USA 2017. Auto sales mark first fall since Great Recession

USA Vehicles Sales 2017

USA Vehicles Sales 2017 mark the first fall since the Great Recession albeit data from US economy continues to show strength. Fueled by the new all time record sales for a single model, hit by the F-Series, Ford kept the market leadership, over Toyota and Chevrolet.

U.S. economy continues to show strength, with high-frequency data for this quarter pointing to sustained momentum. In November, the ISM manufacturing index eased on shorter delivery times but continued to showcase a healthy sector. Industrial production data, despite showing softer growth from the previous month, displayed particular strength in business equipment production, which bodes well for capital expenditure in Q4.

US Vehicles market has promptly reacted at the 2008-2009 financial crisis reporting an impressive increase across the last sixth years ended with the all time record volume hit in the 2016 at 17.5 million units. Finally in the 2017 the market has braked the growth, after seven years, losing marginally (-1.8%) with 17.23 million sales. Outlook for the 2018 is moderately positive, with sales foreseen up 3.1%, potentially at the new record.

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV14.492.41115.598.19516.527.94717.471.28317.558.91917.237.70217.763.613

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car+LCV13,4%7,6%6,0%5,7%0,5%-1,8%3,1%

At brand-wise, the market leader Ford has sold 2.4 million vehicles (-0.9%) with 14.3% of market share, followed by Toyota with 2.1 million (+3.2%) and Chevrolet with 2.0 million (-1.5%).

In fourth place Honda with 1.486.000 (+0.7%) that since August has overtaken in the annual ranking Nissan, arrived just behind, with 1.440.000 sales (+1.0%).

Jeep ranked 6th with 828.522 sales (-10.9%) followed by Hyundai with 664.943 (-13.4%), Subaru with 647.956 (+5.3%), Kia with 589.308 (-9.0%) and in 10th place, GMC with 560.687 (+2.6%).

At a model wise, the Ford F-series hit new all time record figure with 896.385 sales (+9.3%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 585.864 (+1.9%) and the Ram Pick  with 500.723 (+2.7%).

The best car passenger was the Rav4 with 407.594 units (+15.7%).

In order to access to the Best Selling Cars ranking for this and the previous years, see here.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

F2M covers intensively this market with several products developed to help any investigation required. Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022. AutoData in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.  See details within USA Corner Store!

