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Domestic Car and Truck Sales Slide

June 24, 1989|From Associated Press

DETROIT — The nation's Big Three auto makers said Friday that their sales of domestically made cars and light trucks dropped 9.8% in the June 11-20 sales period compared to the same time last year.

General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler Corp. vehicles sold at an average daily rate of 37,192 during the period, down from 41,243 in the comparable period in 1988.

Car sales were down 10.9% and light truck sales declined 8% for the period.

Big Three car and truck sales since Jan. 1 lagged 5.2% behind last year. The average daily rate so far this year was 35,285, down from 37,227 through mid-June, 1988.

For the year, car sales were down 7.2% and light truck sales were down 1.8% from last year.

AUTO SALES

June 11-20 % 10-Day 1989 change GM 98,752 -8.6 Ford 57,578 -13.9 Chrysler 27,040 -12.6 Honda U.S. 6,200 -36.6 Nissan U.S. 2,352 -32.1 Toyota U.S. 4,319 +232 Mazda U.S. 1,015 +25.8 Mitsubishi U.S. 874 - TOTAL 198,130 -10.9

There were 8 selling days in the selling period this year and last year.

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