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NATIONAL RECOVERY ADMINISTRATION 

^ AKK 8 1936 

RESEARCH AND PLANNING DIVISION 



EVIDENCE STUDY 
NO. 50 

OF 

THE MOTOR VEHICLE RETAILING TRADE INDUSTRY 



Prepared by 
THE INDUSTRY STATISTICS UNIT 



December, 1935 



PRELIMINARY DRAFT 
(NOT FOR RELEASE: FOR USE IN DIVISION ONLY) 



TKH EVIDSHCS STUDY SERIES 

The STXDEITCE STUDIES 'rere originally planned as a means of gathering evidence 
"bearing upon various legal issues Tallica arose under the Na,oional Industrial P.e- 
covery Act. 

These studies have value quite aside from the use for which they were originally 
intended. Accordingly, they are novr made available for confidential use vzithin the 
Division of Heview, and for inclusion in Code Histories. 

The f"all list of the Evidence Studies is as follOTTs: 



1. Automohile Manufacturing Ind, 23. 

2. Boot ana Sboe Mfg. Ind. 24. 

3. Settled Soft Drinlc Ind. 25. 

4. Builders' Supplies Ind. 26. 

5. Chemical i.Ifg. Inc. 27. 

6. Cigar Mfg. Industry 28. 

7. Constr-action Industry 29. 

8. Cotton C-.arnent Industry 30. 

9. Dress Mfg. Ind. 31. 

10. Electrical Contracting Ind. 32. 

11. Electrical Mfg. Ind, 33. 

12. Tab. Metal Prod, Mfg., etc. 34. 

13. Fishery Industry' 35. 

14. Furniture Mfg. Ind. 36. 

15. General Contractors Ind. 37. 

16. G-raphic Arts Ind. 53. 

17. Gray Iron Foundry Ind. 39. 

18. Hosier:,- Ind. 40. 

19. Infant's & Children's Wear Ind. 41. 

20. Iron and Steel Ind. 42, 

21. Leather 43. 

22. L^'Jjn'ber & Timber Frod. Ind. 



Mason Contractors Industry 

Men's Clothing Industry 

Motion Fict^ire Industry 

Motor Bus Mfg. Industry (Dropped) 

IleedleTTork Ind. of Puerto Eico 

painting & Paperhanging & Decorating 

Photo Engraving Industry 

Plunbing Contracting Industry 

Retail Food (See No. 42) 

Retail Lumber Industry 

Retail Solid Fuel (Dropped) 

Retail Trade Industry 

Rubber Mfg. Ind. 

Rubber Tire Mfg. Ind. 

Silk Textile Ind. 

Stru.ctural Clay Products Ind. 

Thro',-7ing Industry 

Trucking Industry 

^aste Materials Ind. 

Tnolesale & Retail Food Ind. (See Ho. Si) 

ITnolesale Fresh Fruit & 7eg. 



In addition to the studies brought to completion, certain materials have been 
assenbled for other industries. These MATERIALS are included in the series and are 
also nade available for confidential use within the Division of Review and for in- 
clusion in Code Histories, as follovfs: 



44. Wool Textile Industry 49. 

45. Automotive p.arts & Equip. Ind. 50. 

46. Baking Industry 51, 

47. Canning Industry 52. 

48. Coa-t and b^iit Ind. 53. 



Household Goods & Storage, etc. (Dropped) 
Motor "Vehicle Retailing Trade 'Ind. 
Retail Tire & Battery Trade Ind. 
Ship & Boat 31 dg. 5- Repairing Ind. 
Iholosaling or Dit^tributing Trade 



L. C. Marshall 
Director, Division of Revie^r 



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TABLES 



TA.BLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



I-A 
B 



C - 



I I-A 
B 



IIL 



C - 

AA - 
BB - 
CC - 



-A 
B 
C 

AA 
BB 
CC 



IV-A 
B 
C 



AA 
BB 
CC 



T-A - 
B - 

C - 

AA. - 
BB - 
CC ~ 



Total New Registrations, 1926-1935 5 

New Passenger Car Hegistrations, 

1926-1935 5 

NeT7 Coranercial Car Registrations, 

1926-1935 5 

Total Retail Financing, 1928-1935 6 

Total Num'ber of Cars Financed, 1928- 

1935 6 

Average Amount Per Note Per Car, 1928- 

1935 6 

Total Financing, 1933-1935 7 

Total Numter of Cars Financed, 1933-1935 .. 7 
Average Amount Per Note Per Car, 1933- 

1935 7 

New Car Financing, 1928-1935 8 

Numter of New Cars Financed, 1928-1935 .... 8 
Average Amount per Note Per New Car, 

1928-1935 8 

New Car Financing, 1933-1935 9 

Num'ber of Nev/ Cars Financed, 1933-1935 .... 9 
Average Amount per Note per New Car, 

1933-1935 9 

Used Car Financing, 1928-1935 10 

Num'Der of Used Cars Financed, 1928-1935 ,,,10 
Average Amount per Note Per Used Car, 

1928-1935 10 

Used Car Financing, 1933-1935 11 

Nuraber of Used Cars Financed, 1933-1935 ..11 
Average Amount Per Note per Used Car, 

1935-1935 11 

Unclassified Car Financing, 1928-1935 12 

Num'ber of Unclassified Cars Financed, 

1928-1935 12 

Average Amount Per Note Per Unclassified 

Car, 1928-1935 12 

Unclassified Car Financing, 1933-1935 13 

Num'ber of Unclassified Cars, 1933-1935 .... 13 
Average Amount Per Note per Unclassified 

Car, 1933-1935 ,.. 13 



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TAELES (Cont'd ) 



rABLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



IiAE[LE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TiLBLE 



Ti^LE 
TABLE 

TABLE 



VI- A 
AA 

VI I- A 
B 

VII I-A 

B 

IX-A 
B 

X-A 
B 

XI 

XII 



TABLE XIII 



XIV 

XV 

XVI 



7/holesale Eincncing to Dealers, 1929- 

1935 14 

Wliolesale Financing to Dealers, 1953- 

1935 14 

Average Wnolesale Price Per Passenger 

Car, f.o.lD. Factory, 1926-1935 15 

Index of Average 7/holesale Price Per 

Passenger Car, 1926-1935 15 

Average Wiiolesale Price Per Truck, f.o.t). 

Factor:/, 1926-1935 16 

Index of Average Wholesale Price Per 

Truck, 1926-1935 15 

Establisbaents , Employees, Payrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, by States, 1929 ...... 17 

Esta"blis}unents, Emnloyees, Payrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, oy States, 1929 18 

Establislx^aents , Employees, Payrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, by Strtes, 1933 19 

Establisbnents , Employees, Pr>.yrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, by States, 1935 20 

Kumber of Motor Vehicle Dealers, by 

States, 1929 to 1935 21 

Establisliments and Net Sales, Classified 

by Vol-ame of Sales, 1929 22 

IJuraber of Dealers Classified by IJ-umber 

of New Cars Sold, 1934 23 

Number of Employees, by Months, 1933 24 

New Motor Vehicle Registrations, by 

States, 1929 to 1934 25 

Production of Motor Vehicles, by States, 

1929 and 1931 26 



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MOTOR VEHICLE EETAILIKG TRADE 

General Kotes 

Corxoo^ - ison of Definitions of the InduGtr""" 

The Motor Vehicle Retailing Trpde, as defined 'b-j the code, 
covers the business of "retailing ne\-i or iised motor vehicles, md. 
the servicing or repairing of ne\i or used aotor vehicles." Ihe 
tern "-.lotor vehicles" includes "passenger cars, truclcs, truck 
tractors, husses, ta:d.ca'bs, hearses, avihulaiaces and other corn- 
mercial vehicles' for use on the highway." Hie retailing and ser- 
vicing of motorcycles, fire s^pparatus, and tractors other than 
truck tractors are not covered by the code. 

In the data presented in this report the term "motor ve- 
hicles" includes onl;^ "oassenger cars and trucks. These data may, 
however, be talcen as representa,tive of code coverage since pre- 
sumably the retailing of such vehicles as ta::icabs, busses, etc. 
is practically negligible in compaj-ison with the retailing of pas- 
senger cars and trucks. 

Biscrepsuicies between the number of esta.blisliments reported 
^Tf the Bureau of the Census, by the Chilton Company, and by the 
Code A-o-thority are lorobably the result, not so much of differences 
in the tirge of vehicle handled by the establishments, but rather of 
differences in the definitions of a motor vehicle dealer and to the 
degree of completeness of the count. Trie B-oreau of the Census, re- 
porting 45,301 establishments in 1929 and 30,546 in 1933, covers 
only those dealers who derive their income principally from the sale 
of motor vehicles. Tiie Chilton Con;oany counts as a motor vehicle 
dealer any dealer who sells motor vehicles. Their figures were 
54,354 in 1929, 39, 858. in 1935, ond 35,265 in 1934. The figure of 
35,977 reported by the lational Automobile Dealers' Association for 
1934 agrees very closely with the Chilton Com.pany's figoH-e for the.t 
year. The slightly larger number of dealers, 39,594, reported by 
the Code Authority for 1934 is probably due to the more effective 
registration organization of the Code Authority, Tlie figures for 
the Chilton Compajiy and the Code Authority are, of course, most 
^appropriate for the code. 

