New Vehicle Sales in the Valley Decline in June

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local registrations for new cars and trucks declined in June compared with year-ago numbers, according to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. 

Overall sales, however, improved over the first six months of 2024 compared with the same period in 2023, data show.

According to the report, residents of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties purchased 2,090 new vehicles last month, compared with 2,413 in June 2023 – a drop of 13.3%.

Sales of new vehicles through the first six months of this year though were higher than the same period the previous year, statistics show. Through June 2024, local buyers had purchased 13,718 new cars and trucks, compared with 13,071 during the first six months of 2023 – an increase of nearly 5%.

Cochran Chevrolet, Boardman, sold the most new vehicles last month with 121, followed by Boardman Subaru with 116 sold. Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, posted the third-highest volume with 97; Ken Ganley Kia of Boardman reported 91 new vehicle sales; and Cochran Buick GMC, Boardman, and #1 Cochran Honda, also of Boardman, each reported 84 sales of new vehicles.

Sales of used vehicles also declined during June, data show.

Residents of the three-county region purchased 1,800 used vehicles last month, compared with 2,112 sold a year earlier, a decrease of 14.7%, the report said.

Combined sales of new and used vehicles stood at 3,985 units in June, compared with 4,590 vehicles sold in June 2023, a drop of 13%.

Pictured at top: Pickup trucks are lined up on the sales lot at the Albrecht Auto Group dealership in Wakefield, Mass., on Aug. 3, 2021. (AP Photo | Charles Krupa, File)

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