BTS remains open except for the Office of Airline Information, which is closed and not accepting data submissions due to an appropriations lapse.
All BTS releases, except the Transportation Services Index, will be delayed.

Legacy Publication

You are here

Table 1-16: Retail(a) New Passenger Car Sales (Thousands of units)

Excel | CSV

 197019751980198519901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015
Total new passenger car sales8,4008,6248,94910,9799,3038,1858,2138,5188,9918,6208,4798,2178,0858,6388,7788,3528,0427,5567,4837,6607,7627,5626,7695,4025,6366,0907,2447,585(R) 7,6897,525
Domesticb7,1197,0536,5808,2056,9196,1626,2866,7427,2557,1147,2066,8626,7056,9196,7626,2545,8175,4735,3335,4735,4175,1974,4913,5583,7914,1435,1195,433(R) 5,5915,611
Imports1,2801,5722,3692,7752,3842,0231,9271,7761,7351,5061,2721,3551,3801,7192,0162,0982,2262,0832,1492,1872,3452,3652,2781,8431,8441,9472,1252,1532,0981,914
Japan3138081,8942,1711,7191,5001,4521,3281,2399827277266917588638379308308109231,1541,1831,142829799806905897820731
Germany750493292408263193201186192207237297367467517523547544542534575582507407482522545566546468
Other217271184196402330275262303317308332322494637738749709797729616600630606563619676690733714

KEY: R = revised.

a Retail new car sales include both sales to individuals and to corporate fleets. It also includes leased cars.

b Includes cars produced in Canada and Mexico.

NOTE

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

SOURCES

1970: American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures 1992 (Detroit, MI: 1992), p. 16.

1980-2015: WardsAuto.com, Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures (Southfield, MI: Annual Issues), pp. 17, 21, and similar pages in earlier editions..

Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017