Sources 

The chief sources of the data in the accompanying tables 
oa-e the Bureau of the Census, the Chilton Company, and R. L. Polk 



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•TABLES (Cont'd^ 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TABiLE 



TABLE 



TABLE 



TA3LE 
TABLE 

TABLE 



7I-A 
AA 

VI I- A 
B 

VIII-A 
B 

IX-A 
B 

X-A 
B 

XI 

XII 



TABLE XIII 



XIV 
XV 

XVI 



Yfiaolesale Finrncing to Dealers, 1929- 

1935 14 

Wliolesale Financing to Dealers, 1933- 

1935 14 

Average Fnolesale Price Per Passenger 

Car, f.o.b. Factory, 1926-1935 15 

Index of Average ^/holesale Price Per 

Passenger Car, 1926-1935 15 

Average Fuolesale Price Per Truck, f.o.lD, 
Factor:,r, 1926-1935 16 

Index of Average Wholesale Price Per 

Truck, 1926-1955 16 

Establisbaents , Employees, Payrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, "by States, 1929 17 

Establislunents, Employees, Payrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, by States, 1929 18 

Establishnents, Employees, Payrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, by States, 1933 19 

Establishments, Employees, Proyrolls, 

Sales and Stocks, by States, 1935 20 

Number of Motor Vehicle Dealers, by 

States, 1929 to 1935 21 

Establisliments and Net Sales, Classified 

by Volume of Sales, 1929 22 

N^omber of Dealers Classified by Number 

of New Cars Sold, 1934 23 

Number of Employees, by Months, 1933 24 

New Motor Vehicle Registrations, by 

States, 1929 to 1934 25 

Production of Motor Vehicles, by States, 

1929 and 1931 26 



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MOTOE VEHICLE aETAILIlIG IBADS 

General Kotes 

Con'oarir.on of Definitions of the Industry 

The Hctor Vehicle Retailing Trpde, as defined hv the code, 
covers the business of "retailing nev/ or "ased motor vehicles, rnd. 
the servicing or repairing of new or used notor vehicles." The 
tern ";.iotor vehicles" includes "passenger cars, trucJcs, truck 
tractors, husses, ta:d.cahs, hearses, aahulai^ces and other con- 
mercial vehicles' for use on the highway." Tlie retailing and ser- 
vicing of motorcycles, fire apparatus, azid tractors other than 
truck tractors are not covered "by the code. 

In the data presented in this report the terra "motor ve- 
hicles" includes only "oassenger cars and trucks. These data nay, 
however, be taicen as representative of code coverage since pre- 
sumably the retailing of such vehicles as ta::icabs, busses, etc. 
is practically negligible in conpajrison vdth the retailing of pas- 
senger cars and trucks. 

Discrepancies between the number of establisliments reported 
\rf the Bureau of the Census, by the Chilton Company, and by the 
Code A-o.thority are probably the result, not so much of differences 
in the t^rpe of vehicle handled by the establishments, but rather of 
differences in the definitions of a motor vehicle dealer and to the 
degree of completeness of the count. The B-oreau of the Census, re- 
porting 45,301 esta'ulisliraents in 1929 and 30,646 in 1933, covers 
only those dealers who derive their income principally from the sale 
of motor vehicles. Hie Chilton Com.pany counts as a motor vehicle 
deoler any dealer who sells motor vehicles. Tlieir figures v/ere 
54,554 in 1929, 39, 858. in 1955, and 55,265 in 1934. The figure of 
35,977 reported by the National Automobile Dealers' Association for 
1934 agrees very closely v/ith the Chilton Company's fi£UJ:'e for that 
year. The slightly larger number of dealers, 59,594, reported by 
the Code Authority for 1934 is probably due to the more effective 
registration organization of the Code Authority, Tlie figures for 
the Chilton Compajiy and the Code Autnority are, of course, most 
pjopropriate for the code. 

Sources 

The chief sources of the data in the accompanying tables 
ore the Bureau of the Census, the Chilton Company, and R. L, Polk 



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and Company. Other sources are the Code Authority for the Motor 
Vehicle detailing Trade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the 
National Automobile Dealers' Association. 

Bureau of the Census Data . - All establishments whose in- 
come was derived primarily from the sale of motor vehicles were 
included in the classification, "Motor Vehicle Dealers," used by 
the Census of Retail Distribution in 1933. The income derived by 
derlers from service departments, sale of tires and batteries, 
and the sale of storage space is included in the sale figures, but 
these sources of additional business are practically negligible in 
their effect upon the total sales volume. 

Data for 1929, comparable to that for the "Motor Vehicle 
Dealers" group used for 1933, were obtained by combining data for 
the groups "Automobile Salesrooms," "Used-Car Dealers," and "Auto- 
mobile Dealers with Farm Implements and Machinery." 

Chilton Company Data . - Data from the Chilton Company on 
the number of dealers as published in the C hilton Class Journal 
cover all dealers selling motor vehicles. The number of dealers 
reported for 1934 is slightly less tnan that reported by the Code 
Authority for that year (the only year for which Code Authority 
data are available). The more effective registration organization 
of the Code Authority probably accoionts for the difference. Since 
the Code Authority suggested that the Chilton figures be used for 
the years preceding 1934 and since the percentage distribution of 
dealers by states is practically the same, with the exception of 
California, New York, and Ohio, the Chilton figures have been used 
for 1934 as well as other years. 

5. L. Polk and Company . - Statistics from the Automobile 
Department of R. L. Polk and Company are considered the most re- 
liable data available on registrations. They cover the registra- 
tion of nei.7 passenger and commercial vehicles. They do not include 
those vehicles which are not required to be registered, such as 
ambulances, fire apparatus and government owned vehicles. Dupli- 
cate registrations have been fairly well eliminated, especially 
within the past several years. 

Data from other Sources . - Descriptions of data from other 
sources, as well as the data discussed above, are presented in 
the notes accompanying the tables. 



Industry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, NRA. 
December 3, 1935. 



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Notes for Data on Form R-P-28 

MOTOR VEHICLE RET AILING TRAiDE 
(Code No. 45) 



1. TOTAL I\[EW REGISTRATIONS. CARS 

Registrations are for new motor vehicles only, and exclude 
busses, anlDulances, fire apparatus, and government-owned vehicles. 
Duplications axe helieved to have heen fairly well eliminated dur- 
ing the past two years. 

2. CAR FINANCING. "WHOLESALE" AND RETAIL 

The data on wholesale financing cover the dollar volume of 
financing of the sales of new cars made "by manufacturers to dealers 
(the financing of dealers' stocks of cars), while the data on retail 
financing cover the volume of financing of sales made by dealers to 
consumers. Retail financing is broken down into three classifica- 
tions, New Cars, Used Cars and Unclassified. The latter category 
represents a small ntimber of companies which reported only the total 
number of cars financed and the total amotmt of financing. 

The series represent approximately 95 per cent of the total 
business done by finance companies in the United States and probably 
over 80 per cent of all financing in the United States. The series 
do not include rediscoxmts, and therefore are free from duplication. 
Prom January 1928 through December 1932 the data covered 365 identi- 
cal companies, although 52 of them had gone out of business by the 
end of 1929 and 31 more by the end of 1932. From January 1933 to 
date the data cover the remaining 282 companies. The figures are, 
however, comparable over the period. Beginning with July 1933 a new 
series covering 456 identical companies was published simultaneously 
with that of the 282 identical companies, but the larger number of 
companies represented an increase of only about 3 per cent in the 
size of the (retail) sample. The percentage increases in the cover- 
age of the new wholesale financing series was not quite so large as 
those in retail financing, 

3. PRICES 

Tracks, at Wholesale . - The Bureau of Labor Statistics av- 
erage wholesale price per truck is a composite of price quotations 



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from three major manufacturers, whose prices are considered repre- 
sentative of the price trend in this "branch of the industry. In 
comhininf; these three price quotations weights hased upon quanti- 
ties produced (1929-1931 average) are used. The items and their 
respective weights are: 

Ford Truck, -f to 1-| ton capacity .1684 
Federal Truck, ih to 4 ton capacity .7586 
Diamond Truck, -g- to 4 ton capacity .0730 

Passenger Cars, at TWaolesale . - The Bureau of Lator Sta- 
tistics average wholesale price per passenger car is a composite 
of price quotations for six major makes which are considered 
representative of the price trend in this branch of the industry. 
The prices of all passenger models af these makes whose factory 
prices are less than $4,000 are averaged hy makes and these averages 
weighted hy the number of registrations per make (1929-1931 average). 
The malces and their respective weights are: 



Buick 


7 


Chevrolet 


36 


Cadillac 


1 


Dodge 


4 


Ford 


50 


Packard 


2 



The series are not price series in the usual sense that they 
represent changes in the price of an identical comraodity over a 
period of time. They each represent a price at specified points of 
time of a commodity (an automobile or truck) which changes from year 
to year as a result of technical improvements, changes in style, etc. 



Industry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, NEJl 
December 3, 1935, 



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R-P-28 



Code No. U6 



MOTOR VEHICLE RETAILING THADE 



BEGISTRATIONS 



I-A 



MAY 



JAN 



FEB 



MAR 



APR 



JUN 



JUL 



AUG 



SEP 



OCT 



NOV 



DEC 



Average 



Total New Registrations (Thousands of Cars) a/ 
1926 1Q97 IQPg iqpq 19^0 1931 1Q7P iq"^"^ IQ^ 



J355J 



226.6 



I9ii*3- 



I 



15^ 



M0i5_ 



4^q. 



36q 



i 



372.7 



3U^.l 



2%.l 



?7^.« 



18^-3 



16-^.7 



301.2 



gOgrg 



2Qg.S 



?gu.6 



368.5 



352A 



1:^ 



294.8 



280.1 



273-Q 



21Q .4 



2UJL 



15LJ- 



lOlii 
24b. 



152^ 



1S.3.Q 



27E^ 



562. 



362.3 



3 ,8 .3. 9 



346.2 



356.0 



366.U 



.3Q7.Q 



^25^ 



zsa. 



179.' 



29Q.1 



g49,t7. 



267.9 



U?U.3 



538.0 



506. g 
4 31 tf ) 



490.5 



4 29. 4 



J5£La 



.J32^ 



2U^ 
162.0 



367 1 2 



.^liiJ. 



r 4j«ti 



4o4.b 



294.4 



293.9 



2.37.4 



1IS4.4 



115- 1 



mT? 



