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AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION ISSUES TRUCK SALES

 WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Franchised dealers of truck manufacturers sold 429,039 units in September, the highest September sales since 1986, according to a preliminary report issued today by the American Automobile Manufacturers Association.
 Retail sales for September were 9.6 percent above sales for the month a year ago. There were 25 selling days in this period, the same as a year ago.
 September sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4,949,000, a 7.4-percent increase from the September 1992 seasonally adjusted rate of 4,607,000 units.
 Preliminary New Truck Sales by Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
 (Including Captive Imports and All Imports
 Over 10,000 pounds G.V.W.R.)
 93/92 93/92
 G.V.W.R September Pct. Year-to-Date Pct.
 Class Pounds 1993 1992 Change 1993 1992 Change
 Light-Duty
 Trucks:
 I 0-6,000 305,734 274,187 11.5 2,833,788 2,404,086 17.9
 II 6,001-10,000 94,571 93,754 0.9 886,814 763,035 16.2
 III 10,001-14,000 2,977 1,851 60.8 22,358 19,151 16.8
 Total Light-Duty 403,282 369,792 9.1 3,742,960 3,186,272 17.5
 Medium-Duty
 Trucks:
 IV 14,001-16,000 2,620 2,027 29.3 24,274 18,695 29.8
 V 16,001-19,500 436 278 56.8 3,197 2,635 21.3
 VI 19,501-26,000 2,267 2,130 6.4 21,160 22,356 (5.4)
 VII 26,001-33,000 6,820 6,728 1.4 61,001 54,486 12.0
 Total Medium-Duty 12,143 11,163 8.8 109,632 98,172 11.7
 Heavy-Duty
 Trucks:
 VIII 33,001 & over 13,614 10,637 28.0 114,606 84,926 35.0
 TOTAL 429,039 391,592 9.6 3,967,198 3,369,370 17.7
 -0- 10/8/93
 /CONTACT: Ed Lewis of AAMA, 202-775-2716, or fax, 202-775-2753/


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