Motor vehicles are a major component of overall advance retail sales, accounting for twenty-six percent of the overall total for the month of December.
|Advance Retail Sales of Motor Vehicles||Nov-01||Dec-01|
|Value of advance sales of automobiles and other motor vehicles (in millions)||70,872||70,745|
|Percent change from same month previous year||-11.02||-0.18|
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 Jan. 16, 2002, available at: http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/adseries.html