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Over the last five years light vehicle sales have declined from August to September, but for 2017 sales continued to rise in September. This is likely due to vehicle replacement sales after major hurricanes hit Texas and Florida. Total sales for 2017 were 17.16 million light vehicles, just short of the 2016 level. In the last five years sales were typically highest in the months of March, May, August, and December.

Monthly Light Vehicle Sales from 2013 to 2017

Annual Sales by Calendar Year, 2013-2017

Calendar YearTotal Light Vehicle Sales (Millions)

Note: December 2017 sales data are based on first reporting from manufacturers which may be further revised in coming weeks.

Source: Ward’s Automotive.

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