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ESA’S GREAT GRAPHS: Some of us like pictures better! (Archives available … scroll down / right.)

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Third Consecutive Year for 17M+ Auto Sales

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ESA Car Keys | With nearly 1.6M units sold in December — a SAAR pace of 17.8M units — the US Automotive Market finished the year at 17.13M units. A good year by many standards, but down 1.9% from 2016’s record sales of 17.46M vehicles.

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Amazon’s Fake Review Problem: Worse Than Ever?

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Great Graphs | Despite Amazon’s moves to prevent people gaming its review system, there’s been a massive up-tick in the number of fraudulent reviews on the site, according to a recent study

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The Softening Auto Market

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ESA Car Keys | The March US automotive market came in short of expectations, finishing 2017’s Q1 at -1.4%. The market’s SAAR is pacing at its lowest level since October 2014 (16.5M units). On the plus side, vehicle incentives are down.

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Three Trends Through Three Quarters: The I’s Have It

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ESA Car Keys | Through three quarters of 2016, three obvious trends in your local auto market: Imports, incentives, and imbalance. SAAR for September: 17.65M units.

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Housing Market Continues to Slide in August

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ESA Great Graphs | Housing market slides again in August, this time with alarmingly low inventory available to meet demand. Median prices continued their 54-month trend of increases.

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(Thud) There Goes 2016’s Record Auto Pace

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ESA Car Keys | That loud thud you heard was August’s US auto market falling far short of expectations and 2016’s record sales pace. The SAAR for August finished at 16.91M units.

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