2 percent dip in U.S. Car Sales in August 2017

Hurricane Harvey takes shine off solid results

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The August 2017 Car Sales Data for the U.S. is starting to come in with another month of mixed results.

Overall sales of 16.16 million vehicles has been reported, a total down 2% on the same month last year.

One of the big impacts on the car sales market in August was Hurricane Harvey.

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The storm wiped out almost all the Texas sales that would normally make up more than 2% of the nation’s late month car and pick-up truck sales.

The U.S. new car market was on track for a positive result before the storm hit.

The result continues a run of declines in the U.S. car market through 2017, however analysts say the hurricane could end up bringing positives to the industry with tens of thousands of vehicles destroyed in the storm having to be replaced in coming months.

“We think we will see sales in the area increase pretty quickly and we’re confident that will boost the entire market,” Michelle Krebs, an Autotrader analyst told Bloomberg.

“It’s a big truck and SUV market already, so we expect sales of those vehicles will be strong.”

August 2017 U.S. Car Sales Data (Big Brand Performance):

We will bring you the August 2017 Car Sales Data when it comes to hand on Monday.

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