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

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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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Home Sales Rebound in March

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ESA Great Graphs | The US housing market rebounded in March after a slow February. Existing-Home Sales were up 1.5% year-over-year, and median prices notched their 49th straight annual advance.

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February Auto Market Maintains Pace

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ESA Car Keys | February 2016’s auto market kept pace with a 17.4M SAAR on the strength of truck, CUV and SUV sales. Ford registered a year-over-year increase of nearly 20%.

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January Home Sales Continue Upward

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ESA Great Graphs | Existing-Home Sales continued trending upward in January, while average prices notched their 47th consecutive monthly year-over-year increase.

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Car Keys: Storm? Strong Start in 2016 for Automotive

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ESA Car Keys | Not even the Blizzard of 2016 could stop the US auto market from posting another solid month in January.

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Strong Finish to 2015 US Existing-Home Sales

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ESA Great Graphs | US Existing-Home Sales finished 2015 with a bang, making it the strongest year of EHS since 2006. All regions of the US were up significantly, and median prices rose for the 46th consecutive month.

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Auto Inventory Snapshot

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ESA Car Keys | Good snapshot of today’s dealer inventory, which is leaner than last year. Chrysler lots are turning 4x per year on average, while Subaru runs at about 20x per year.

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TV Fragmented in Delivery, Not in Consumption

TV Viewing Remains Concentrated

Great Graphs | Even with the explosion of television channels over the past two decades, TV viewing remains concentrated in a small number of channels.

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Aging Average Car = Opportunity

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ESA Car Keys | Record-breaking new car sales. So why is the average age of vehicles on the road getting older and not younger? And why should we even care? A little math will tell us the answers, and point the way to opportunity.

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