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Table 1-16. Retail Sales of New Cars by Sector (Thousands)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Table 1-16. Retail Sales of New Cars by Sector (Thousands)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 R1998 1999
Sales of new cars                               
Consumer 5,645 7,103 6,252 5,907 6,100 7,092 5,677 4,424 4,566 4,646 4,610 4,341 4,052 3,875 3,988 4,364
Business 930 2,140 2,056 2,508 2,758 3,754 3,477 3,648 3,529 3,757 4,255 4,203 4,313 4,246 3,992 4,137
Government 66 89 94 123 124 132 147 103 119 114 124 144 134 112 161 194
Total 6,641 9,333 8,402 8,538 8,982 10,978 9,300 8,175 8,214 8,518 8,990 8,688 8,499 8,232 8,142 8,695
Percentage of total sales                               
Consumer 85.0 76.1 74.4 69.2 67.9 64.6 61.0 54.1 55.6 54.5 51.3 50.0 47.7 47.1 49.0 50.2
Business 14.0 22.9 24.5 29.4 30.7 34.2 37.4 44.6 43.0 44.1 47.3 48.4 50.7 51.6 49.0 47.6

KEY: R = revised. 

NOTES: Includes imported cars, but not vans, trucks, or sport utility vehicles. Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. 

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Wealth Division, unpublished data.