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Automotive
Inventory Shortages, the Hero, or the Goat?

By Keith Spacapan

The U.S. automotive industry sold 1.2 million new cars and light-duty trucks in the month of June, a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 13.0 million vehicles. The June SAAR was marginally better than the prior month but significantly lower than the SAAR of 15.4 million vehicles recorded one year prior. June marks the 12th consecutive month in which the industry’s SAAR fell short of the prior year’s results.

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Automotive
Podcast: Tire Market Rolling With the Changes

Guest Greg Baldor, Steve Katz (host)

This podcast features a discussion with Greg Baldor of Hilco Valuation Services about the changing tire industry including the impact of reduced production output, increased raw material pricing, shipping delays and higher import costs.

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Automotive
Over Promising and Underdelivering

By Keith Spacapan

First quarter U.S. sales of light-duty vehicles totaled 3.29 million, one of the worst single quarter tallies in a decade. The only quarter to post a worse result was the second quarter of 2021 at the height of the pandemic.

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Automotive
Changing the Tire in 2022

By Gregory Baldor

In this article we take a look at the changing tire industry and how the impact of ever-changing tariffs prior to the arrival of the pandemic and a precipitous drop in the number of miles driven during its height in 2020 have now been further exacerbated by reduced production output, increased raw material pricing, shipping delays and higher import costs.

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Automotive
Microchips a Mega Problem

By Keith Spacapan

Hobbled by a global pandemic, the U.S. light vehicle market only managed to sell 14.6 million vehicles in 2020. Sales tumbled quickly with the onset of stay at home orders, slumping to a 50-year low before staging a steady recovery.

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