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    By The Numbers: June 2014: The SAARs Have It Edition
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    SAAR, in case you're not aware, stands for Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, and what it basically refers to, in this case, is the total number of automobiles experts predict automakers will sell in the United States in the 2014 calendar year. The big news is that the SAAR has been adjusted upward ...

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    By The Numbers: May 2014: May The Sales Be With You Edition
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    Demand for automobiles remains high, judging by the latest round of sales reports filtering in from automakers doing business in the United States. Even those heavily embroiled in recall controversies, most notably General Motors, witnessed year-over-year improvements in the month of May. GM, ...

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    By The Numbers: April 2014: It's Raining Sales Edition
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    If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, you're probably enjoying the good fortunes of springtime. With the rains of April come the beautiful greening of lawns and trees as they blossom, with the sun staying out longer and longer. All that goodwill must be bringing increased foot traffic into car ...

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    By The Numbers: March 2014: Better Weather Is On The Horizon Edition
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    After the Polar Vortex-saddled January and February months of 2014, something tells us a break in the weather is exactly what car shoppers have been waiting for. Perhaps it's all the lovely green we see in the chart below that has us in an upbeat mood, but there's no denying most automakers doing ...

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    By The Numbers: February 2014: Brrr, It's Cold Out There Edition
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    It's that time of the month again, folks. The automakers have released their results for February, and there are, predictably, both high and low notes worth talking about. The automaker with perhaps the most to crow about so far this year is Jeep, and much of its stellar performance in 2014 can ...

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    By The Numbers: January 2014: Polar Vortex Edition
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    It doesn't really have a name, but the meteorological events in January that caused record-breaking low temperatures across most of the Midwestern United States and Canada is being blamed for many automakers' sales woes last month. The dangerous temperatures, which were colder even than what the ...

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    By The Numbers: 2013: Keep On Truckin' Edition
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    Last year wasn't quite the blockbuster year of sales growth that 2012 was, but there are plenty of automakers in our table with reason to be happy. Subaru, for instance, duplicated its 2012 performance by again recording annual sales growth of over 26 percent. At the other end of the spectrum, ...

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    By The Numbers: December 2013: Whimpering In The New Year Edition
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    After a particularly bullish November, the holiday season saw automakers reporting relatively unimpressive sales numbers to finish off the year. In particular, industry giants General Motors and Toyota ended 2013 with a bit of a whimper. After being treated to volume rising by 13.70 percent in ...

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    By The Numbers: November 2013: Gobble Gobble Edition
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    The US auto industry will be giving thanks after a month of sales for November worth celebrating. Automakers were facing a potentially tough month, at least compared to the same month last year, which saw increased sales in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy from pent up demand. Volvo, for example, ...

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    By The Numbers: October 2013: Shut What Down? Edition
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    There was little doubt that the government shutdown, which occupied 16 days of an already-short month, put downward pressure on US auto sales during the month of September. If you weren't one of the 800,000 federal employees who were furloughed without pay during the crisis, you may have been one ...

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    By The Numbers: September 2013: Not As Bad As It Looks Edition
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    A Short Month Shows In The Numbers, Ford Still Rises Yes, it's true that the auto industry experienced slower sales in September. However, the deceleration may appear to the casual observer like sales hit a brick wall last month, but they really didn't. Ever wonder why we always include those ...

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    By The Numbers: August 2013: Sizzling Summer Edition
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    Honda, Toyota And Nissan Make Big Gains, Domestics Not Far Off The summer sales season came to a close last month with all of the major auto companies we follow posting double-digit sales increases in August. Smaller companies with multiple brands like Jaguar-Land Rover, which was up a ...

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    By The Numbers: July 2013: It's Gettin' Hot In Here Edition [UPDATE]
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    Sales figures for the US auto industry during July 2013 are in, and the big automakers should be pleased with the numbers they're seeing. American Honda led the pack with a 20.95-percent rise in sales last month, followed by Toyota Motor Company with a 17.28-percent gain and General Motors, which ...

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    By The Numbers: June 2013: Sales Storm Edition
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    Subaru Surges Ahead Of Accelerating Industry Sales It finally feels like the auto industry has found firm footing on the other side of a river of trouble it's been swimming in for years. An economic crisis, natural disasters and record-breaking recalls are all to blame for sales being up or down ...

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    By The Numbers: May 2013: Coming Up Roses Edition
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    Nissan, Ford, Chrysler Lead Gains, Subaru Sets All-Time Record April showers sure do have May sales flowering this year. The numbers for last month are in, and generally speaking, the US market was strong with most automakers reporting higher sales than a year ago. Of those that were in the red, ...

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    By The Numbers: April 2013: Showers Edition
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    Ford And Nissan Make Big Gains, Toyota Falls Unlike the month of March, when automakers left and right were breaking monthly sales records despite having one fewer selling day, April 2013 was a month when some brands couldn't even beat their year-over-year sales numbers despite being spotted an ...

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    By The Numbers: March 2013: Records Are Made To Be Broken Edition
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    They say records are made to be broken, and the auto industry broke more than a few last month. Sales for the month of March added up to a number of all-time best months for automakers, like Nissan (+0.39 percent to 126,623) and Subaru (+13.32 percent to 36,701). General Motors reports it had its ...

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    By The Numbers: February 2013: No Leap Day Edition [UPDATE]
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    Last year was a Leap Year, and February 2012 indeed offered automakers an extra day of selling cars compared to the 24 trips around the sun we took last month. Nevertheless, the US auto industry took full advantage of the days they were given and posted a solid month of sales in February ...

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    By The Numbers: January 2013: We've Got A New Graphic Edition!
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    Is there anything else to discuss this month besides the fact that By the Numbers has a new graphic? Since sometime in 2006, I've dutifully collected this monthly sales data and published it in table form for your perusal, and I've always accompanied the data and my analysis of it with that funny ...

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    By The Numbers: 2012 - Don't Call It A Comeback Edition
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    Best Year Since 2007, F-Series And Camry Remain Top-Sellers Most automakers probably wish the party that was 2012 would keep right on going into 2013, because the past year was was very good for the auto industry in terms of sales. With December sales now reported, the final seasonally adjusted ...

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