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Although the number of dealerships has been steadily declining from 1997 through 2007, the total number of vehicles sold increased from 1997 through 2000 resulting in a sharp increase in the number of vehicle sales per dealership through the late 1990s. During this ten year span of time, vehicle sales per dealership reached its' highest point in 2005 with an average of 788 vehicles sold per dealership. Since 2005, overall vehicle sales as well as the average number of vehicles sold per dealership have declined slightly.

Light Duty Sales per Dealership, 1997-2007
Graph showing the light duty automobile sales per dealership from 1997-2007. Dealerships and the average numer of vehicles sold per dealership has declined slightly since 2005. For more detailed information, see the table below.

 

Supporting Information

Light Vehicle Sales per Dealership, 1997-2007
Year Dealership Vehicle Sales Sales per Dealership
1997 22,600 15,130,200 669
1998 22,400 15,541,900 694
1999 22,250 16,895,800 759
2000 22,150 17,349,700 783
2001 21,800 17,121,900 785
2002 21,725 16,817,500 774
2003 21,650 16,634,700 768
2004 21,640 16,866,500 779
2005 21,495 16,945,000 788
2006 21,200 16,502,700 778
2007 20,700 16,089,300 777

*Number of dealerships as of the end of the calendar year.
Source: NADA Industry Analysis Division, NADA Data, New-Car Dealerships (PDF 281 KB) Download Adobe Reader.

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