Government Fleet Sales Rise 16.3%

November 05, 2014

Photo of Miami-Dade PD Ford P.I. Utility courtesy of the agency.
Photo of Miami-Dade PD Ford P.I. Utility courtesy of the agency.

Sales of fleet vehicles to government agencies strengthened in October, and are now 9.5% higher through 10 months of 2014 when compared to a year ago.

Sales of fleet vehicles from nine OEMs rose 16.3% in October with relative strength in both the passenger car and truck/SUV segments. Government agencies ordered 21.5% more passenger cars and 14.7% more trucks and SUVs, including full-size vans.

So far this year, the nine OEMs have sold 214,547 fleet vehicles to government agencies compared with 195,866 a year ago. The increase of 18,681 represents a 9.5% increase.

In September, government fleet sales rose 17.3%. Through nine months, sales were up 8.8%.

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