Motor vehicles are a major component of overall advance retail sales, accounting for twenty-four percent of the overall total for the month of May.
|Advance Retail Sales of Motor Vehicles||Apr-02||May-02|
|Value of advance sales (in millions)||65,545||63,820|
|Percent change from same month previous year||1.55||-2.63|
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 June 13, 2002, available at: http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/adseries.html