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The odd-trying line in this graph is the one for home consumption of autos and components as a fraction of GDP; the road begins to drop after 2002, only reversing in 2010. It’s odd to me as a result of a graph of US automobile gross sales is essentially flat from 2001 to 2007 at between sixteen and 17 million vehicles per yr. Reading off Stuart’s graph above, the gross consumption line begins at about 3.7% of GDP in 2001 and drops to around 2.8% in 2007, so roughly a 25% drop. Taking a look at BEA Desk 1.1.5. US GDP rose 36% throughout that period.

You can see the rise in imports from a lot lower than 1% in the Sixties to about 2% of US GDP in the mid 2000s (till the nice recession hit). The other interesting issue is that consumption of autos (as a fraction of the economic system) began a critical decline within the early 2000s. That is going to complicate the evaluation which I’ll take up again in the next put up.

Passenger automobile gross sales plummeted again in March, dragging U.S. auto gross sales to their third straight monthly decline, a robust indication that years of sales development have come to an finish. As vehicles remain a point of conflict, Detroit pushes to sell pickups in a market lengthy skeptical of them, in an effort to tap a Chinese style for American manufacturers.

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