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Car manufacturers - U.S. YTD market share - Q3 2020

General Motors was the market leader in terms of U.S. light vehicle sales after the first three quarters of 2020. Between January and September 2020, consumers in the United States bought between 1.7 and 1.8 million GM vehicles, making General Motors the producer of every sixth automobile sold there in the 9 months ended September 30, 2020.

 Plateauing sales after stellar spell

  U.S. light vehicle sales are stalling: the U.S. automotive industry sold just under 17 million light vehicles between January and December 2019. This compares to about 17.3 million units one year before. The trend is no different for America’s most popular manufacturer. GM’s light vehicle sales remained flat across the last three quarters of 2019, compared with the figures reported for the same twelve months in 2018. However, one must admit that the U.S. automotive industry had several good years between 2015 and 2018, when consumers purchased more than 17 million light vehicles annually for an unprecedented four years in a row. This stellar spell might have come to an end in 2019 with the 2020 outlook being particularly bleak. Slowing economies and the COVID-19 pandemic is having a strong negative effect on vehicle production and consumption.

Selected automakers' U.S. YTD market share in 3rd quarter 2020, by key manufacturer

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Supplementary notes

The source estimated figures in March for most brands.
The percentage values are Statista calculations based on the absolute values provided by the source.

Figures including light trucks.
FCA includes the following brands: Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram
Volkswagen Group excludes Lamborghini.
Daimler not included due to absence of data.

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