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Auto Market Weekly Summary: May 30

Growing income and spending data indicate that the consumer is alive and well, and inflation is still a factor that could lead to further Fed rate increases. First-quarter economic growth was revised upward but still reflected a slowing economy in aggregate. Beneath the headline deceleration was strong consumer spending. Consumer incomes and spending saw accelerating … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: May 23rd

The video below is part of a biweekly Auto Market Report series focusing on data and insights that provide a holistic view of the auto industry. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke leads our effort to translate data and trends into actionable insights. Download this week’s presentation

Auto Market Weekly Summary: May 22

Retail sales increased slightly in April from March but were down from a year ago. Half of the major categories are down year-to-year. New residential construction trends were mixed in April, but building permits now exceed starts, and the activity indicates that single-family construction is stabilizing. Existing home sales declined in April as supply limits … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: May 15

Year-over-year inflation declined again in April, in line with expectations. Consumers are increasingly tapping credit cards. Auto loan performance improved in April from the seasonal impact of households receiving tax refunds. Even so, loan performance remains worse than a year ago. Auto credit access declined in April across all auto sales channels and all lender … Continued

Vehicle Shortages Explained, Car Price Predictions & That Time CDG Bought 50 Chevys — Jonathan Smoke

CarDealershipGuy Podcast, May 12, 2023 — Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins CarDealershipGuy for a wide-ranging discussion on the automotive industry covering inventory, pricing and how the pandemic has permanently transformed the industry and more. Here’s the rundown:

As the Debt Ceiling Debate Rages, the Auto Market Braces for Stormy Weather

This year has been a whirlwind of economic headlines. First, it’s been the Fed and the ongoing will-they-or-won’t-they debate on interest rates. Last week came some clarity, an expected pause, but that clarity arrived as the debt-ceiling debate shifted into high gear. Now the worry is the U.S. government defaulting on its debt and spinning … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: May 9th

The video below is part of a biweekly Auto Market Report series focusing on data and insights that provide a holistic view of the auto industry. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke leads our effort to translate data and trends into actionable insights. Download this week’s presentation

Auto Market Weekly Summary: May 8

The latest employment report represented strong and improving labor market conditions, which was unexpected. Job growth in April accelerated, the unemployment rate declined, and wage growth accelerated. All major industry sectors added jobs in April, but services represented most of the gains. The labor market remains strong despite the Fed tightening monetary conditions and credit … Continued

Fed Raises But Prepares to Shift to “Wait and See” Mode for Uncertain Summer

The Fed raised a quarter point today, which was widely expected. What was more important was the lack of language suggesting additional firming was anticipated, which is the Fed’s way of saying further increases are less likely than not. The increase was the tenth in a row. The Fed has raised the Fed Funds Rate … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: May 1

First-quarter real GDP growth reflected a slowing economy, but underneath the headline deceleration was an improvement in consumer spending. Consumer incomes and spending were stable in March. The personal savings rate increased. Key measures of inflation showed downward progress, but they remain elevated. New home sales increased in March, while pending home sales declined. Total home … Continued