Auto and Truck Sales

Importance: Medium.
Source: Individual auto manufacturers, seasonal factors by the Commerce Department.
Volatility: Moderate.
Release: Date varies by auto maker from the first business day to the third business day of the month. Data is for month prior.

The Auto and Truck Sales data measures the monthly sales of all domestically produced vehicles. These sales comprise approximately 25% of total retail sales. The demand for autos and trucks is interest rate sensitive and a leading indicator of consumer demand.

Market Reaction:

Event Fixed Income Equities Dollar
Auto Sales Up Bond Market Down Stock Market Up Dollar Up
Auto Sales Down Bond Market Up Stock Market Down Dollar Down