USA September. Auto sales up 6% albeit Hurricanes

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USA Vehicles Sales recovery in September despite the adverse effects of Hurricanes and grew 6% reducing the annual lost at a mere 1.8%. Toyota is gaining terrain compared with the archrivals Ford and Chevrolet, while Honda has overtaken Nissan

U.S. economy is already grappling with the adverse effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which analysts expect to exert around half a point of drag on Q3 growth. Leading data has begun to show the extent of Harvey’s impact, with both industrial output and retail sales recording bleak performances in August. However, economic growth is expected to recover next quarter as a result of rebuilding activity and new purchases made to replace lost goods, with USD 15.3 billion in hurricane relief already approved by the Senate.

The automotive industry was expected to struggle this year, after the impressive last sixth years run and having achieved its historical record in the 2016. Indeed the market has clearly changed direction while the decline reported in the first half was quite moderate with ales down only 2.2%.

The outlook is actually negative with sales expected to fall in the range of 3-5% despite still positive economic environment.

During the Q3 sales fell 7.0% in July while August was quite positive, also considering the negative impact of Harley uragan, with sales at 1.483.000, down 1.8%. In September sales improved 6% at 1.521.000 sales  with Year to Date figures at 12.87 million, down 1.8%

At brand-wise, the market leader Ford has sold 1.841.000 vehicles (-2.9%) with 14.3% of market share.

In second place Toyota with 1.611.000 units (+5.2%) ahead of Chevrolet with 1.516.000 (-1.0%).

In fourth place Honda with 1.117.000 (+0.8%) that since August has overtaken in the annual ranking Nissan, just behind with 1.082.000 sales (-0.3%) followed by Jeep, with 622.000 (-12.4%), Hyundai with 496.000 (-15.1%), Subaru with 478.000 (+7.2%), Kia with 457.000 (-7.0%) and in 10th place, Ram with 418.000 (+5.4%).

At a model wise, the Ford F-series sales had been 658.000 (+10.6%) while the Chevrolet Silverado with 418.000 was down 1.6% and risks to be overtaken by the third, the Ram Pick , actually at 374.000 sales (+4.4%).

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Rank 2017 Rank Sep Brand Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep. Share 2017 Share Sep
1 1 Ford 1.841.665 212.841 -2,9% 9,3% 14,3% 14,0%
2 2 Toyota 1.611.819 200.436 5,2% 19,5% 12,5% 13,2%
3 3 Chevrolet 1.516.192 199.801 -1,0% 17,4% 11,8% 13,1%
4 4 Honda 1.117.477 129.776 0,8% 7,4% 8,7% 8,5%
5 5 Nissan 1.082.527 127.187 -0,3% 9,3% 8,4% 8,4%
6 6 Jeep 622.242 73.409 -12,4% -3,8% 4,8% 4,8%
7 7 Hyundai 496.638 55.271 -15,1% -15,5% 3,9% 3,6%
8 8 Subaru 478.848 55.120 7,2% 0,4% 3,7% 3,6%
9 9 Kia 457.570 52.468 -7,0% 6,6% 3,6% 3,4%
10 10 Ram 418.693 51.686 5,4% -0,3% 3,3% 3,4%
11 11 GMC 405.634 47.329 3,6% 9,4% 3,2% 3,1%
12 13 Dodge 365.790 29.938 -7,3% -30,3% 2,8% 2,0%
13 14 Mercedes 264.389 29.008 -3,6% -10,7% 2,1% 1,9%
14 12 Volkswagen 252.456 32.112 9,2% 33,2% 2,0% 2,1%
15 16 Mazda 220.297 25.738 -1,8% 3,4% 1,7% 1,7%
16 17 BMW 220.175 25.571 -4,3% 0,7% 1,7% 1,7%
17 15 Lexus 219.656 26.196 -7,0% 1,5% 1,7% 1,7%
18 18 Audi 160.914 19.308 6,0% 9,6% 1,2% 1,3%
19 19 Buick 159.830 16.737 -5,9% -20,0% 1,2% 1,1%
20 20 Chrysler 143.809 15.759 -25,9% -16,2% 1,1% 1,0%
21 22 Acura 114.126 12.946 -4,7% 1,0% 0,9% 0,9%
22 21 Cadillac 113.846 15.530 -4,6% 1,1% 0,9% 1,0%
23 23 Infiniti 113.714 12.745 17,5% 11,7% 0,9% 0,8%
24 24 Lincoln 82.722 8.802 2,8% 0,1% 0,6% 0,6%
25 25 Mitsubishi 79.195 8.430 6,5% 17,2% 0,6% 0,6%
26 26 Volvo 56.966 7.900 -2,5% 40,7% 0,4% 0,5%
27 27 Land Rover 54.481 6.407 0,2% 13,7% 0,4% 0,4%
28 28 Porsche 41.237 5.059 2,5% 12,9% 0,3% 0,3%
29 29 Tesla 34.877 4.620 29,2% 15,5% 0,3% 0,3%
30 30 Mini 34.784 3.736 -10,6% -7,2% 0,3% 0,2%
31 31 Jaguar 30.228 3.296 48,5% 23,8% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Fiat 21.252 2.206 -18,7% -24,3% 0,2% 0,1%
33 33 Genesis 15.102 1.736 329,3% 344,0% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Maserati 10.338 1.119 26,8% -5,6% 0,1% 0,1%
35 34 Alfa Romeo 7.352 1.268 1609,8% 2992,7% 0,1% 0,1%
36 36 Smart 2.635 241 -34,8% -60,2% 0,0% 0,0%
37 37 Ferrari 1.925 180 8,8% -5,8% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Bentley 1.672 156 13,4% -44,9% 0,0% 0,0%
39 40 McLaren 805 77 -5,7% -18,9% 0,0% 0,0%
40 39 Rolls-Royce 772 90 23,5% 143,2% 0,0% 0,0%
41 41 Lamborghini 659 65 -15,5% -23,5% 0,0% 0,0%
42 42 Lotus 194 21 11,1% 5,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank 2017 Rank Sep Group Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep. Share 2017 Share Sep
1 1 General Motors 2.195.502 279.397 -0,8% 11,9% 17,1% 18,4%
2 3 Ford 1.924.387 221.643 -2,7% 8,9% 14,9% 14,6%
3 2 Toyota 1.831.475 226.632 0,5% 14,9% 14,2% 14,9%
4 4 FCA 1.591.401 175.565 -8,1% -9,6% 12,4% 11,5%
5 5 Renault-Nissan 1.275.436 148.362 1,4% 9,9% 9,9% 9,7%
6 6 Honda 1.231.603 142.722 0,3% 6,8% 9,6% 9,4%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 969.310 109.475 -10,3% -4,8% 7,5% 7,2%
8 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 478.848 55.120 7,2% 0,4% 3,7% 3,6%
9 8 Volkswagen 456.938 56.700 7,4% 21,7% 3,5% 3,7%
10 11 Mercedes D. 267.024 29.249 -4,1% -11,6% 2,1% 1,9%

