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Domestic Motor Vehicles Sales

(in thousands)

Type of Vehicle 199619951994 19931992 1990 1988 1985 1980
Passenger Cars          
Passenger car factory sales 6,1406,3106,5495,962 5,684 6,050 7,105 8,002 6,400
Passenger car (new) retail sales1 8,5278,6358,9918,518 8,214 9,300 10,530 11,042 8,979
 Domestic2 7,2547,1297,2556,742 6,277 6,897 7,526 8,205 6,581
 Imports3 1,2731,5061,7351,776 1,938 2,403 3,004 2,838 2,398
Trucks          
Truck and bus factory sales 5,7765,7135,6404,895 4,042 3,719 4,121 3,357 1,667
Truck and bus retail sales4 6,1325,6915,6585,318 4,513 4,261 4,608 3,984 2,232
 Light duty (up to 14,000 GVW)5 n.a.5,7035,6735,015 4,264 3,984 4,273 3,700 1,964
 Med. duty (14,000-26,000 GVW)5 n.a.806964 57 71 83 53 92
 Heavy duty (over 26,000 GVW)5 n.a.308284239 192 207 251 231 176
 Under 6,000 pounds 4,3984,0314,1323,756 3,217 2,886 2,926 2,408 985
  Utility 1,3921,2581,130721 666 490 445 429 51
  Van 18121218 21 31 47 115 79
  Mini van (cargo) 64738270 63 83 105 103 (X)
  Station wagon (truck chasis) 321 201 112 138 86 (X)
  Mini passenger carrier 1,0981,1131,1321,002 840 750 692 301 (X)
 6,000 to 10,000 pounds6 1,6901,6311,5061,232 1,021 1,097 1,333 1,280 975
  Utility 2431447260 51 68 90 108 108
  Van 254274275279 241 254 302 261 172
  Pickup conventional 936967883647 524 568 666 628 546
  Station wagon (truck chasis) 137109125115 80 85 104 95 39
 10,001 pounds and over n.a.428388330 275 298 349 295 271
1. Based on data from U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
2. Includes domestic models produced in Canada and Mexico.
3. Excludes domestic models produced in Canada.
4. Excludes motorcoaches and light-duty imports from foreign manufacturers. Includes imports sold by franchised dealers of U.S. manufacturers. Starting in 1987 includes sales of trucks over 10,000 lbs. GVW by foreign manufacturers.
5. Gross vehicle weight (fully loaded vehicles).
6. Includes vehicles not shown separately.
NOTE: X = not applicable.
NOTE: n.a. = not available.
NOTE: Data are most recent available.
Sources: American Automobile Manufacturers Association, Statistical Abstract of the United States 1998, web: www.census.gov/statab/www/ .

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