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March auto sales are stronger than expected with the big three, Ford sales up 3.46% and Fiat Chyrsler up 13.6%. General Motors $GM however just came out saying they will only report quarterly. Car sales give us insight to consumer trends.

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March Vehicle Sales

  • Ford March US Light vehicle sales up 3.46% vs 0.8% estimate 
  • Fiat Chyrsler is up 13.6% vs 3.3% estimate,
  • General Motors +15.7% vs +5.1% estimate (Note moved to quarterly)
  • Honda +3.8% vs +2.1% estimate 
  • Toyota +3.5% vs +3.9% estimate 
  • Nissan -3.7% vs -2.1% estimate 
  • Volkswagen US +17.8% (no estimate)

General Motors No longer Reporting Monthly Sales

GM today announced it will report sales only quarterly. "Thirty days is not enough time to separate real sales trends from short-term fluctuations in a very dynamic, highly competitive market," statement from GM. 

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