by Calculated Risk on 10/03/2022 06:37:00 PM
Wards Auto released their estimate of light vehicle sales for September. Wards Auto estimates sales of 13.49 million SAAR in September 2022 (Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate), up 2.3% from the August sales rate, and up 9.8% from September 2021.
This graph shows light vehicle sales since 2006 from the BEA (blue) and Wards Auto’s estimate for September (red).
The impact of COVID-19 was significant, and April 2020 was the worst month. After April 2020, sales increased, and were close to sales in 2019 (the year before the pandemic).