US Auto Market Flat. Or Is It?

US Auto Market Thru July 2016

What we’ve learned numerous times about a “flat year” (Volume +1.1% through 7 months):
Nobody’s really flat. Wide variance from the mean in today’s US automotive landscape, as gainers continue to grab share from laggards.

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July’s Incentives Fuel Auto Market Rebound

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The second half of 2016 started with a bang, as July’s SAAR hit 17.77M units, the strongest July in over a decade. This tally coincided with a wave of increased incentives (up 5.2% YOY), as average transaction prices dropped. Light trucks accounted for a staggering 61.1% of volume, while passenger car sales were down -9% from July 2015.

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That Makes It 52 Straight Months

Existing Home Sales | June 2016

ESA Great Graphs | US Existing Home sales rose slightly in June; the headline here is 52 straight months of price appreciation. However, there are signs of a potential slowdown.

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Housing Market Propping-Up Home Spending?

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ESA Great Graphs | The housing market might not be all the way back, but signs of increased spending around the home are present in many markets. (Jake Winchell, ESA)

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June US Auto Market Cools Down

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ESA Car Keys | Once again, US light vehicle sales showed gains and losses in June 2016, as the SAAR dipped all the way down to 16.6M units.

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Housing: Highest EHS Pace in Nearly a Decade

US Existing-Home Sales | May 2016

ESA Great Graphs | The May US Housing market was Exhibit A for supply (tight) and demand (high), leading to a new peak in average existing-home prices.

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Ad Blocking To Rise Double-Digits Again

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ESA Great Graphs | Publishers and marketers concerned about ad blocking are adjusting strategy to reach their targets.

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Mixed May in US Auto Market

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ESA Car Keys | May saw in increase in the SAAR to 17.37M units, but a 6.1% drop in volume versus May 2015. GM and VW were both down big (-18% and -17.2%, respectively).

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April Housing Market Keeps Chugging Along

EHS: April 2016

ESA Great Graphs | April’s US housing market increased even in the face of tight inventory and accelerating prices. And that makes it 50 straight months of YOY gains in median existing-home pricing.

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April US Auto Sales Rebound to 17M+ Pace

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ESA Car Keys | April’s rebound in the US automotive market to 17M+ territory comes with its caveats. Sales volume was up, but daily sales rate was down for the month.

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