Total Vehicle Sales in the United States decreased to 12.70 Million in May from 14.30 Million in April of 2022. source: National Automobile Dealers Association

Total Vehicle Sales in the United States averaged 15.55 Million from 1993 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 21.77 Million in October of 2001 and a record low of 8.60 Million in April of 2020. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Total Vehicle Sales - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Total Vehicle Sales - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Total Vehicle Sales in the United States is expected to be 14.40 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Total Vehicle Sales is projected to trend around 18.00 Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Total Vehicle Sales



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-05 12:00 AM Apr 14.3M 13.3M
2022-06-02 02:00 PM May 12.7M 14.3M
2022-07-06 12:00 AM Jun 12.7M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Total Vehicle Sales 12.70 14.30 Million May 2022

United States Total Vehicle Sales
In the United States, Total Vehicle Sales measures the annualized number of new vehicles sold domestically in the reported month.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.70 14.30 21.77 8.60 1993 - 2022 Million Monthly
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News Stream
US New Light-Vehicle Sales Improves in April
New light-vehicle sales in the United States increased to 14.3 million units on a seasonally adjusted basis in April 2022 from the previous month’s sales of 13.3 million units. However, April 2022’s sales was down 21.9% compared to the stellar sales pace seen in April 2021 which was driven by strong consumer demand and enough inventory available to meet that demand. April 2021 was one of the last sales months before inventory began to decline significantly and limit the sales pace. “We don’t expect that April’s month-end inventory level will change much from March’s level of 1.23 million units as the industry is still unable to produce enough vehicles to meet current demand, let alone restock dealer lots,” NADA said in a monthly report. “For the rest of the year vehicle availability will continue to be the principal limiting factor for new light-vehicle sales. Our forecast for sales in all of 2022 remains unchanged at 15.4 million units,” it added.
2022-05-05
US New Light-Vehicle Sales Slips in March
New light-vehicle sales in the United States decreased to 13.3 million units on a seasonally adjusted basis in March 2022, down from the previous month’s sales of 14.1 million units, as well as from March 2021’s sales of 17.6 million units. “Sales fell throughout Q1 2022 as production that was already limited by scarce microchips was further curtailed by global shocks from the war in Ukraine and continuing supply chain disruptions beyond microchips,” NADA said in its monthly report. “For the rest of the year, new-vehicle sales will be limited by the number of vehicles OEMs can build. While our 2022 forecast of 15.4 million new light-vehicle sales remains unchanged from the start of the quarter, there are downside risks to our forecast from ongoing supply chain issues, global conflicts and pandemic-related impacts,” it added. Toyota, GM, Ford and Stellantis grabbed the lion’s share of the market, with crossover and pickup trucks accounting for nearly two-thirds of sales.
2022-04-06
US New Light-Vehicle Sales Weakens in February
New light-vehicle sales in the United States decreased to 14.1 million units on a seasonally adjusted basis in February 2022, down from the previous month’s sales of 15.04 million units, as well as from February 2021’s sales of 15.9 million units. “New light-vehicle sales are expected to improve throughout the year, but will continue to be restrained by the ongoing semiconductor microchip shortage and other supply chain-related issues,” NADA said in its monthly report. Toyota, GM, Ford and Stellantis grabbed the lion’s share of the market, with crossover and pickup trucks accounting for nearly two-thirds of sales. On a powertrain basis, internal combustion engines accounted for 88.5% of sales, while hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid cars took the rest.
2022-03-04