New Car Sales Strong Despite Forecasted Decline in June


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SANTA MONICA, CA -- June 26, 2014: Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, forecasts that 1,358,683 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in June, for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 16.3 million. The projected sales will be a 15.4 percent decrease from May 2014, and a 3.1 percent decrease from June 2013.

"The industry will see lots of year-over-year and month-over-month declines, but that doesn't mean that June was a bad month for sales," says Edmunds.com Senior Analyst Jessica Caldwell. "It's important to remember that there were fewer sales days in June 2014 than in June last year or in May 2014. In fact, shoppers this month bought 2,700 more cars per day than they bought in June 2013. So the momentum is still very much alive."

SALES VOLUME FORECAST, BY MANUFACTURER

Sales Volume

Jun-14 Forecast

Jun-13

May-14

Change from Jun 2013*

Change from May 2014*

GM

242,200

264,843

284,694

-8.5%

-14.9%

Ford

219,601

234,917

253,346

-6.5%

-13.3%

Toyota

197,808

195,235

243,236

1.3%

-18.7%

Chrysler Group

166,483

156,686

194,421

6.3%

-14.4%

Honda

126,816

136,915

152,603

-7.4%

-16.9%

Hyundai/Kia

112,131

115,543

130,994

-3.0%

-14.4%

Nissan

109,375

104,124

135,934

5.0%

-19.5%

VW/Audi

42,674

50,663

48,764

-15.8%

-12.5%

Industry

1,358,683

1,402,274

1,605,550

-3.1%

-15.4%

*NOTE: June 2014 had 24 selling days, June 2013 had 26 and May 2014 had 27.


Edmunds.com estimates that retail SAAR will come in at 13.1 million vehicles in June, with fleet transactions accounting for 19.4 percent of total sales. An estimated 2.94 million used cars will be sold in June, for a SAAR of 36.8 million (compared to 3.05 million – or a SAAR of 36.4 million – used car sales in May).

MARKET SHARE FORECAST, BY MANUFACTURER

Market Share

Jun-14 Forecast

Jun-13

May-14

Change from
June 2013
(Percentage pts.)

Change from May 2014
(Percentage pts.)

GM

17.8%

18.9%

17.7%

-1.1%

0.1%

Ford

16.2%

16.8%

15.8%

-0.6%

0.4%

Toyota

14.6%

13.9%

15.1%

0.6%

-0.6%

Chrysler Group

12.3%

11.2%

12.1%

1.1%

0.1%

Honda

9.3%

9.8%

9.5%

-0.4%

-0.2%

Hyundai/Kia

8.3%

8.2%

8.2%

0.0%

0.1%

Nissan

8.1%

7.4%

8.5%

0.6%

-0.4%

VW/Audi

3.1%

3.6%

3.0%

-0.5%

0.1%

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