2^?tO 



J^IaZ 



157.6 



-251J 



302. ( 



.2SLJ 



2 30« t 



224.4 



182. {^ 



?09.? 1?>Q.9 



1P7.4 



91.4 



_20^ 



185.2 



1Q2.^ 



-W-i 



109.1 



1 3gr9 



15Q.Q 



^6676 



118.0 



IQ8.5 



_9£^ 



7?t.U 



54. s 



106.4 



ai^ s't.i 



79«2 



.££L 



JJJ. 



i 



119.4 



^7.2 



181.2 



197.?^ 



2l6«3 



207.7 



1«9.1 



164.2 



11?. 9 



74,2 



-,bl|g 



2594^ 



25S.H 



266.3 



234.6 



1«4.2 



181.S 



13£, 



^ 



i 



191.1 



171-^ 



2£k, 



303.0 



366.5 



iku 



3££i. 



mK 



284.3. 



2QQ..3 



I-B 



New Passenger Car Registrations (Thousands of Cars) b/ 



JAN 



FEB 



MAR 



APR 



MAY 



JUN 



JUL 



199. s 



167.1 



22£L$- 



.396.2 



4Q3.0 



527.1 



AUG 



SEP 



OCT 



NOV 



DEC 



J^SS1S£^ 



3:54,5- 



175.3 



ISO. 4 



?6l.l 



.3.31.4 



.318.5 



?66..3 



261. s 



241.7 



162.5 



fe9T 



56a 



351.7 



245.2 



185.9 



186.1 



132.5 



JQm 



218. t 



136.1 



165.5 



254.2 



3.32.1 



351.^ 



317.1 



324.1 



329.7 



.211^ 



pi^-9 



2 11 « 7 



160, 



261. ( 



219.8 



.235^ 



378.1 



48 1. s 



454.0 



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t32*i 
376.9 



304.4 



288.8 



183.6 



1.3S,.7 

323T4 



179.9 



212. n 



2$SLZ 



357.1 



345.1 



26n.9 



2 54. 1 



203.6 



175.3 



150.2 



96.1 



218.8 



22^u2. 



134.1 



200.8 



265.7 



2 47.7 



201.9 



194.3 



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261.5 



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293.2 



280.4 



285.2 
233. q I 



157,1 



I-C 



New Commercial Car Registrations (Thousands of Cars) h/ 



JAN 



FEB 



MAR 



APR 



MAY 



JUN 



JUL 



AUG 



SEP 



OCT 



NOV 



DEC 



26.7 



23.2 



3^.9 



iilLJ. 



36.8 



.33.2 



38.2 



36.7 



34.3 



35 .1 



_2i^ 



18.1 



27.6 



28.4 



33.5 



37.1 



34.0 



22.5 



28.4 



27.9 



.2liA 



27.2 



8.8 



12.1 



16.4 



1^^ 



24.7 



30.3 



32.5 



29.2 



U.8 



36.8 



40.9 



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29.9 



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56.3 



52.8 



45.1 



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a/ 



New Passenger Car Registrations (V-B) plus New Commercial Car 
Registrations (V-C). 
b/ R. L. Polk & Co. (Taken from Survey of Current Business). 



DIVISION OF REVIEW, NRA , , 

Industry Statistics Unit, I.E.B. 3/9/35 



-6- 



R-P-28 



Code No. t|6 



MOTOR 7BHICLB HETAILING TRADE 



RETAIL AUTOMOBILE JIHMCIN& - TOTAL a/ 



II-A Total Retail financing (Millions of Dollars) 
1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 19*^1 1932 igj^ljj^ ig^s 



JAN 



FEB 



2^ 



m 



J5^ 



oj_ 



liA 



J5ii 



iLa 



66.1 



J^Ui 



44, g 






MA. 



Si6.2 



MA 



MAR 



31 



iJLd 



L22xa 



92. 



.^lA 



31,3- 



69.2 



9S.1 



APR 



113-5 



172.1 



1^6.6 



11.3 tQ 



3^ 



H,5..3 



?sp;.o 



113.0 



MAY 



I32tl 



isiita 



115J. 



1Q9 



i 



i^ 



jiL^ 



-aa-fi. 



107. « 



JUN 



128.1 



1 79 - 5 



138.1 



104 



a^ 



i5^ 



99.1 



mu2. 



JUL 



122.9 



180.3 



llgt? 



95.9 



j±ka 



6 5^ 2 



-95*5- 



113^ 



AUG 



1P1.7 



■1630- 



j£2a 



J3u^ 



45.1 



-^ 



-4WL 



inn.« 



SEP 




90.? 



■£>g.3 



.3?^.« 



i2-5- 



67.? 



-TZ.:^ 



OCT 



«1.? 



.££L 



i 



■43J^ 



57t5 



6g.2 



MOV 



3k^ 



j6qj 



_k&* 



■^?-^ 



■iO^ 



I 



5*^ 



DEC 



JSaI 



19^ 



is*a 



^Q-iS 



.ZLiil 



^q-7 



3^ 



Avera^ 



99.5 



13^ 



100.1 



_za^ 



MJi 



Md. 



II-B 



Total Number of Cars Financed (Thousands) 



JAN 



103.9 



156.1 



165. 6 



160.5 



122.: 



92.1 



101»7 



A3Jl 



FEB 



MAR 



APR 



132.2: i8q.9 



195.t 



2^. 



3QH..3 



199.2 



173.Q 



i?3-6 



4ioTl 



3150 



3^9 



-23^^ 



JLka^ 



M^ 



i?4.3 



im.5 



1830- 



2Q0.1 



155.7 



j2.1 



231^ 



176.6 



30?. 9 



MAY 



JUN 



JUL 



AUG 



SEP 



OCT 



NOV 



272.0 



imui 



263. s 



2 9H .1 



3fi5.g 



-3Ma 



278.0 



-265.4 



164.7 



lbg.3 



259.1 



?52-9 



252^ 



209.4 



390.2 
349.2 



?S6.5 



299.7 



2 47 .1 



_23L^ 



i7«-n 



218. S 



_2QM- 



13?. 5 



1^^-^ 



255A 



18?.? 



215.7 



277.2 



200.6 



17$. 7 



131.1 



192.9 



251.6 



?33.2 



i6n.n 



JJJUZ 



173. s 



ip;n.5 



?n9.9 



152.2 



131. 



n^ 



162.1 



jja* 



ISi 



:^ 



.^2^ 



1 26 .9 



153-3. 



Li 



293.7 



2S4.7 



40li^ 



273.7 



214.4 



DEC 



152.P 



-LIl. 



16XJ. 



J4^ 



.£2^ 



1QQ.5 



124. 2 



Averag 1 



205.4 



295.^ 



204^0 



126. S 



il;?.fi 



190.3 



II-C 



Average Amount Per Note Per Car (Dollars) 



JAN 



FEB 



503 



4qi 



481 



JOS- 



-444. 



U?g 



384 



38? 



-365-. 



*- 



340. 



.534- 



jt3a. 



46^ 



Jli 



4^ 



MAR 



478 



Ji£k. 



492_ 



3^!^ 



46^ 



^^ 



1 



-5«. 



.3Zk_ 



APR 



MAY 



JUN 



JUL 



AUG 



SEP 



OCT 



NOV 



DEC 



Averagt 



iis4_ 



4?n 



ML 



423 



-38a- 



4S5_ 



S 



465 



483 



Jt62_ 



^ 



$2- 



323- 



36? 



35a. 



3ii6- 



380 



32iL 



468 



M 



39k. 



J±iL 



465 



.J55. 



33B- 



-^54- 



359- 



JA 



-55a- 



.32ii- 



.47a- 



489 



4SQ- 



430 



35£L 



4^ 



Jm. 



-.412- 



"479 
485 



^ 



405. 



4&^ 



3a 



456 



ja 



t 



.37a- 



i§t 



^. 



-^^ 



m. 






.iPL 



iLQ9_ 



325- 



.^3:?- 



3kL 



361. 



329. 



Ji^ 



3£S- 



3^ 



342= 



-35J. 



=aa 



t: 



36Z 



-4»- 



-4fl- 



368 
36? 



"^^ Bureau of the Census. Automobile Financing . From 1928 through 1932, 
data cover 365 identical con5)anie8 (52 rf these had gone out of 
business by the end of 1929 and 31 more by the end of 1932) . For 
January 1933 to date, data cover the remaining 282 companies. 



-7- 



R-P 


-28 














^ode No 


. 1+6 




UOTOB VEHICLE BEIAILING TEADl 
BETAIL ADTOMOBILI JIHANCINa - TOTAL a/ 




Total yinanclng (Millions of Dollars) 
"-AA iqpg 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 193U 


193-7 




JAN 


-— 
















^b.5 


59-1 


F£B 


















U7.6 


69.9 


MAR 


















72-5 


.100*1. 


APR 


















91-8 


118.7 


MAY 


















103.8 


113.6 


JUN 


















103.5 


111.9 


JUL 
















62. f? 


99.6 


nq.U 


AUG 
















7k. K 


qi,^ 


Tnfi.K 


SEP 
















65.7 


70.3 


82.1 


OCT 
















60.3 


71. R 




WV 
















%,l 


58.1 




DEC 
















35.2 


1+6,3 


















■ 




74.i+ 




II-BB Total Ntimber of Cars Jinanced (Thousands) 




^N 


















110.0 


159.1 


FEB 


















132.5 


187.6 


MAR 


















195.2 


270.1 


APR 


















2U4.5 


320.9 


MAY 


















?7^-^ 


312.2 


JUN 


















269.7 


^0^.3 


JUL 
















194,6 


265.1 


^pU.6 


AUG 
















211.7 


pUR.8 


?q?.6 


SEP 
















185.0 


190.2 


229.3 


OCT 
















lyp.U 


196.1+ 




hwv 
















T^R.fi 


ifip.j? 




DEC 
















108.6 


133.1 




J 


















201.6 




II-CC Average Amoiint per Note per Car (Dollars) 






JAN 


















??2 


372 


FEB 


















359 


373 


MAR 


















372 


371 


APR 


















37$ 


370 


MAY 


















380 


361+ , 


JUN 


















381+ 


369 


JUL 
















352 


376 


.36s 


AUG 
















3fS3 


"^7^ 


^fiU 


SEP 
















355 


370 


7RR 


OCT 
















350 


^6U 




NOV 
















3U0 


7^7 




DEC 
















324 


31+8 




1 


















366 




9J Bureau of the Census. Automobile Financing, Data cover k^^ ident- 
cozq>anies. 


