Specialists have made their forecasts for this October, and they’re not optimistic for the U.S. car market, since a drop of 7% is expected. Comparing to October last year a drop of 7% is awaited, as automakers offer steep discounts and adjust production to manage inventories.
The two auto industry consultants said October U.S. new vehicle sales will number 1.347 million, down 7.3% from 1.453 million units a year earlier. The seasonally adjusted annualized rate for October will be 17.7 million vehicles, down from 18.1 million on the same basis a year earlier. This October has two fewer auto sales days than October of 2015. The U.S. auto industry has experienced several years of robust sales and has not experienced six months of declines since before the Great Recession.