Rank 2017 Rank Sep Model Sales 2017 Sales Sep Variation 2017 Variation Sep
1 1 Ford F-Series 658.636 82.302 10,6% 21,4%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 418.590 55.236 -1,6% 21,7%
3 3 Ram pick-up 374.901 47.142 4,4% -1,4%
4 4 Toyota RAV4 312.230 42.395 19,9% 44,0%
5 5 Nissan Rogue 296.927 38.969 22,9% 47,3%
6 6 Honda Civic 284.380 35.452 0,2% 25,8%
7 7 Toyota Camry 282.507 34.732 -5,0% 13,1%
8 9 Honda CR-V 280.933 30.956 6,6% -2,9%
9 8 Toyota Corolla sedan 252.242 32.769 -8,1% 1,5%
10 10 Honda Accord 250.802 29.789 -3,0% 9,5%
11 12 Ford Escape 233.878 25.575 -0,4% 2,0%
12 11 Chevrolet Equinox 212.735 27.512 22,4% 80,3%
13 21 Nissan Altima 199.861 16.569 -17,5% -33,8%
14 16 Ford Explorer 199.034 21.207 5,6% 10,8%
15 14 Jeep Grand Cherokee 181.245 22.270 17,4% 20,3%
16 18 Nissan Sentra 165.711 19.128 -2,2% 39,9%
17 15 Ford Fusion 159.742 21.253 -24,1% 3,3%
18 17 Toyota Highlander 158.196 20.359 24,5% 36,3%
19 19 GMC Sierra 154.206 18.106 -6,2% 0,2%
20 23 Jeep Wrangler 150.142 15.714 1,0% 10,2%
21 24 Chevrolet Cruze 149.234 15.268 8,1% 0,3%
22 20 Toyota Tacoma 147.420 18.058 3,3% 14,9%
23 25 Hyundai Elantra 143.067 14.401 -8,9% -25,7%
24 13 Chevrolet Malibu 141.162 23.989 -17,2% 11,5%
25 22 Subaru Outback 140.491 16.330 11,1% -3,8%
26 27 Subaru Forester 132.030 13.262 1,1% -16,5%
27 33 Ford Focus 123.827 11.751 -11,6% 5,3%
28 28 Jeep Cherokee 117.835 12.775 -26,4% -29,0%
29 47 Hyundai Sonata 107.718 9.889 -30,6% -35,6%
30 111 Dodge Grand Caravan 107.592 3.113 4,7% -61,9%

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