Lcal 



R-P-28 



-8^ 



Code No. ^6 



MOTOR VlHIpLE RETAIL ING TRADE 
RETAIL AUTOMOBILE FINANCING - NEW CARS a/. 



Ill-A 



New Car Financing 
1926 1927 1928 1929 



(Thousands of 
1930 iq^l 



Dollars) 
10X9 iq^x 



19."^ 13?>^ 



JAN 



52^ 



U0.5 



ks.e 



^,1 



32-9 



ZL'^' 



ig»3 



19-2 



3's.q 



FEB 



61.8 



52.9 



jLi. 



23.6 



l6.8 



29 - 3 



U2.8 



MAR 



61.1 



3L^ 



77.2 



fiS.Q 



r 6.9 



19.5 



MA 



61.7 



APR 



7U.U 



116.6 



93-9 



7Q-'> 



3 ;.g 



28.2 



^q.i^ 



^34- 



MAY 



.siA 



12!7.Q 



6S.2 



6S.6 



.^i^ 



^.3.0 



6«.n 



il^ 



JUN 



S3. 2 



121.7 



91-1 



Ji^ 



.38.3 



6s.fi 



iLa. 



JUL 



ja^ 



1 ?4. 5 



7.3.^ 



-sa^ 



2^.1 



H.3..3 



6^.1 



71.7 



AUG 



78.6 



•Lii.n 



63.0 



Ufi.Q 



.2kJi 



M^ 



58.0 



ft2.7 



SEP 



6U.7 



9 . 3.7 



f.?.X t }S^.f< 



?1 .6 



Un.9 



43.2 



Mj_ 



OCT 



^kA 



«o.? 



its^ 



-i^ 



± 



J-^£ 



3^.8 



^2.7 



NOV 



32^ 



^g.l 



31.8 



^ 



A^ 



26.3 



.3.3.9 



DEC 



Aye rage 



j£i^ 



47. 9 



.3^ 



.2i*i. 



-Ajl 



-LM. 



.2k^ 



^£^^ 



:Sa^ 



fin. 9 



Mu^ 



M^ 



:^=^ 



MA 



IIl-B 



Ntimber of New Cars Financed (Thousands) 



JAN 



49.8 



78-3 



-ZS^ 



-5&*5- 



kiA 



■3^.5 



JkA 



i£j. 



FEB 



63. p; 



103.3 



-^^ 



67.6 



JiO^ 



.3?. 6 



5?. Pi 



-Tax 



MAR 



-36A 



l££jl. 



1.39.1 



1Q2.7 



Jt£^ 



38.3 



84.3 



115.9 



APR 



117.7 



2Q^.Q 



171.0 



1.3.3.3 



-5Za 



-5^ 



JiOA 



J35x£^ 



MAY 



137.2 



212J 



11^.5 



l?6.7 



63.9 



45-11 



r??.? 



122.7 



JUN 



131.7 



203. ( 



159.6 



115.1 



74.? 



j5kA 



i?5.i 



121 .f) 



JUL 



125.5 
124.7 



2LU2- 



13Q.6 



lOD^ 



45. g 



?^.3 



i?n.n 



i;?8.9 



AUG 



183.8 



lU .Q 



83.6 



MA 



91. h 



an6.n 



112.6 



SEP 



100.6 



151*2- 



92.1 



.^ZX 



-39^ 



78.4 



78.? 



82.0 



OCT 



101.3 



132.1 



ma 



5S.1 
lg?7 



31.? 



JQ^ 



T-^ 



NOV 



84jr 



96.0 



^.7 



24.7 



49.7 



1.8 



DEC 



Av^a#;e 



$3tQ 



JiixL 



ii^ 



48.1 



f 



^ 



6Q.7 



4o.5 



.52^. 



1^2.0 



I0 7t3 



83.9 



^ 



S4. 2 



III-C 



Average Amount Per Note Per New Car ( Dollars) 



JAN 



652 621 515 563 -567 S16 



-551. 



-Sa 



FEB 



.i36_ 



-59H_ 



-55^ 



.5k5_ 



4?a- 



516 



45^ 



-§^ 



MAR 



i3Q- 



58? 



-555- 



-536- 



58? 



50s 



-5§^ 



■^^ 



APR 



-632- 



-569- 



-5^ 



-52^ 



-§§2- 



-§0g- 



.55^ 



-53£5- 



MAY 



i3Q_ 



.5SS_ 



.52iL 



.5^1. 



.5a6. 



son 



■557- 



_55L 



JUN 



-632. 



-59^ 



■^?L 



-552- 



-§3+ 



§10- 



■55CL 



-550- 



JUL 



6i5_ 



-5Sa. 



5^ 



_5as- 



-52T- 



_5A 



54? 



-556. 



AUG 



SEP 



ill. 



i43. 



6o4 



_5£L 



-523- 



-5^. 



-5,6i- 
-5T1- 



-531. 



_5l6_ 



5k5- 



5?? 



-5^ 



■^§3- 



^W- 



-^ 



OCT 



i35_ 



_6gI_ 



.3S2. 



-572_ 



-5^ 



-521. 



-551 



NOV 



Sri. 



605 



_5S2_ 



568 



-56^1 



-529- 



az. 



DEC 



Average 



^ 



L^ 



-6k: 



_52^ 



^ 



iS: 



.^ks. 



_5i6. 



.55L 



■55a. 



a_/ Bureau ot the Census. Automobile Financing ^ From I928 through I932 

data cover 365 identical companies (52 of these had gone out of husinest 
by the end of I929 and 3I more by the end of I932). From January I933 
to date, data Cover the remaining 282 companies. 



DIVISION OF REVIEW, N R A 
Industry Statistics Unit, I.E.B. 1/4/35 



R-P 


-28 








-9- 






Code ffo. 46 


iiOTOE VEHICLE RETAILING TEAI3E 
RETAIL AUTOMOBILE FINANCING - NEW CARS a/ 




New Car Financing IMillions of Dollars) 

III-AA ^ggg ^gg^ ^ggg ^ggg ^^20 19.^1 1932 1933 1934 1935 




JAN 


















19.8 


37.2 


FEB 






1 












30.2 


44,4 


MAR 


















47,9 


64.0 


APR 


















61.6 


75.6 


MAY 


















69.8 


70.2 


JUN 


















70.9 


69,4 


JUL 
















44. V 


67.0 


7A.5 


AUG 
















48.9 


59.8 


65.1 


SEP 
















42.? 


44.6 


4@.0 


OCT 
















37.9 


44.1 




MOV 
















27.1 


34.9 




DEC 
















18.5 


25.6 




AVerag^ 


















48 ,p 




III-BB Number of New Cars Financed (Thousands) 




JAN 


















35.7 


68,5 


FEB 


















54.5 


82 ,§ 


MAR 






• 












86.9 


129.1 


APR 


















111.0 


140,5 


MAY 


















125.4 


127.2 


JUN 


















128.8 


126,2 


JUL 
















86.9 


123.6 


134,1 


AUG 
















94.6 


109.3 


117.0 


SEP 
















80.9 


80.7 


85.4 


OCT 
















73.0 


80.0 




NOV 
















51-4 


63.7 




DEC 
















33.7 


46.0 




A7PT?IK^ 


















87.1 




III-CC Average Amount Per Note Per New Car (Dollars) 




JAN 


















556 


543 


FEB 


















555 


538 


MAR 


















551 


532 


APR 


















554 


558 


MAY 


















557 


55e 


JUN 


















550 


550 


JUL 
















514 


543 


556 


AUG 
















516 


547 


557 


SEP 
















bn 


553 


562 


OCT 
















520 


552 




NOV 
















527 


547 




DEC 
















548 


556 




Averagel 


















&&S 




a/ Bureau of the Census, Automobile Financing. Data cover 456 identical 

companies* 



DIVISION OF REVIEW, NRA 
industry Statistics Unit. I.E.B. 



1/4/35 



-10- 



R-P 


-28 














Code Ho. i 


;6 


MDTOB TEHICLE BWTAILING TRADE 
RK'MIL AUTOMOBILE PIHAITCING - USED CAES a/ 




1 


lY.^ Used Car Financing lltLlliona of Dollars) 

1926 1927 1928 19?9 193Q i93l 1932 1933 


1934 


1935 




JAN 


■ 




13.6 


22.7 


25.5 


27.2 


20.0 


12.2 


14.4 


19.0 


FEB 






16.6 


24.6 


29.1 


E7.7 


19.9 


11.7 


15.2 


22.5 


MAR 






23.1 


37.8 


42.4 


34.7 


22.8 


13.3 


21.4 


31.6 


APR 






26.9 


47.1 


48.8 


39.5 


23.1 


16-1 


26.7 


37.9 


MAY 






31.7 


51.0 


42.8 


37.8 


23.3 


19.4 


29.8 


38.2 


JUN 






ai.6 


50.3 


43.0 


38.0 


23.4 


21.2 


28.4 


37.2 


JUL 






29.3 


49.0 


42.7 


34.1 


19.2 


20.5 


28.6 


40-3 


AUG 






30.0 


45.7 


37.1 


30.5 


18.9 


22.5 


28.0 


37.0 


SEP 






26.1 


£9.4 


35.2 


27.6 


16.0 


20.4 


22.7 


30.7 


OCT 






28.0 


41.6 


33.7 


25.9 


ifi.n 


19.7 


PA.l 




MOV 






23-2 


32.2 


26.8 


21.9 


12.8 


16-7 


20.4 




DEC 






22.0 


2fl-6 


28.8 


21.9 


IP. 2 


14.fi 


lfl-0 




Ayeragtl 






25.2 


38 .S 


36-3 


30.6 


18.9 


17.4 


?3-l 




^•® IhsmbBT of 1 


Used Cart Financed (Thousands) 








