Valley Auto Sales Down 3% in April

Valley Auto Sales Down 3% in April

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Car sales in the Mahoning Valley were down slightly last month, according to the Greater Cleveland Automobiles Dealers Association’s monthly sales report, while year-to-date sales continue to lag behind last year’s figures.

In April, 4,818 new and used vehicles were sold in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties, 163 fewer – a 3.3% fall – than the same month last year. So far this year, 18,432 vehicles have been sold, 5.5% lower than April 2017.

New-car sales for the area were down to 2,769 last month – 27 fewer than a year ago – while sales of used cars fell 6.3% to 1,991.

Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, led Mahoning Valley dealerships in new-car sales with 177 delivered, down from 186 in April 2017. Following were Sweeney Buick GMC, Boardman, with 175; Fred Martin Ford, Austintown, 152; Sweeney Chevrolet, Boardman, 141; and Stadium GM, Salem, 132.

Greenwood Chevy also topped the used-car sales chart with 111 sold. It was the only dealership to break triple digits.

Across the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association 22-county area, Mahoning Valley dealers ranked third, fourth and fifth – Greenwood, Sweeney Buick GMC and Fred Martin – on the combined sales list.

Earlier in the week, the association released its quarterly outlook, which predicted annual sales in the region would reach 264,000, down from last year’s 268,713 total. The top-selling brands in the Greater Cleveland auto market were Chevrolet with 9,974 registrations in so far 2018, Ford with 9,401 and Jeep with 5,687.

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