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2019 US Auto Sales Figures – By Manufacturer (Automaker Rankings)

2019 U.S. Automotive Sales by Automaker – The Best-Selling Automotive Manufacturers By Sales Volume

Wrapping up 2019, the month of December wasn’t the most impressive sales month. The majority of automakers saw sales drop in the month of December. In fact, only three automakers saw sales rise over December of last year. When you look at the YTD numbers, you’ll see that 2019 sales weren’t super strong. While the number of companies that saw sales rise was the same as the number of companies that saw sales drop, the overall number of vehicles sold was down.

When you look at the total numbers, in December the industry was down by about 150,000 units. When you look at 2019 sales for the entire year, you’ll see that there were about 407,000 fewer sales in 2019 when compared with 2018. In terms of volume, the top four highest-selling automakers saw sales drop for both the month of December and 2019 as a whole.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.

2019 Best Selling Automakers in the U.S

This data table looks at last month’s total passenger car sales volumes in the United States by manufacturer. We compare U.S manufacturer sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual manufacturer’s sales success in the U.S market.

2019 Automaker Market Share Dynamics in the U.S

This chart gives you a view of the year to date automotive sales volumes by manufacturer and how they make up the U.S automotive market in terms of market share. You can see in this handy chart that the big manufacturer continue to make up a disproportionate amount of the market for new car sales.

2019 Automaker U.S Sales Growth Analysis

This chart might seem a little complicated at first but once you understand it is very helpful. First, the size of the area for each manufacturer refers to their market share (i.e size). The bigger the circle the larger the manufacturer in terms of sales volumes (YTD). The position of the circle in the chart along the left axis looks at the year to date growth of that manufacturer. The higher the manufacturer is on the chart, the more year to date growth it is seeing in sales volumes. Along the bottom axis you can see the total volumes shipped by that manufacturer year to date.

Automotive Data Disclosures

Important note: Both Ford, GM, and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, and Ram until the end of each quarter.