JAN 






40.9 


68.8 


80.7 


97.8 


77.3 


54.2 


64.6 


79-9 


FEB 






52.5 


76.4 


95.4 


100.7 


78.8 


52.8 


68.8 


93.3 


MAft 






76.4 


121.2 


166.5 


128.3 


90.1 


60.6 


95.5 


133.6 


APR 






88.4 


184.8 


164.0 


149.1 


93.4 


73.3 


119.5 


161.4 


MAY 






105.6 


168.6 


_lfifi^2L 


142.8 


96.0 


89.3 


_12£*1 


165-5 


JUN 






104.4 


163.8 


170.3 


141.9 


99.5 


96.7 


125.4 


157.4 


JUL 






97.6 


162.2 


149.6 


128.7 


82.7 


93.9' 


126.7 


172.7 


AUG 






98.6 


149.4 


129.6 


116.0 


80.6 


103.2 


122,5 


157.9 


SEP 






64.5 


127.5 


121,5 


103.2 


67.7 


91.6 


98.2 


130.0 


OCT 






90.6 


134.7 


118.1 


97.4 


63.8 


88.0 


103.9 




NOV 






74.5 


103.8 


94.0 


82.8 


54.7 


74.5 


88-2 




DEC 






69.4 


89.7 


101.0 


82.8 


53.6 


65.4 


76.5 




4zfix&gd 






81.9 


1S9.S 


129.9 


114.2 


76.2 


76.6 


101.8 




IT-C Average A 


mount Per Note Per Used Car ( Delia] 


'8) 






JAN 






332 


330 


316 


278 


258 


224 


223 


237 


FEB 






316 


322 


305 


275 


253 


222 


221 


239 


MAR 






302 


312 


255 


270 


253 


220 


224 


237 


APR 






306 


255 


297 


265 


247 


220 


223 


235 


MAY 






300 


302 


265 


265 


242 


218 


226 


231 


JUN 






303 


307 


252 


268 


235 


219 


226 


236 


JUL 






300 


302 


285 


265 


233 


219 


226 


233 


AUG 






S04 


306 


286 


265 


234 


218 


229 


234 


SEP 






309 


pai 


290 


2fi7 


P.^fi 


PP? 


P!^l 


^?f> 


OCT 






309 


309 


286 


26 G 


236 


P.PTi 


P3P 




NOV 






312 


310 


285 


264 


235 


225 


231 




DEC 






318 


319 


285 


264 


227 


222 


236 


t 


Averagel 






507 


297 


280 


26S 


241 


g21 


227 




a/ Bureau of the Census, Au 
data cover 365 identical 
by the end of 1929 and 3 
to date, data cover the 


tomobile Financing. From 1928 th] 
conrpanies 162 of these had gone ox 
1 more hy the end of 1932). From i 
remaining 282 companies. 


-ough 1< 
it of hi 
ranuary 


332, j 
iisiness i 
1933 



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t 4^ 




J 

MDTOE VEHICLE BETAILING TRADE 

RETAIL AUTOMOBILE HIHANCIUa - USED CABS a/ 


IY„^ Used Car Plriflncing iMlllions of Dollars) 

1926 1927 1928 1929 19S0 1931 1932 1933 1934 1936 




JAN 


















15.9 


20.7 


FEB 


















16.5 


24.1 


MM 


















23 .3 


S4-S 


APR 


















28.9 


41.0 


MAY 


















92.2 


41.5 


JUN 


















30.7 


40.5 


JUL 
















22.5 


30.8 


4S.7 


AUG 
















24.6 


30.2 


40.2 


SEP 
















22.2 


24.5 


33.3 


OCT 
















21.3 


26.0 




MOV 
















18,1 


22.1 




DEC 
















15.9 


19-7 




Avera^l 


















25,1 




IT-BB Ntjmber of Used Cars Financed (Thousands) 




JAN 


















71.6 


87.2 


FEB 


















76.3 


101.3 


MAR 


















104.4 


144,8 


APR 


















129,3 


174.8 


MAY 


















143,1 


179.5 


JUN 


















136,9 


171.5 


JUL 
















103.6 


136.7 


187.5 


AUG 
















112.9 


131.9 


172.4 


SEP 
















100.3 


106.1 


141-6 


OCT 
















96.9 


112.4 




NOV 
















81.6 


95.8 




DEC 
















72.3 


83.9 




Averagel 


















110.6 




I^-CC Average Amount Per Note Per Used Car (Dollars) 




JAN 


















222 


237 


FEB 


















219 


238 


MAR 


















223 


237 


APR 


















223 


235 


MAY 


















226 


231 


JUN 


















226 


236 


JUL 
















218 


225 


23S 


AUG 
















^IS 


229 


233 


SEP 
















222 


231 


J>35 


OCT 
















222 


231 




NOV 
















222 


231 




DEC 
















220 


234 




Averagel 


















227 




a/ Bureau of the Census, AutomolDile Financing. Data cover 456 identical 
companies. 



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». 46 


MOfOK TBHICLB BBTAILHTG TRATIB 
HEfAIL AUTCMTOBIUB PIMHCING - OTCLASSIPIED CAES a/ 




T<»A K&ielasslfiod Car Flnaneloe (MUlions of Dollars) 

1926 1927 1928 1929 1980 1931 1932 1933 193A 


193fi 


. J 


JAI^ 






6.24 


3.78 


2.76 


1.61 


1.18 


-7fll .83 


1,26 


FEB 






7.80 


4.30 


3.49 


1.57 


1-26 


.6fi 


.89 


1,36 


MAR 






9.37 


6.89 


3.92 


2.29 


1.48 


.75 


1.41 


1-86 


APR 






12.19 


8.43 


3.95 


2.89 


1-51 


t.QO 


1 -?iS 


2,04 


MAY 






14.02 


8.36 


4.16 


3.03 


1.69 


1-29 


1 ,84 


1 .96 


JUN 






1S!29 


7.56 


4.06 


3^10 


1t4s 


1,33 


l.fl7 


? ,^? 


JUL 






13.90 


6.84 


2.64 


2.48 


1.34 


l.Sfl 


1.79 


1,19 


AUG 






13.05 


6.59 


,2.63 


2.2fi 


l.fi2 


1-36 


1.64 


1.09 


SEP 






11.68 


6.81 


2.21 


2.09 


1.30 


1.26 


1 -2^ 


,flj> 


OCT 






11.25 


4.36 


1.82 


1.61 


.94 


l.Ofi 


1-.'56 




MOV 






10.45 


4.41 


1.53 


1.28 


.91 


.87 


1-12 




DEC 






9.22 


3.28 


1.76 


1.27 


.76 


-80 


i.qi 




AyWrag^ 






U.99 


$.99 


S.91 


2.11 


1.27 


l.OiS 


1.2R 




T-* Funiber of Unclassified Cars Financed llPhousandsl 






JAN 






13.2 


9.0 


6.3 


4.2 


3.6 


2.S 


2.7 


3-fi 


FEB 






16.9 


10.1 


6.4 


4.7 


4.0 


2.1 


2.7 


«.7 


MAR 






22.3 


17.1 


9.6 


S.3 


4.4. 


P.R 


?,<» 


•^.^ 


APR 






28.5 


20.3 


11.9 


7^fi 


4,6 


^.3 


4,7 


5x6 


MAY 






29,2 


20.2 


10.4 


8^4 


4, ft 


4.0 


4 9 


& 5 


JUN 






27.8 


18.3 


10.7 


8.3 


4.2 


4.2 


fi.O 


fi,6 


JUL 






30.0 


16.7 


6.3 


7.3 


4.0 


4,-0 


4-9 


3,1 


AUG 






28.9 


15.9 


6.6 


6.3 


4.0 


4.1 


4-6 


3.2 


SEP 






24,^3 


14.3 


5.3 


5.8 


4.0 


3.8 


3„fi 


?.3 


OCT 






23.9 


10.4 


4.1 


4.5 


P.9 


3,p 


4.0 




NOV 






21.6 


10.1 


3.5 


2.5 


2. ft 


9^7 


3.5 




DEC 






19.6 


7.6 


4.2 


S.fi 


S.fi 


2-6 


-«J.2 




ATTftgJ 






23.8 


14.2 


7-3 


5.9 


2. a 


3..1 


3.9 




T-C Averag* Arao-nnt Per Mote Per 


Qnclasslfied Car (Dollars) 






JAN 






474 


419 


438 


363 


323 


338 


306 


366 


FEB 






491 


424 


416 


336 


317 


29fi 


324 


366 


MAF 






421 


402 


406 


363 


33S 


299 


3!5fi 


360 


APR 






426 


416 


333 


380 


327 


309 


3SQ 


764 


MAY 






480 


414 


401 


369 


329 


319 


375 


355 


JUN 






478 


412 


379 


371 


341 


717 


S75 


369 


JUL 






464 


409 


422 


338 


339 


317 


-168 


s-w 


AUG 






461 


414 


401 


359 


378 


329 


358 




SEP 






478 


406 


416 


360 


3?fl 


a.is 


3fip 


3*5 


OCT 






472 


417 




360 


SJ>A 


?02 


'*59 




NOV 






484 


438 


439 


363 


3?6 


S2fi 


?4-?: 




DEC 






471 


439 


414 


336 


3pq 


.^n7 


Vt 




ATeragel 






464 


416 


400 


269 


234 


217 


.^49 


1 


•/ Bureau of the Census, Automobile Finan 
data cover 565 identical companies (52 
by the end of 1929 and 31 more by the 
to date, data cover tha remaining 282 


cin^. Prom 1928 throng 19; 
of these had gone out of bi 
end of 1932). From Jamutry 
companies. 


i 
52, 

isines 

1933 



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Cod. No. 4fi 


MDTOH VmiCLE RETAILIirG TRADE 
HETAIL AUTCM)BILE PINANCIHG - UNCLASSIFIED CARS a/ 


T-AA ttaclasaified Car Financing (Millions of Dollars) 

1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 


I93& 




JAN 


















.83 


1.26 


FEB 


















.89 


1.36 


MAR 


















1.41 


1.86 


APR 


















1.53 


2.04 


MAY 


















1.84 


1.96 


JUN 


















1.87 


2.02 


JUL 
















1.29 


1.79 


1.19 


AUG 
















1.37 


1.64 


1.09 


SEP 
















1.27 


1.25 


.82 


OCT 
















1.05 


1.36 




MOV 
















.87 


1.12 




DEC 
















.80 


1.01 




Izfixagfi 


















1.38 




T-BB Number of Unclassified Cars (ThoTisands) 






JAN 


















2.7 


3.5 


FEB 


















2.7 


3.7 


MAR 


















3.9 


5.2 


APR 


















4.3 


5.6 


MAY 


















4.9 


5.6 


JUN 


















5-0 


5.6 


JUL 
















4.1 


4.9 


S.l 


AUG 
















4.2 


4.6 


3.2 


SEP 
















3.8 


3.5 


2.3 


OCT 
















Z,6 


4.0 




NOV 
















2.7 


3.3 




DEC 
















2.6 


3.2 




Averftfflj 












1 .._ 






5.9 




^-CC Average Amount Per Note Per Unclassified Car (Dollars) 




JAN 












1 .... 






