Motor vehicles are a major component of overall advance retail sales, accounting for twenty-four percent of the overall total for the month of September.
|Advance Retail Sales of Motor Vehicles||Aug-02||Sep-02|
|Value of advance sales (millions of dollars)||70,896||67,204|
|Percent change from previous month||1.62||-5.21|
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 the Census, as of Oct. 11, 2002, available at: http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/adseries.html