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April 26, 2019

U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook. First quarter 2019

New vehicle sales are projected to decelerate from 2018 levels. Robust economic growth has been the main driver of auto sales, but affordability is deteriorating while the impact of previous tax cuts is diluting. Going forward, higher interest rates and a higher supply of “off-leasing” vehicles will exert downward pressures…
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January 18, 2019

U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook 4Q18

Auto sales closed 2018 at 17.2 million units, virtually unchanged from the previous year. Robust economic growth has been the main driver of auto sales. Going forward, higher interest rates and a higher supply of “off-leasing” vehicles will exert downward pressures on demand for new vehicles. Retailers are expected to focus…
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October 25, 2018

U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook 3Q18

By year-end, auto sales will most likely be unchanged from the previous year. Industry revenue supported by solid fundamentals and consumers preference for light-trucks. Going forward, higher interest rates and oil prices may impact demand. A substitution between gasoline-hybrids and plug-ins is taking place, however, the n…
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July 27, 2018

U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook 2Q18

Sales remain resilient backed by robust economic growth. Automakers continue to benefit from consumers favoring light-trucks over cars. Higher interest rates and gasoline prices may impact demand through the remaining of the year.
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December 13, 2017

Chile | Situación Automotriz 2017-2018: estimamos cerca de 380 mil autos nuevos en 2018

El informe Situación Automotriz Chile 2017-2018 entrega una caracterización tanto del mercado de automóviles como de sus principales determinantes. Se abordan las variables que explicaron las positivas cifras en ventas de autos nuevos este 2017, los factores que sostienen nuestra proyección de ventas entre 375 y 390 mil uni…

March 13, 2017

U.S. | Auto industry chartbook (March 2017)

Solid employment growth, stable gasoline prices and low interest rates contributed to robust vehicle sales through the end of 2016. Demand continues to be biased towards light-trucks and away from cars. Auto lending remains healthy, but this could be impacted by future interest rate hikes.
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August 17, 2016

U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook

In July, auto sales reached their highest levels since Oct. 2015. Demand continues to be biased towards light-trucks and away from cars. The recent upward trend in oil and gas prices has eased, which could incentivize more miles driven. Auto lending remains robust; leasing remains an increasingly preferred form of financing…
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May 17, 2016

U.S. | Auto Industry Chartbook

Although auto sales peaked in late 2015, they continue to be supported by sound economic conditions. Low gasoline prices & efficiency improvements have diverted demand towards light-trucks & away from cars. A record high average vehicle age encourages replacements & supports sales. Leasing remains an increasingly preferred …
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