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October 9, 2019

For the Monthly Wholesale Trade Survey, all current month estimates are preliminary estimates and will be superseded in following months by revised estimates.

Inventories estimates released as part of the Advance Economic Indicators Report are not included in the time series. For the latest advance estimates, go to the Advance Economic Indicators Report website.

For information on the reliability and use of the data, including important notes on estimation and sampling variance, seasonal adjustment, measures of sampling variability, and other information pertinent to this economic indicator, go to the Monthly Wholesale Trade Report [PDF], or refer to the Monthly Wholesale Trade website, which provides a link to more historical data for these reports.

Estimated measures of sampling variability for totals are expressed as coefficients of variation (CV). Standard errors (SE) are provided for month-to-month change and ratio estimates.

Estimated measures of sampling variability are based on data not adjusted for seasonal variation, and should be used when drawing inferences about both adjusted and not adjusted estimates.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories (Definitions)
4231: Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies: U.S. Total — Seasonally Adjusted Sales - Monthly [Millions of Dollars]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 12,652 12,942 13,032 12,876 12,821 13,162 13,070 13,130 13,300 13,661 13,504 13,202
1993 13,633 13,368 12,421 13,436 13,793 12,817 13,796 13,534 13,842 13,749 13,293 12,716
1994 13,851 14,220 14,209 14,142 13,870 13,871 14,316 15,148 14,170 14,421 14,684 14,450
1995 14,070 13,834 13,808 14,214 14,578 14,408 14,038 14,299 14,175 13,915 14,268 14,383
1996 14,616 14,599 14,575 14,446 14,009 14,251 14,224 14,082 13,996 14,197 14,207 14,271
1997 14,279 14,506 14,511 14,156 14,690 14,786 14,501 13,689 14,685 14,659 14,493 13,362
1998 14,654 14,559 15,151 15,204 15,235 15,082 15,386 15,563 15,741 15,499 15,728 15,839
1999 15,825 17,431 16,742 17,117 17,436 17,675 18,073 17,740 18,167 18,735 18,366 18,601
2000 18,332 18,388 18,202 18,587 18,300 18,577 18,291 18,661 18,743 18,658 18,869 18,691
2001 19,038 18,841 19,243 19,455 19,858 19,603 19,788 20,101 19,214 19,974 20,173 19,509
2002 20,104 20,426 20,311 20,873 20,800 20,917 21,109 22,215 21,364 20,858 21,701 21,115
2003 21,472 20,319 21,332 21,352 21,349 21,564 21,830 21,506 21,730 21,943 22,612 23,147
2004 21,623 22,839 23,372 24,135 23,568 24,103 23,620 23,454 23,948 24,240 23,489 24,150
2005 23,862 24,571 24,561 24,407 24,482 25,138 25,637 26,602 25,796 26,260 26,045 26,883
2006 27,044 27,842 27,015 26,982 28,309 27,854 27,510 27,808 27,540 28,277 29,196 30,553
2007 28,890 28,612 28,997 29,246 27,822 27,672 27,493 28,249 29,162 28,953 28,859 27,477
2008 28,447 27,174 28,489 28,261 28,366 26,142 26,067 24,836 25,632 24,410 22,211 20,304
2009 19,333 19,745 19,772 19,018 19,575 21,362 21,578 22,621 22,490 23,555 23,744 23,821
2010 23,957 24,906 24,611 25,000 24,802 25,247 25,940 25,789 25,573 25,853 25,217 25,689
2011 27,386 27,303 27,353 27,467 24,217 25,968 27,990 29,088 28,980 30,749 30,238 31,788
2012 32,416 32,788 32,467 32,216 32,344 32,694 32,852 33,906 33,214 32,589 32,953 32,467
