U.S. car sales fall 3.0% in June, 2.1% for first six months  [ USA ]

U.S. light vehicle sales of 1,474,360 units in June were down 3.0% compared to the same month in 2016.
Truck and SUV sales increased 4.1% from last June to 933,378 units, while passenger car sales declined 13.2% to 540,982 units.
Total light vehicle sales of 8,452,453 units for the first six months of 2017 were down 2.1% compared to the same period in 2016.
Truck and SUV sales of 5,228,512 units for the first six months were up 4.6%, while passenger car sales of 3,223,941 units were down 11.4% from the same six-month period in 2016.
The overall SAAR for June was 16.51 million units.
The SAAR was 5.91 million units for passenger cars and 10.59 million units for trucks.
General Motors sales were down 4.8%, Ford sales were down 5.0%, and FCA sales were down 7.4% compared to June last year.
Among Japanese companies, Toyota was up 2.1%, Nissan was up 2.0%, and Honda was up 0.8%, while Subaru was up 11.7% compared to last May.
Hyundai sales decreased 19.3% and Kia sales decreased 10.3% from last year.
Among German companies, BMW sales decreased 1.1%, Daimler sales increased 1.1%, and Volkswagen Group sales increased 10.8% from the same month last year.
Volvo sales decreased 15.0%, while Jaguar Land Rover sales increased 3.1% from last June.

(Autodata release from July 3, 2017)

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