Car and Truck Sales

August 4, 2020 Unit car and truck sales rose 11.1% in July to 14.52 million after climbing 7.2% in June and surging 39.5% in May.  But those gains only partially offset the stunning declines of 31.9% in March and 23.4% in April.  Car sales in February — before...

Consumer Sentiment

July 31, 2020 The final estimate of consumer sentiment for July fell 5.6 points in July 72.5.  That compares to an initial reading of  73.2.  Thus, sentiment appears to have declined somewhat in the second half of the month as the more rapid pace of spread of the...