2013 32,847 32,836 33,254 33,152 33,581 33,689 32,711 32,496 34,953 33,653 34,529 33,810
2014 32,993 33,384 33,746 34,146 34,605 35,538 35,313 34,929 35,149 34,969 35,096 35,017
2015 35,756 34,899 35,326 36,482 36,896 36,034 36,901 35,626 36,144 35,312 35,048 35,818
2016 35,146 35,336 35,331 36,086 35,049 34,639 34,701 34,895 35,442 35,455 35,361 37,772
2017 38,366 36,364 36,589 36,843 36,416 36,396 36,061 37,464 37,725 38,794 38,686 38,796
2018 38,517 39,040 38,652 38,369 39,296 39,300 39,269 39,420 39,373 39,009 39,604 38,780
2019 39,785 39,887 39,378 39,774 40,814 40,732 40,934 41,277 NA NA NA NA
Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories (Definitions)
4231: Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies: U.S. Total — Not Seasonally Adjusted Sales - Monthly [Millions of Dollars]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1992 11,551 11,984 14,257 13,314 12,962 13,741 13,541 12,644 13,021 14,317 13,004 13,506
1993 11,888 12,178 13,912 13,987 13,779 13,484 13,893 13,507 13,358 14,093 13,227 12,996
1994 11,967 12,940 15,900 14,425 14,369 14,426 14,101 15,542 13,745 14,536 14,699 14,421
1995 12,607 12,575 15,424 14,072 15,453 15,100 13,617 14,714 13,466 14,444 14,111 14,153
1996 13,432 13,738 15,522 15,111 14,807 14,208 14,608 14,096 13,212 15,035 13,838 14,457
1997 13,094 13,157 15,266 14,906 15,028 15,082 14,849 13,470 14,377 15,465 13,739 13,910
1998 13,071 13,176 16,469 15,782 15,250 15,912 15,694 15,174 15,552 15,917 15,256 16,488
1999 13,847 15,758 18,584 17,921 17,174 18,718 17,928 17,953 17,749 18,904 18,513 19,308
2000 15,949 17,487 20,059 18,550 19,087 19,487 17,633 19,333 17,881 19,311 18,850 18,616
2001 17,534 17,089 20,648 19,844 20,632 20,152 19,709 20,744 17,850 21,132 20,274 19,294
2002 18,516 18,547 21,428 21,896 21,466 20,959 21,426 22,348 20,253 22,068 21,397 21,643
2003 19,733 18,470 22,335 22,505 21,413 22,082 22,048 21,312 21,208 23,128 21,775 24,258
2004 19,374 21,195 25,943 25,173 23,002 25,477 23,077 23,876 23,134 24,482 23,865 25,237
2005 20,879 22,335 27,263 24,651 24,776 26,194 24,688 27,746 25,151 26,339 26,540 27,206
2006 24,637 25,392 29,987 26,631 28,960 29,107 26,245 29,115 26,053 29,578 29,342 30,706
2007 26,723 26,151 31,143 29,568 28,406 28,032 27,246 29,661 27,121 30,777 29,032 27,367
2008 26,427 26,087 29,999 29,137 27,941 26,691 26,197 25,084 25,017 25,972 21,256 21,340
2009 17,380 18,106 21,631 19,341 19,105 22,216 21,600 22,666 22,108 24,262 23,364 25,084
2010 21,370 22,814 27,269 25,525 24,008 26,383 25,110 26,846 24,985 26,344 25,293 27,051
2011 24,237 24,955 30,252 27,220 24,411 26,851 26,842 30,688 28,487 30,995 30,419 32,456
2012 29,888 31,214 34,610 32,248 33,120 32,923 32,458 35,805 31,188 34,675 32,887 32,564
2013 30,778 30,012 34,983 33,848 34,454 33,318 32,678 33,276 33,695 35,840 33,459 35,264
2014 30,947 30,480 35,028 35,102 34,432 36,071 35,278 35,383 34,622 37,172 33,411 37,048
2015 32,538 31,793 38,081 37,175 36,416 37,331 36,716 35,626 35,891 36,230 34,347 38,039
2016 31,702 33,251 38,687 35,906 35,680 35,747 33,001 36,710 35,052 35,597 35,644 38,792
2017 35,642 32,982 39,919 36,032 37,618 37,706 33,897 39,450 36,254 40,501 38,609 39,494
2018 36,322 35,448 40,817 38,561 40,946 39,536 38,405 41,509 37,168 41,271 39,683 39,051
2019 37,637 36,217 41,032 40,609 42,406 40,162 40,484 42,061 NA NA NA NA
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: October 18, 2019