Procurement

Fleet Sales Decline 7.8% in August

September 05, 2016

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of GM.

Sales of vehicles from five manufacturers to government agencies declined 7.8% to 23,405 in August with a modest decline in truck sales and sharp slide in passenger car sales, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Government agencies purchased 20.6% fewer cars (4,472) than a year ago and 4.8% fewer trucks, SUVs, and vans (18,933).

Year-to-date sales remain strong, as the manufacturers have seen a 28.8% increase to 157,111 vehicles for the first eight months of 2016 compared the the same period a year ago. Truck-based sales have increased 32% to 124,106, while car sales have increased 12.9% to 33,005 units.

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