 6,286 6,742 7,255 7,114 7,206 6,862 6,705 6,919 6,762 6,254 5,817 5,473 5,333 5,473 5,417 5,197 4,491 3,558 3,791 4,143 5,117
Imports 1,280 1,572 2,369 2,775 2,384 2,023 1,927 1,776 1,735 1,506 1,272 1,355 1,380 1,719 2,016 2,098 2,226 2,083 2,149 2,187 2,345 2,365 2,278 1,843 1,844 1,947 2,125
Japan 313 808 1,894 2,171 1,719 1,500 1,452 1,328 1,239 982 727 726 691 758 863 837 930 830 810 923 1,154 1,183 1,142 829 799 806 935
Germany 750 493 292 408 263 193 201 186 192 207 237 297 367 467 517 523 547 544 542 534 575 582 507 407 482 522 545
Other 217 271 184 196 402 330 275 262 303 317 308 332 322 494 637 738 749 709 797 729 616 600 630 606 563 619 645

KEY: R = revised.

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.

1980-2012: WardsAuto.com, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures (Southfield, MI: Annual Issues), pp. 17, 21, and similar pages in earlier editions..