Rank 2017Ran DecBrandSales 2017Sales DecVariation 2017Variation DecShare 2017Share Dec
11Ford2.464.041230.291-0,9%2,4%14,3%14,3%
23Toyota2.129.382187.5243,2%-7,1%12,4%11,7%
32Chevrolet2.065.883206.804-1,5%-2,9%12,0%12,9%
44Honda1.486.827134.2550,7%-6,3%8,6%8,4%
55Nissan1.440.049121.8471,0%-9,4%8,4%7,6%
66Jeep828.52273.205-10,9%-12,0%4,8%4,6%
79Hyundai664.94361.646-13,4%1,8%3,9%3,8%
88Subaru647.95663.3425,3%0,3%3,8%3,9%
911Kia589.30843.039-9,0%-20,8%3,4%2,7%
107GMC560.68764.1462,6%1,2%3,3%4,0%
1110Ram556.79049.8762,6%-6,9%3,2%3,1%
1216Dodge446.99627.885-11,7%-23,2%2,6%1,7%
1312Mercedes369.15239.250-1,4%9,4%2,1%2,4%
1415Volkswagen339.67630.2815,2%-18,7%2,0%1,9%
1514BMW305.68534.253-2,4%4,3%1,8%2,1%
1613Lexus305.12935.461-7,9%-13,9%1,8%2,2%
1718Mazda289.47026.893-2,8%-6,5%1,7%1,7%
1817Audi226.51126.9777,9%16,3%1,3%1,7%
1919Buick219.23122.285-4,5%4,7%1,3%1,4%
2020Chrysler188.54517.208-21,3%2,6%1,1%1,1%
2122Cadillac156.44015.304-8,0%-28,6%0,9%1,0%
2223Acura154.60215.062-4,2%-12,2%0,9%0,9%
2321Infiniti153.41516.37910,9%-10,0%0,9%1,0%
2424Lincoln111.15910.619-0,5%-17,0%0,6%0,7%
2526Mitsubishi103.6868.5017,7%15,1%0,6%0,5%
2625Volvo81.5079.679-1,3%-4,4%0,5%0,6%
2727Land Rover74.7397.9801,2%-3,6%0,4%0,5%
2830Porsche55.4203.9132,1%-2,5%0,3%0,2%
2928Tesla50.3275.30027,8%32,5%0,3%0,3%
3029Mini47.1024.611-9,5%-1,0%0,3%0,3%
3131Jaguar39.5943.41426,7%-20,5%0,2%0,2%
3234Fiat26.4921.738-21,6%-33,3%0,2%0,1%
3333Genesis20.6121.948196,7%12,4%0,1%0,1%
3435Maserati14.0461.42712,1%-15,8%0,1%0,1%
3532Alfa Romeo12.0312.0342178,6%3811,5%0,1%0,1%
3638Smart3.071166-50,6%-86,0%0,0%0,0%
3737Ferrari2.53818712,6%67,0%0,0%0,0%
3836Bentley2.405298-6,8%-26,8%0,0%0,0%
3940Rolls-Royce1.3429271,4%130,0%0,0%0,0%
4039Lamborghini1.11912011,7%100,0%0,0%0,0%
4141McLaren1.01865-10,6%-31,6%0,0%0,0%
4242Lotus253187,8%-10,0%0,0%0,0%
Rank 2017Ran DecGroupSales 2017Sales DecVariation 2017Variation DecShare 2017Share Dec
11General Motors3.002.241308.539-1,3%-3,3%17,4%19,2%
22Ford M.C.2.575.200240.910-0,9%1,3%14,9%15,0%
33Toyota M.C.2.434.511222.985-0,6%-8,3%14,1%13,9%
44F.C.A.2.075.960173.560-8,4%-10,7%12,0%10,8%
56Renault Nissan Alliance1.697.150146.7272,2%-8,4%9,8%9,1%
65Honda M.C.1.641.429149.3170,2%-7,0%9,5%9,3%
77Hyundai-Kia1.274.863106.633-10,4%-8,6%7,4%6,6%
88Fuji Heavy Industries647.95663.3425,3%0,3%3,8%3,9%
99Volkswagen Group625.13161.5895,8%-5,1%3,6%3,8%
1010Mercedes Benz372.22339.416-2,2%6,4%2,2%2,5%
Rank 2017Rank DecModelSales 2017Sales DecVariation 2017Variation Dec
11Ford F-Series896.76489.3859,3%2,1%
22Chevrolet Silverado585.86467.6761,9%24,7%
33Ram pick-up500.72344.9072,7%-5,6%
48Toyota RAV4407.59432.54215,7%-12,6%
55Nissan Rogue403.46540.17222,3%-0,8%
64Toyota Camry387.08143.331-0,4%29,7%
76Honda CR-V377.89536.9835,8%-2,1%
89Honda Civic377.28631.4062,8%-0,2%
917Toyota Corolla329.19619.969-13,0%-36,0%
1014Honda Accord322.65522.115-6,5%-34,7%
1112Ford Escape308.29626.2530,4%1,8%
127Chevrolet Equinox290.45832.78419,9%20,6%
1310Ford Explorer271.13128.5669,1%30,7%
1422Nissan Altima254.99618.199-17,0%-26,5%
1513Jeep Grand Cherokee240.69623.62213,4%1,6%
1625Nissan Sentra218.45116.8341,7%-1,2%
1711GMC Sierra217.94326.436-1,7%13,5%
1816Toyota Highlander215.77521.04112,7%-17,2%
1923Ford Fusion209.62317.444-16,1%-3,3%
2015Hyundai Elantra198.21021.350-4,9%9,2%
2119Toyota Tacoma198.12418.7053,4%6,8%
2229Jeep Wrangler190.52213.700-0,7%-12,9%
2321Subaru Outback188.88618.2483,3%-11,8%
2426Chevrolet Malibu185.85716.628-18,4%-27,0%
2531Chevrolet Cruze184.75113.406-2,2%-22,6%
2624Subaru Forester177.56317.441-0,6%-3,2%
2718Jeep Cherokee169.88219.359-14,9%18,2%
2838Ford Focus158.38511.237-5,7%10,8%
2930Ford Edge142.60313.6606,0%7,6%
3032Hyundai Santa fe133.17113.1461,5%21,0%

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