306 


365 


FEB 


















324 


366 


MAR 
APR 


















356 


360 


















359 


364 


MAY 


















375 


355 


JUN 


















375 


359 


JUL 
















316 


Sfift 


.^79 


AUG 
















329 


358 


343 


SEP 
















333 


355 


355 


OCT 
















302 


339 




NOV 
















325 


343 




DEC 
















307 


316 




Average 


















348 




a/ Bureau of the Census, Automobile Financing. Data cover 456 ident] 
companies. 


Lcal 



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MOTOR TERICLB BBTAHIHG TRUSS 1 
WHOLESALE AUTOMOBILE FIHANCIHG a/ 


VI-JL Wholesale to Dealers (MUlions of Dollert) i/ 

1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 193S 




JAN 








36.9 


52.4 


40.2 


34.8 


30.1 


35.9 


93.8 


FEB 








48.0 


61.2 


49.8 


33,3 


27.5 


61.6 


106,1 


MAR 








61.2 


77.5 


63.1 


?4.1 


27-7 


102.8 


14fi.B 


APR 








74.9 


85.3 


71.2 


33.9 


40.8 


.21.-I 


1M,9 


MAY 








72.9 


83.6 


72.6 


38.6 


56.0 


_lffiJL 


L_122U. 


JUN 








63,4 


53.8 


58,2 


43.7 


66.9 


10?,7 


118.7 


JUL 








61.8 


55 .5 


48.9 


se.o 


57.9 


90.3 


119.1 


AUG 


. 






69,9 


.45.5 


43.9 


22.1 


69.6 


e&.i 


92.9 


SEP 








60.2 


45.3 


35.8 


18.7 


51.1 


66.6 


39.7 


OCT 








63.6 


35.9 


26.8 


13.1 


39.0 


45.4 




MOV 








44.6 


29.6 


15.7 


11.8 


17.7 


29.7 




DEC 








21.0 


SB .6 


29 -S 


SO.l 


Ifi^A 


Sfi^K 




aw J 










56,5 


55.1 


4«.8 


S7.& 


40.e 


74.2 




TI-Al Wholesale to Dealers (Millions of Dollare) c/ 




JAN 


















36.6 


96.1 


FEB 


















62. 5 


108,? 


MAR 


















104.6 


149.1 


APR 


















123.0 


163.2 


MAY 


















125.5 


135.5 


JUN 


















104.4 


121.8 


JUL 
















69.0 


92.1 


122.2 


AUG 
















60.7 


fiS.7 


9S.« 


SEP 
















62.3 


56.8 


41,3 


OCT 
















S9.fi 


46.8 




NOV 
















18.4 


30.6 




DEC 
















17.1 


38.0 




a-JOi 


iiS« 


















75.6 








JAN 






















FEB 






















MAP 






















APR 






















MAY 






















JUN 






















JUL 






















AUG 






















SEP 






















OCT 






















NOV 






















DEC 












































\j Bureau of the Census, Automobile Financing, 

ll Prom 1929 through 1932, data cover 366 identical coinpaniei{52 of these 
had gone out of business by the end of 1929 and 31 more by the end of 
/ ii§27j From, 1933 to date, data cover the remaining 282 identical oompan 
\l 45$ identical companiaa. ^ ^^ 



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CodUlQ 


. 4£ 


MDOJOE VBHICLB BETAILING TBADB 
WHOLESALE FRIOES 


VII-A 


Average Wholesale Price Per Paeseu^r Car 
1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 


» f.o.b 


. Factory (Dollars)-' 
;?93 X9?4 199& 




JAN 


658 


676 


727 


777 


745 


689 


694 


674 


728 


706 


FEB 


658 


676 


727 


777 


745 


683 


694 


671 


736 


704. 


MAR 


668 


674 


737 


777 


745 


683 


694 


671 


736 


704. 


APR 


658 


674 


727 


782 


745 


687 


681 


667 


''-SI. 


704. 


MAY 


658 


695 


730 


782 


74.R 


fia? 


fiAl 


fifi7 


750 


71 P 


JUN 


§74 


695 


733 


782 


735 


684 


685 


667 


711 


71 A 


JUL 


690 


692 


733 


7fl2 


73,^ 


fifl9 


^f(6 


667 


709 


714 


AUG 


691 


689 


759 


772 


,714 


689 


686 


687 


7M 


7Tt4 


SEP 


691 


691 


758 


768 


70a 


fiQS 


AAft 


fi73 


709 


711 


OCT 


691 


691 


758 


766 


698 


69B 


KSfi 


fiin 


70** 




MOV 


691 


691 


758 


752 


696 


69S 


fiflfi 


fi7? 


709 




DEC 


691 


729 


775 


752 


693 


693 


689 


684 


708 




Axfi£&£a 


676 


689 


743 


772 


725 


689 


687 


671 


719 




7II-B 


Index of Average Wholesale Price Per Passenger Car (1929=100) W 




JAN 


85.2 


87.4 


94.2 


100.6 


96.6 


89.2 


89.9 


87.5 


94.3 


91.5 


FEB 


85,2 


87.4 


94.2 


100.6 


96.6 


88.5 


89-9 


86.9 


95.3 


91.2 


MAR 


85.2 


87.S 


94.2 


100.fi 


9fi.fi 


flA.K 


flfi.fl 


flp»9 


9f>.5 


91 ,% 


APR 


85.2 


87.3 


94.2 


101.3 


96.5 


89.0 


88.2 


flfi-A 


9fi,3 


97,2 


MAY 


85.2 


90.0 


94,6 


101 .S 


96.5 


89.0 


88.2 


86.4 


9X-P 


9P^fi 


JUN 


87.5 


90.0 


94.9 


101.3 


95.2 


88.6 


88.7 


86.4. 


92,1 


92 T-*? 


JUL 


89.4 


89.6 


94.9 


101.3 


96.2 


89.2 


88.9 


86.4 


91.8 


92.fi 


AUG 


39.5 


89.2 


98.3 


100.0 


92.5 


89.2 


88.9 


86.4. 


91 -fl 


92*6 


SEP 


89.5 


89.5 


98.2 


99.5 


91.8 


90.0 


88.9 


87.2 


91.8 


92.1 


OCT 


89.5 


89.5 


98.2 


99.2 


90.4 


90.0 


8fl.9 


87. J> 


91,8 




NOV 


89,5 


89,5 


98.2 


97.4 


90.2 


89.8 


88.9 


87.2 


91.8 




DEC 


89.5 


94.4 


100.4 


97.4 


89.8 


89.8 


fl9.2 


88.6 


91.7 




4v9rftK9l 


87.5 


89.9 


9&.S 


100.0 


94.0 


S9.S 


69.0 


86.9 


93.1 








JAN 






















FEB 






















MAR 






















APR 






















MAY 






















JUN 






















JUL 






















AUG 






















SEP 






















OCT 






















NOV 






















DEC 






















1 






















a/ Burc 

pas£ 

\l Til- 


lau of Lalior Statistics weigl 
enger oars ty makes. 
•A shifted to a 1929 l)ase. 


ited av 


erage o 


f price 


quotations fo 


r 



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Code Ho. ^ 



ikiOTOR VEHICLE RETAIL IITG TRADE 
WHOLESALE PRICES 



VIII-A 


Average Wholesale Price Per 
1926 1927 1928 1929 


Truck, 
1930 


f.o.b 
1931 


, Factory (Dollars) a/ 
1952 1923 19K4 19.^fi 




JAN 


1100 


1008 


923 


973 


953 


867 


842 


752 


77? 


735 




FEB 


1100 


1008 


923 


974 


953 


858 


84.2 


746 


777 


7AA 




MAR 


1100 


1008 


923 


974 


937 


845 


842 


74^ 


77Q 


743 




APR 


1100 


1008 


9p3 


c)74 


937 


842 


842 


74f, 


77P 


747 




MAY 


1100 


1008 


923 


974 


922 


RAP 


842 


746 


779 


743 




JUN 


1102 


1008 


958 


974 


887 


842 


842 


746 


770 


743 




JUL 


1104 


1008 


952 


974 


f)$0 




888 


746 


766 


743 




AUG 


1107 


1008 


946 


974 


.874 


842 


888 


746 


766 


743 




SEP 


1110 


1008 


948 


974 


874 


8A2 


7FiR 


7fifl 


766 


744 




OCT 


mo 


1008 


950 


974 


874 


842 


7RF1 


755 


766 






MOV 


1110 


1008 


954 


960 


fl7A 


84? 


