Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index measures dealer perceptions of current retail auto sales and sales expectations for the next three months as “strong,” “average” or “weak.” The survey also asks dealers to rate new-car sales and used-car sales separately along with a variety of key drivers including consumer traffic. Responses are used to calculate an index where any number over 50 indicates that more dealers view conditions as strong rather than weak.
To see the highlights from the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index for fourth quarter 2018, download the full report below.
To read the press release: https://www.coxautoinc.com/news/optimism-shifts-to-pessimism-2019-outlook-dims-for-u-s-auto-dealers/
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Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Fourth Quarter 2018
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