Retail Sales--New Passenger Cars: 1990 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1026):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 53 rows and 17 columns.

In thousands, except as noted (9,303 represents 9,303,000).


  1. Includes trucks under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), such as compact
    and conventional pickups, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and vans, and
    trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds GVWR.
  2. New vehicle sales data is calculated by subtracting CNW Marketing’s
    vehicle leasing data from Bureau of Economic Analysis’ data which combines sales and leases.
  3. Consumer leases only.
  4. Used car sales include sales from franchised dealers, independent
    dealers, and casual sales.
  5. Includes leased vehicles.
  6. Includes cars produced in Canada and Mexico.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.