Motor vehicles are a major component of overall advance retail sales, accounting for twenty-six percent of the overall total for the month of November.
|Advance Retail Sales of Motor Vehicles||Oct-01||Nov-01|
|Value of advance sales of automobiles and other motor vehicles (in millions)||79,851||69,794|
|Percent change from same month previous year||26.11||-12.59|
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 Bureaus full retail sales sample.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, as of Dec. 13, 2001, available at: http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/adseries.html