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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Top 5 Minute: Auto Challenges for 2017

Adam Armbruster | Stairstep programs, “mandated” digital migration, and a forced herd mentality has many auto dealers reaching for the reset button.

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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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5 Common Pitfalls Leading Auto Dealers Avoid

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Adam Armbruster on Auto | Yes, volume of traffic is still important at the auto dealership. But not as correlated to success as the conversion engine in place on the sales floor. Here are 5 pitfalls dealers must avoid.

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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

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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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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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Home Sales Rebound in March

US Existing Home Sales | March 2016

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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Has the Auto Market Peaked?

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ESA Car Keys | Has the US auto market finally reached a pinnacle and begun to plateau or decline? Here are three questions that were answered with March’s decline in the market.

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