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US Auto Sales Disappoint

Steven Perlberg
Ford F150

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U.S. auto sales  fell 4.2% in September from the year-earlier month, Wards Auto is reporting.

Total sales were at 15.34 million at a seasonally-adjusted rate, missing expectations.

Analysts were expecting total sales to fall to 15.80 million units at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, a drop from August's 16.02 million figure (Labor Day sales figured  were included in August's figures , not September's).

Here's a breakdown (via Bloomberg):

  • Ford:  181,285 total vehicles, up 6% from a year ago.
  • Chrysler:  141,845 total vehicles, up 0.6%.
  • Honda:  105,563 total vehicles, down 9.9%.
  • Toyota:  164,457 total vehicles, down 4.3%.
  • Nissan:  86,868 total vehicles, down 5.5%

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