Table 1-18: Retail Sales 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 2007 2008 2009 2010 (R) 2011 (R) 2012 (R) 2013 2014
Total sales of new cars 9,333 8,403 8,538 8,982 10,978 9,300 8,175 8,214 8,518 8,990 8,620 8,479 8,218 8,085 8,638 8,778 8,352 8,042 7,556 7,483 7,660 7,761 7,562 6,769 5,401 5,636 6,090 7,244 7,585 7,688
Consumer 7,103 6,252 5,907 6,100 7,092 5,677 4,424 4,566 4,656 4,600 4,319 4,056 3,881 3,953 4,359 4,639 4,591 4,489 4,307 4,239 4,302 4,296 4,082 3,734 3,199 2,886 3,260 3,856 3,909 3,836
Business 2,140 2,056 2,508 2,758 3,754 3,477 3,648 3,529 3,672 4,183 4,060 4,197 4,138 3,914 4,047 3,914 3,538 3,348 3,049 3,051 3,142 3,213 3,229 2,800 2,016 2,593 2,677 3,266 3,554 3,693
Government 90 94 123 124 133 147 103 119 190 207 242 225 198 219 232 224 223 205 200 192 216 252 250 234 187 157 153 123 123 159
Percentage of total sales                                                            
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 56.7 56.2 55.4 54.0 55.2 59.2 51.2 53.5 53.2 51.5 49.9
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 40.3 40.8 41.0 41.4 42.7 41.4 37.3 46.0 44.0 45.1 46.9 48.0
Government 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.3 1.5 2.2 2.3 2.8 2.7 2.4 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.8 3.2 3.3 3.5 3.5 2.8 2.5 1.7 1.6 2.1

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.

The data is seasonally adjusted at annual rates.

SOURCES

1965: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.

1970-2014: Ibid., Underlying Detail for the National Income and Product Account Tables, table 7.2.5S, available at http://www.bea.gov/ as of May 19, 2015.