7^5 


753 


766 






DEC 


1110 


1047 


958 


960 


887 


842 


1^9 


766 


766 




Averaffd 


1104 


1011 


940 


972 


904 


U5 


820 


7S0 


771 




TIII-B 


Index 


of Ave] 


rage Vh 


olesale 


Price 


Per Truck (1929=100) t/ 





JAN 



113.2 



103.7 



95,0 100. I 



98.0 



89.2 



86 ,$ 



77 .4 



79 .S 



75.6 



FEB 



113,2 



103.7 



95.0 



100,2 



98.0 



88. g 



86.6 



76.7 



79.9 



76.5 



MAR 



113.2 



103.7 



95.0 1QQ.2 



96.4 



as.fi 



Rfi.fi 



76.7 



80. 1 



-7^*4. 



APR 



113.2 



103.7 



95.0 



IQQ^ 



96.4 



_a£L.fi. 



flfi.fi 



7fi.7 



80.1 



-7&^ 



MAY 



113.2 



103.7 



95.0 



lOOtS 



94.9 



86.6 



86.6 



76.7 



80.7 



7fi.A 



JUN 



JJL2^ 



Jii£ul 



.98*5 



10Q. S 



91.5 



86.6 



86-6 



7fi.7 



79.2 



76.4 



JUL 



113.6 



103.7 



97.9 



100.2 



90.5 



86.6 



91.4 



76.7 



78,8 



-2&.^ 



AUG 



113^ 



103.7 



97.3 



JUXU2 



89.9 



-Q&^ 



SLA- 



76.7 



78.8 



76.4 



SEP 



114.2 



103.7 



97.5 



100.2 



69.9 



96.6 



77.7 



78.0 



78.8 



76 .6 



OCT 



114.2 



105.7 



97.7 



JLQQ^ 



jaa^ 



NOV 



afi.fi 



114.2 



105.7 



98.1 



.23^ 



89.9 



66.6 



77.7 



77.5 



78.8 



77.7 



77.5 



78.8 



DEC 



114.2 



107.7 



98.6 



98.8 



91.5 



86.6 



77-4 



7fl.fl 



jmj^ 



Average 



115.6 



104.0 



96 .7 1 



1 00. q 



95.0 



87.Q 



84.4 



77.? 



J3^ 



JAN 



FEB 



MAR 



APR 



MAY 



JUN 



JUL 



AUG 



SEP 



OCT 



NOV 



DEC 



iT Bureau of Lal)or Statistics weighted average of price quotations for 
~ trucks hy capacity. 

VIII-A shifted to a 1929 base. 



L 



DIVISION OF REVIEW, NRA 
Industry Statistics Unit, I.E.B. 1/22/55 



TABLE IX-1 

M0G?OH VEHICLE EETAILING TEADB 
BstatlishmentB, Employees, Payrolls, Sales and Stocks, by States, I929 



State 



Eetablishments 



Total 



Full-time Part-time 



Payrolls 
(Tho-gsands of Dollars) 



Total 



Full-time 



Part-time 



Annual Sales 
(Millions 
of Dollars) 



Stodcs^ 
( Thousands 
of Dollars) 



J. S. Total 

California 

Illinois 

Indiana 

Iowa 

liassachaeettG 

iicMgan 

lissourl 

(innesota 

lew Jersey 

iew York 

)hio 

Pennsylvania 

Dexas 

Wisconsin 

)ther States 



i+5.301 



356.579 3^+3.570 



13.009 



5^9.015 5^.685 



^.330 



6,lK)g 



9^1, zck 



2M3 


22,963 


22,392 


571 


i+0,115 


39.919 


196 


489 


47.003 


2,795 


22,337 


21,588 


Iks 


37.183 


36.959 


224 


412 


^2,553 


1,461 


10,600 


10,150 


450 


15.176 


15.032 


144 


180 


16.937 


1.725 


8,676 


8.1U9 


527 


11.271 


11,102 


169 


146 


15.601 


1.290 


12,U52 


12,121 


331 


20.677 


20,552 


125 


242 


22,068 


2.0^5 


17.059 


i6,46o 


599 


29.395 


29.180 


215 


344 


27.339 


1,318 


10,820 


10.3^9 


1+71 


16,061 


15.89^ 


167 


177 


18,145 


1.250S/ 


8.3^5 

10,152 


9.971^ 


181^ 


11.773 
18. 515 


18.4575/ 


146 , 
58^ 


139 / 


14,407 , 
2i,4gi5/ 


3.331 


29.325 


28, 660 


665 


53,185 


52.895 


290 


636 


62,544 


2,716 


21.279 


20, 55^+ 


725 


35.555 


35.313 


242 


395 


35.59^ 


3.267 


2^1,318 


23.^5 


913 


37.080 


36.788 


292 


424 


50,557 


2,05U 


20,230 


19.539 


691 


28,056 


27,846 


210 


338 


3^,450 


1.877 


10,lU6 


9.380 


766 


iU,6oo 


1^.35^ 


246 


172 


17.1^31 


16,261^ 


127.877 


122,935 


4,9^2 


180.373 


178.767 


1,606 


2.100 


215.694 



jource : 



Census of Retail Distribution. 1929 . Vol. I, Parts 2 and 3. Table 4a. Data include the Census classifications "Automobile Sales Rooms," "Used-car Dealers" 
and "Automobile Dealers with Farm Implements and Machinery." The discrepancy between these figures and those from the Chilton Company is presumably due 
to the fact that the Census classifies as dealers only those establishments which derive their principal income from the sales of motor vehicles while the 
Chilton Company classifies as a dealer any establishment that sells motor vehicles. 

Average number of employees includes all persons whether on a salary or wage basis. 

Stocks on hand at the end of the year (at cost). 

Data for automobile dealers with farm implements and machinery are not included in order to avoid disclosing figores for individ\ial eBtabli8hmen.t8. 

Prepared by 

Industry Statistics Unit. 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, NRA 
November 26. 1935 



TABLE IX-B 



MOTOR VEHICLE BETAILINS TEADE 
Establishments, En5)loyee8, Payrolls, Sales and Stocks, by States, I929 

,^^^^^,^,^^,^^,,,,^, (la fer, Cepts) 



state 



Establishments 



Employe et 



Total 



Full-time 



Part-time 



fayrqUp 



Total Full-time Part-time 



A""VV l?F\"''?lf 



Ji2. 



^ 



U.S. Total 

California 

Illinois 

Indiana 

Iowa 

Uassachasetts 

Michigan 

MlssoTiri 

Uinnesota 

New Jersey 

New York 

Ohio 

Pennsylvania 

Texas 

Tlsconsin 

Other States 



100.0 

5.3 
6.2 

3.2 
3.8 
2.9 

2.9 

3.3 

2.8 

7>^ 
6.0 
7.2 

4.1 
35-9 



100.0 

6.4 

6.3 
3.0 
2.4 

3.5 
U.g 

3.0 



100.0 

6.5 
6.3 

3.0 

2.4 

3.5 

4.8 
3.0 



100.0 
4.4 

5.7 

3.5 

4.1 

2.5 
4.6 
3.6 



100.0 

7.3 

6.8 
2.8 
2.0 
3.8 
5.3 
2.9 



2.4 


2.3 


3.3 


2.1 


2.8 


2.9 


1.4 


3.4 


8.2 


8.3 


5.1 


9.7 


6.0 


6.0 


5.6 


6.5 


6.8 


6.S 


7.0 


6.7 


5.7 


5.7 


5.3 


5.1 


2.8 


2.7 


5.9 


2.7 



100.0 

7.3 

6.8 
2.8 

2.0 
3.8 
5.4 
2.9 



100.0 

4.5 

5.2 
3.3 
3.9 
2.9 
5.0 

3.9 



2.1 


3.4 


3.»» 


1.3 


9.7 


6.7 


6.5 


5.6 


6.8 


6.7 


5.1 


4.8 


2.6 


5.7 



35.9 



35.8 



3S.0 



32.9 



32.8 



37.1 



100.0 

7.6 
6.4 
2.8 
2.3 
3.8 
5.3 
2.8 

2.2 
3.3 
9.9 
6.2 
6.6 
5.3 
2.7 

32.8 



100.0 

7.3 
6.6 
2.6 
2.4 
3.4 

4.3 
2.8 

2.3 
3.3 
9.8 
5.6 
7.9 
5.4 
2.7 

33.6 



Scarce : 






Census of Retail Distribution. 1929 . Vol. I, Parts 2 and 3, Table 4a. Lata include the Census classifications "Automobile SaJao Rooms," "Used-car Dealers" 
and "Automobile Dealers with Farm Implements and Machinery." Per Cents are based upon the figures presented in Table IXf-A. 

Average number of employees includes all persons whether on a salary or wage basis. 
Stocks on hand at the end of the year (at cost). 

Prepared by 

Inchastry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, NRA 
November 26, 1935 



state 



TABLE X-A 

MOTOH VEHICLE HETAILING TRAUB 
Estatlishmentfl, Bnployees, PeiyrollB, Sales and Stocks, by States, 1933 



Sfltablishments 



Total 



Employee 



^ 



ruil-time Part-time 



Total 



Payrolls 
(Thousands of Dollars) 



ISill-time 



Part-time 



Annxial Sales 
(Millions 
of Dollars) 



StoeksS/ 
( Thousands 
of Dollars) 



S. Total 

Csdifomia 

Illinois 

Indiana 

towa 

iassachasetts 

,Uchlgan 

'iissouri 

(innesota 
iew Jersey 
lew York 
yaio 

'ennaylvania 
"-xas 
sconsin 

)ther States 



30,646 



203,632 190,961 



12,671 



20l+,820 198,51+2 



6,278 



2,128 



1.935 


l^+.SS? 


