ESA Car Keys | September’s US auto market finished at 17.54M units according to Automotive News, a 5.5% year-over-year decline. More challenges loom for the final quarter of 2018.
US Existing-home sales in August were flat versus July and down 1.5% year-over-year. Inventory levels appear to be stabilizing.
ESA Car Keys | After an 11-month low in July (2018), a slight recovery was expected in August’s US auto market. Instead, the market gave up more ground, despite ticking upwards year-over-year.
ESA Car Keys | U.S. auto sales are maintaining momentum through the first half of 2018, though 2nd-half challenges are looming. Dealers will be facing continued profitability issues, interest rate hikes, high levels of preowned vehicles, and more revision to US tariff policy.
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.
Even in the face of inventory shortages and hurricane hangover, the housing market is showing strong signs in Q4, on the back of a strong jobs market.
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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
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.
ESA Great Graphs | First-time homebuyers fueled a brief housing rebound, as home sales perked-up in September. Prices appreciated year-over-year for the 55th straight month.