USA June. Vehicles sales up 5.5% pushed by stellar economic growth

USA Vehicles Sales Jaguar-E-Pace-2018

USA Vehicles Sales up 5.5% in June pushed up by growing consumer’s demand after the recent tax reform. Jeep continues to be the star, up 19%, while other strong performance in the last month had been Hyundai, Subaru, GMC and Mazda.

U.S. economic growth appears on track to record a stellar performance in Q2, fueled by strong business investment, tax cuts and an ever-tightening labor market boosting consumer spending. In May, the unemployment rate hit a new low, and growth in retail sales accelerated as consumer confidence remained near a historic high. Furthermore, housing starts picked up in the same month, helped by rising wages and lower taxes boosting household incomes. Survey data for May indicates the private sector has so far been unfazed by current tensions with trade partners, although President Trump’s rapidly escalating rhetoric vis-à-vis China in past weeks could prove damaging to business confidence.

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.

 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%

US Vehicles market track in the 2018 is moderately positive. After having ended the first quarter with 4.115.000 sales, up 2.0%, in April sales have been 1.370.000 (-3.9%), in May 1.595.000 (+5.0%) and in June 1.556.000 (+5.5%) with Year to Date figures at 8.62 million (+2.0%).

At brand-wise, year to date the market leader Ford sold 1.22 million units year to date (-1.3%) with 14.2% of market share.

In second place Toyota with 1.054.000 sales (+3.2%) followed by Chevrolet with 1.015.000 (+4.8%) and Honda with 715.171 (-0.4%).

In fifth place Nissan with 708.525 (-4.3%) ahead of Jeep with 495.022 (+21.8%), Hyundai with 327.786 (-2.6%), Subaru with 322.860 (+5.9%), Kia with 293.563 (+5.9%) and in 10th place GMC with 270.552 (+2.8%) .

At a model wise, the Ford F-series was sold with 451.000 units (+4.9%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 287.000 (+9.2%). In third place the Ram Pick  with 233.000 (-6.7%) overtaking the Nissan Rogue, best car passenger’s, with 215.000 units (+10.0%)