13.695 


862 


16,510 


16.087 


423 


167 


1.825 


11,885 


10.968 


917 


12,032 


11.596 


436 


122 


993 


5.636 


5.134 


502 


4,913 


4.687 


226 


54 


1.046 


4.639 


4,254 


3S5 


4,012 


3.864 


l48 


42 


968 


7.318 


6.772 


546 


8.489 


8.115 


374 


83 


1,400 


9.497 


g.917 


580 


9.162 


8.870 


292 


103 


955 


6.647 


6.331 


316 


6,623 


6.457 


166 


71 


92U 


4.858 


4.514 


344 


4.540 


4.379 


161 


45 


833 


5.837 


5.51s 


319 


7.192 


7.013 


179 


72 


2.196 


17.771 


16.956 


815 


• 21,827 


21.303 


524 


227 


2.015 


11,5^0 


10.661 


879 


11.383 


10,964 


419 


124 


2.152 


13.794 


12.797 


997 
452 


13.326 


12,853 


473 


137 


1.496 


11.084 


10.632 


10,408 


10,208 


200 


117 


1.249 


5.465 


4,900 


565 


4,906 


4,647 


259 


49 



10,659 



73.104 68,912 



4,192 



69.497 67.499 



1.998 



715 



193.635 

15.213 
11.516 
4.869 
4.754 
7.109 
8.393 
5,521 

4.995 
5.904 

20,027 

9.932 

14.815 

8.983 

5.810 

65.794 



Bource: Genaua of Retail Distribution. 1933 . Vol. I, Table A; Vol. II, Table lA and Table 1. Data are fop the Census classification "Motor Vehicle Dealers (New 
and Used)" and are comparable to the data presented for 1929 in Table IX-B. The discrepancy between these figures smd those from the Chilton Con^any is 
presiunably due to the fact that the Census classifies as dealers only those establishments which derive their principal income from the sales of motor 
Tehicles while the Chilton Company classifies as a dealer any establishment that sells motor vehicles. 

^ Average number of employees includes all persons whether on a salary or wage basis. 

)/ Stocks on hand at the end of the year (at cost). 



Prepared by 

Industry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, MA 
Hovember 27. 1935 



TABLB X-B 



MOTOR VEHICLE BBTAILING TBASK 
Setal>ll8hment8, Employees, Payrolls, Sales and Stocks, by States, 1933 

( In Per Cents) 



State 



Bstabllshmente 



Etap 



Ipye^gS/ 



Total rull-tlme Part-time 



_£a£X2lli_ 



Total 



Full- time 



Part-time 



U.S. Total 

California 

Illinois 

Indiana 

Iowa 

UassachasettB 

Michigan 

yissonrl 

Minnesota 

Hew Jersey 

New York 

Ohio 

Pennsylrania 

Texas 

Wisconsin 

Other States 



100.0 



3^.8 



100.0 



35.9 



100.0 



100.0 



36.1 



33.1 



100.0 



33.9 



100.0 



3^.0 



100.0 



6.3 


7.1 


7.2 


6.8 


8.1 


S.l 


6.7 


6.0 


5.8 


5.7 


7.2 


5.9 


5.8 


6.9 


3.2 


2.8 


2.7 


k,0 


2.3 


2.4 


3.6 


3.»* 


2.3 


2.2 


3.0 


2.0 


1.9 


2.4 


3.2 


3.6 


3.5 


»*.3 


k.l 


4.1 


6.0 


U.6 


^.7 


U.6 


4.6 


4.5 


4.5 


U 


3.1 


3.3 


3.3 


2.5 


3.2 


3.3 


3.0 


2.U 


2.1* 


2.7 


2.2 


2.2 


2.6 


2.7 


2.8 


2.9 


2.5 


3.5 


3.5 


2.9 


7.1 


8.7 


8.9 


6.H 


10.7 


10.7 


8.3 


6.6 


5.7 


5.6 


6.9 


5.6 


5.5 


6.7 


7.0 


6.8 


6.7 


7.9 


6.5 


6.5 


7^5 


^.9 


5.»^ 


5.6 


3.6 


5.1 


5.1 


?-2 


k.i 


2.7 


2.6 


»^.5 


2.4 


2.4 


4.1 



31.8 



innnal Sales 



100.0 



33.6 



100.0 



7.^ 


7.9 


5.7 


5.9 


2.5 


2.5 


2.0 


2.5 


?-9 

4.9 


3.7 


4.3 


3.3 


2.9 


2.1 


2.6 


3.4 


3.0 


0.7 


10.3 


5.8 


5.1 


6.4 


7.7 


5.5 


4.6 


2.3 


3.0 



34.0 



Source: Census of Retail Distribution. 1933 . Vol. I, Table A; Vol. II, Table lA and Table 1. Data are for the Census clasBlf ication "Motor Vehicle Dealers 
(Hew and Used)" and are con?)arable to the data presented for 1929 in Table IXB. Per Cents are based upon the figures presented in Table i_jt. 

a/ Average number of employees includes all persons whether on a salary or wage basis. 
'hf Stocks on hand at the end of the year (at cost). 

Prepared by 

Industry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, ItRA 
Noveuiber 27, 1935 



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TASLS XII 



MOTOR ■'/3HICLE RETAILING THj\DS 
Establishments and Net Sales, Classified ty Volume of Sales, 1929 



Volume of Sales 
per BstaTjlisbment 



Total 



Less than 




$ 5,000 


1 5,000 


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9,999 


10,000 


— 


19,999 


20,000 


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30,000 


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50,000 


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500,000 


— 


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Establishment s 

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Number of Total 



Net Sales 



45,301 

1,510 
2,126 
4,228 
3,707 
5,960 
9,352 
9,145 
3,680 
2,089 
1,700 
504 



Thousands 
of Dollars 



Per Cent 
of Total 



00.0 


6 


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100.0 


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7,275 


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15,488 


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9.3 




61,557 


1.0 


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90,571 


1.4 


13.2 




232,086 


3.6 


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712,203 


11.1 


20.2 


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13.9 


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842,000 


13,2 



Source: 



a/ 



Census of Retail Distribution. 1929 . Table 4A and 4B. Data ai^e 

for Census classifications "Autoiaobile salesrooms," "Used-Car Dealers" 

and "Automobile Dealers with Fexm Implements and Machinery." 

There is a slight difference bet'Teen this total and the sum of the 
totals for the 3 classifications a.s >^iven in the Census due to the 
adjustment "oy the Census of the figures for each state to the nearest 
thousand. 



Prepared by 

Industry Statistics Unit, 
Sta^tistics Section, 
Division of Review, I^lA 
November 29, 1935 



91BV 



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Ti\aE XIII 

MOTOa ■VEHICLE RSTAILIKa TRAIE 
Ktrnter of Dealers Cla.ssified by Nv.aber of I'ew Cars Sold, 1934 a/ 



N'uun'bei- of U-uuter of Per Cent 
Cars Sold Dealers 

Total 35,977 100.0 

7,824 21.3 

7,210 20.0 

4,864 13.5 

5,627 15.6 

4,026 11.2 

2,493 6.9 

1,882 5.2 

867 2.4 

543 1.5 

313 ,9 

130 ,4 

198 .6 



Soiirce: National Automobile Dealers' Association, published in Automotive 
Industries , August 10, 1935, p. 163, 

a/ Estimates made by the national Automobile Dea.lers' Association on 

the basis of information from 16 states and the District of Columbia, 



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5 


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to 


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26 


to 


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51 


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76 


to 


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101 


to 


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151 


to 


200 


201 


to 


300 


301 


to 


400 


401 


to 


500 


501 


and over 



Prepared by: 

Industry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, IJRk, 
November 27, 1935. 



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TAELE XIV 

MOTOR VEHICLE RETAILING TRADE 
Numlier of Employees, "by Months, 1933 



Month 



Total 



Eull-tirae 



Part-time 



January 
Fehriiary 
March 
April 

May 
June 
July 
August 

Septeinter 
October 
Novenber 
De ceiihe r 

Average 



186,830 


175,602 


11,228 


187,400 


176,154 


11 , 246 


187,493 


176,016 


11,477 


191,609 


179,882 


11,727 


196,359 


184,102 


12,257 


201,472 


188 , 660 


12,812 


206,375 


193,133 


13 , 242 


213,109 


199,402 


13,707 


217,177 


203,529 


13,848 


217,850 


204,272 


13,578 


217,782 


204,220 


13,562 


216,839 


203 , 513 


13,376 


203,352 


190,691 


12,672 



SoTirce; Census of P.etail Distriljution, 1933 . Summary for the United 

States, Tables 4 and 4A, Data are for the Census classification 
"Motor Vehicle Dea.lers." Employees include all employed persons 
whether on a salaried or wage basis. 

Prepared by 

Industry Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, NRA 
December 2, 1935 



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TA5LE XVI 

MOTOP. VEHICLE EETAILIIIG TEADE 
Productio)! of liotor Veliicles, o;'" Stsites, 1929 and 1931 a/ 





1929 


1931 


State 


Number 


Per Cent 


Kumher 


Per Cent 


U.S. Total 


4,752,808 


100.0 


2,157,452 


100.0 


California 


186,154 


3.9 


114,727 


5.3 


Illinois 


13,626 


.3 


9,060 


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Indiana 


192,723 


4.0 


100,598 


4.7 


Michigan 


1,665,021 


35.0 


709,116 


32.9 


llev York 


284,238 


6.0 


247,936 


11.5 


Ohio 


479,268 


10.1 


196,892 


9.1 


Pennsylvania 


18,345 


.4 


11,391 


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Wisconsin 


294,495 


6.2 


153,774 


7.1 


Other States 


1,619,938 


34.1 


613,958 


28.5 


Source: Census 


of I.'Ianiifactures 


, 1929, p. 1226; 


1931, -p. 9. 


Data are for 



Census classification "Liotor Vehicles." The^^ include "Passenger 
Vehicles (not including puhlic conveyances)" and "Commercial 
Vehicles;" the latter includes 2,316 hearses and undertakers' 
v;agons for 1929. 

a/ This table gives statistics for each State for i;7hich it is 

-possible to publish separate figures ',7ithout disclosing exactly 
or approximately the output of individual establisliments. In 
some cases, however, certain of the "Other Sta.tes" outranlced 
some of the States, for which separate figures are given. 
Data for 1933 are not available. 

Prepared by 

Industrjr Statistics Unit, 
Statistics Section, 
Division of Review, ITEA 
ITovember 27, 1935 



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