TABLE 2-3-3 - Annual U.S. Motor Vehicle Production and Factory (Wholesale) Sales: 1998-2008

TABLE 2-3-3 - Annual U.S. Motor Vehicle Production and Factory (Wholesale) Sales: 1998-2008

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Thousands of units

  Production Sales
Passenger cars Commercial vehiclesa Total Passenger cars Commercial vehiclesa Total
1998 5,554 6,448 12,003 5,677 6,435 12,112
1999 5,638 7,387 13,025 5,428 6,699 12,127
2000 5,542 7,231 12,774 5,504 7,022 12,527
2001 4,879 6,546 11,425 4,884 6,224 11,108
2002 5,019 7,261 12,280 U 7,286 U
2003 4,510 7,577 12,087 U 7,606 U
2004 4,230 7,731 11,960 U 7,846 U
2005 4,321 7,625 11,947 U 7,798 U
2006 4,367 6,893 11,260 U 7,059 U
2007 3,924 6,828 10,752 U 6,946 U
2008 3,777 4,896 8,673 U 5,105 U

KEY: U = data are unavailable.

a Includes trucks under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), such as compact and conventional pickups, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and vans, and trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds GVWR.

NOTES: Factory sales can be greater than production totals because of sales from previous year's inventory. Production data does not include buses. Details may not add to totals due to rounding. Ward's stopped collecting sales data for Passenger cars after 2001 because sales data are very close to production data.

SOURCE: Ward's Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures (Southfield, MI: Annual Issues) as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-15, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/ as of October 2009.