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11Ford1.221.445220.003-1,3%1,0%14,2%14,1%
22Toyota1.054.309185.8513,2%4,4%12,2%11,9%
33Chevrolet1.015.167178.9474,8%5,4%11,8%11,5%
44Honda715.171132.031-0,4%5,0%8,3%8,5%
55Nissan708.525134.398-4,3%2,5%8,2%8,6%
66Jeep495.02286.98921,8%18,9%5,7%5,6%
77Hyundai327.78663.256-2,6%19,6%3,8%4,1%
88Subaru322.86059.8415,9%15,0%3,7%3,8%
99Kia293.56356.571-0,7%0,8%3,4%3,6%
1010GMC270.55246.8162,8%13,0%3,1%3,0%
1111Ram260.34151.729-6,9%6,3%3,0%3,3%
1212Dodge250.93346.387-3,8%9,0%2,9%3,0%
1314Volkswagen172.89828.9417,2%5,7%2,0%1,9%
1413Mercedes170.26328.999-4,2%-9,7%2,0%1,9%
1517Mazda163.92426.89315,7%20,4%1,9%1,7%
1615BMW153.38629.4072,9%1,5%1,8%1,9%
1716Lexus134.99323.7500,9%-2,6%1,6%1,5%
1819Buick114.70317.9224,0%-7,1%1,3%1,2%
1918Audi107.94219.4714,8%0,3%1,3%1,3%
2020Chrysler88.63013.484-13,2%-31,7%1,0%0,9%
2121Cadillac75.19213.2904,3%5,6%0,9%0,9%
2222Acura72.65314.532-1,6%3,5%0,8%0,9%
2323Infiniti72.17010.698-8,8%-12,8%0,8%0,7%
2425Mitsubishi67.32711.14923,4%46,2%0,8%0,7%
2524Lincoln50.2699.534-10,8%2,8%0,6%0,6%
2629Tesla48.95211.362105,0%139,6%0,6%0,7%
2726Volvo47.6229.86839,6%35,1%0,6%0,6%
2827Land Rover44.7796.98224,9%21,2%0,5%0,4%
2928Porsche29.4214.8926,7%8,3%0,3%0,3%
3030Mini22.6364.1462,0%-6,0%0,3%0,3%
3131Jaguar14.7872.353-28,4%-20,1%0,2%0,2%
3235Alfa Romeo12.2652.249229,8%121,1%0,1%0,1%
3332Fiat8.2851.426-43,6%-36,4%0,1%0,1%
3433Genesis7.262796-26,8%-50,7%0,1%0,1%
3534Maserati5.632950-20,1%-23,1%0,1%0,1%
3637Ferrari1.122195-12,0%-2,5%0,0%0,0%
3738Bentley982165-14,5%-24,3%0,0%0,0%
3836Smart650126-67,2%-44,2%0,0%0,0%
3939Rolls-Royce60690-15,1%-5,3%0,0%0,0%
4040Lamborghini5199013,3%-11,8%0,0%0,0%
4141McLaren231116-55,5%22,1%0,0%0,0%
4242Lotus44-62,5%-100,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales JuneVariation 2018Variation JuneShare 2018Share June
11General Motors1.475.614256.9754,3%5,7%17,1%16,5%
22Ford Group1.271.714229.537-1,8%1,0%14,7%14,7%
33Toyota Group1.189.302209.6013,0%3,6%13,8%13,5%
44F.C.A.1.122.230203.4094,3%7,7%13,0%13,1%
55Renault Nissan Alliance848.022156.245-3,0%3,5%9,8%10,0%
66Honda Motor787.824146.563-0,5%4,8%9,1%9,4%
77Hyundai-Kia628.611120.623-2,1%9,0%7,3%7,7%
88Subaru322.86059.8415,9%15,0%3,7%3,8%
99Volkswagen Group311.76253.5596,3%3,7%3,6%3,4%
1011BMW176.62833.6432,7%0,5%2,0%2,2%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales H1 2018Sales JunVariation H1 2018Variation Jun
11Ford F-Series451.13879.2044,9%1,7%
22Chevrolet Silverado287.18352.6869,2%4,3%
33Ram pick-up233.53943.542-6,7%1,1%
45Nissan Rogue215.20237.00410,0%13,7%
54Toyota RAV4198.39037.7227,4%10,6%
67Honda CR-V179.58033.306-4,1%17,5%
76Toyota Camry178.79528.2151,1%-4,2%
88Honda Civic176.24231.3450,3%1,4%
912Chevrolet Equinox164.47625.06423,2%-14,1%
109Toyota Corolla161.46228.168-8,5%-9,3%
1111Ford Escape144.62728.901-7,9%6,4%
1210Honda Accord138.29026.726-13,6%-10,3%
1322Jeep Wrangler133.49223.11034,9%22,7%
1413Ford Explorer128.70622.361-5,0%-7,9%
1514Nissan Altima123.79226.956-15,4%-3,9%
1621Toyota Tacoma116.26622.29622,9%35,6%
1716Nissan Sentra115.67620.5722,8%-8,7%
1818Toyota Highlander114.25421.60414,3%25,3%
1927Jeep Cherokee113.71922.43339,8%88,6%
2015Jeep Grand Cherokee109.31317.724-6,1%-12,2%
2120Hyundai Elantra99.72817.858-0,5%34,3%
2217GMC Sierra93.27220.129-5,7%30,1%
2323Subaru Outback90.97816.0715,5%14,6%
2461Jeep Compass87.51015.142239,9%82,2%
2519Ford Fusion86.97815.678-18,9%-13,6%
2636Dodge Grand Caravan86.77816.2678,7%23,1%
2733Mazda CX-580.91212.71041,8%33,1%
2825Chevrolet Cruze80.26612.821-23,7%-0,1%
2926Subaru Forester79.27713.964-9,9%-9,6%

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