Motor vehicles are a major component of overall advance retail sales, accounting for twenty-five percent of the overall total for the month of July.
|Advance Retail Sales of Motor Vehicles||Jun-02||Jul-02|
|Value of advance sales (millions of dollars)||66,604||69,644|
|Percent change from same month previous year||4.54||4.56|
NOTE: Advance retail sales are advance estimates of monthly retail trade produced by the Bureau of the Census. The advance estimates are based on a small subsample of the Census Bureau's full retail sales sample.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, as of August 13, 2002, available at: http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/adseries.html