What's Wrong With This Picture?: GM Monthly Sales Since 2004 Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

TTAC’s Best & Brightest strike again! GM’s monthly sales since 2004 only went up today, and already the rich bounty of raw data is yielding fruit. Like this graph of GM’s sales by brand since 2004 by commenter j_slez. Some pictures are worth thousands of words.

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  • Stingray Stingray on Jul 07, 2009

    RF, thanks for putting the files in XLS format. Couldn't open yesterday EN, thanks for the charts.

  • Lokki Lokki on Jul 07, 2009

    Damn... Thanks CamaroKid.... Just forget I ever posted this

  • CamaroKid CamaroKid on Jul 07, 2009
    So… when we look at the 2009 sales and take the Jan to Jun sales and multiply it out we find that annual sales for 2009 could reasonably be assumed to reach 4,644,227 vehicles You might want to check your math... When I add up all sales from all makes for the first 6 months of 2009 I get 954,356 cars and trucks.. times that by your monthly average correction factor of 100/49.3 and I get 1,920,233 So for 2009 they are on line to sell less then 2 million cars and trucks... How far back in time do you need to do to find a lower number?
  • Dean Dean on Jul 07, 2009

    Contrary to most, I find the flatliners interesting. Somehow these brands have managed to maintain a fairly constant sales volume while Chevrolet has steadily been losing sales. That tells me that the core demographics for brands like Cadillac and Buick are fairly constant. That is likely why they are keeping them in the new GM and hoping to invigorate the product line. Obviously investment in Chevy products hasn't stemmed the trend, so if they can manage even moderate growth in the other brands it may be dollars better spent.