Motor vehicles are a major component of overall advance retail sales, accounting for twenty-six percent of the overall total for the month of August.
|Advance Retail Sales of Motor Vehicles||Jul-02||Aug-02|
|Value of advance sales (millions of dollars)||69,678||71,208|
|Percent change from same month previous year||4.34||2.20|
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 Sept. 13, 2002, available at: http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/adseries.html