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Haig Stoddard

Senior Industry Analyst - Forecasting

Haig focuses on market analysis and future vehicle trends.

Latest From Haig Stoddard

July U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales to Continue Free-Fall from Springtime Peak

Sales could reverse course next month, but making it a challenge is inventory is expected to decline 8.0% in July from June, as well as the high level of uncertainty how fast production can rebound in Q3 due to lingering risks with the flow of microchips.

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Microchip Shortage Still Pummeling North America Production

The production cuts only exacerbate the inventory decline expected in July from June’s drastically depleted supply and further limits potential U.S. sales volumes in second-half 2021.

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Nagging Chip Shortage Very Much Will Crimp Q3 North America Production

If not for the supply constraints, automakers would be breaking summertime production records across the board to get inventory back to levels needed to meet current demand.

Market Analysis

U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory Continues Free-Fall in June, Foretelling Even Slower Sales

Sales in July will be hardpressed to match June’s 15.4 million annualized level, and another sequential decline is in the cards for August, as new-vehicle availability continues to worsen before starting to improve in late-summer.

Market Analysis

Depleted Supply Further Drags Down U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales in June

The deep drawdown in sales caused by disappearing inventory is expected to continue well into the summer before it starts to improve.

Market Analysis

Withering Supply Dragging Down U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Second Straight Month in June

The trend throughout the year has been for the market to surprise on the high side vs. the levels implied by supply, but the relentless drain on inventory is pointing to more sequential weakness before growth resumes later this year.

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