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U.S. Per Dealership Sales Rose 4.8% In 2015

Feb 23, 2016

According to the annual Automotive Franchise Activity Report, produced by automotive consulting firm, Urban Science, the average number of new vehicle sales per U.S. dealership rose 4.8% in 2015 to 966 units. That is the fourth consecutive annual record.

The study also found that last year was the sixth consecutive year of per-store sales growth. The U.S. auto industry set a record of 17.5 million light vehicle sales in 2015. Last year’s per-store sales increase came as the U.S. dealership total remained mostly flat. The number of dealerships rose 0.7% during 2015 to 18,087, while the number of franchises—the brands dealerships offer—rose 0.5%. Those numbers have been largely consistent since 2010.

The study found that 96% of local markets nationwide had virtually no change in the number of dealerships.