John Sousanis

Director, Information Content
WardsAuto

John writes about sales and production trends both in North America and around the world.

Articles by John Sousanis
Current Data Center Graphs
Current charts and graphs from WardsAuto Data Center.
March Forecast Calls for Improved Sales, Days’ Supply 
The latest WardsAuto outlook calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.48 million light vehicles this month, lifting the SAAR to nearly 15.8 million.
Weather Hampers February Outlook, But Days’ Supply Should Fall 
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. automakers to sell 1.19 million light vehicles this month, flat with year-ago, but days’ supply should drop significantly from January.
January Sales Forecast Calls for Cold Start, High Inventory 
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. automakers to sell 1.06 million light vehicles this month, nearly flat with year-ago.
December Forecast Puts 2013 LV Sales at 15.6 Million 
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. automakers to sell 1.41 million light vehicles this month, which would lift full-year 2013 sales to 15.6 million units.
Forecast Calls for Post-Shutdown Bounce 
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. automakers to sell 1.21 million light vehicles this month, as consumers return to dealerships after a month of doubt.
October Sales Forecast Reflects Modest Impact from Government Shutdown 
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. automakers to sell 1.22 million light vehicles this month, equivalent to a 15.4 million-unit SAAR.
Q3 Strong Despite Expected September Sales Drop 
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. automakers to sell 1.14 million light vehicles this month, equivalent to a 15.3 million-unit SAAR.
Daily Sales Stay Steady in August Sales Forecast
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. auto makers to sell 1.47 million light vehicles this month, equivalent to a 15.7 million-unit SAAR.
World Vehicle Sales Flat in June
North America once again led the markets, up 8.0% from prior-year to 1.7 million units, accounting for 19.4% of global deliveries. June marked the region’s 25th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.
Fleet Orders, Low Stocks Temper July U.S. Sales Forecast
A WardsAuto forecast is calling for U.S. auto makers to sell 1.3 million light vehicles this month, equivalent to a 15.6 million-unit SAAR.
Industry Fuel Efficiency Remains at Record Levels; Small Cars Set New High
June was the third consecutive month light trucks outsold cars, but the expected downward effect on industry fuel economy has been offset each time by mix shifts and rising FEI scores within segments of both vehicle types.
European Decline Hampers World Vehicle Sales
Global auto makers delivered 7.24 million units in May, compared with 7.05 million year-ago, according to WardsAuto data, despite a 6.3% drop in Europe.
June Sales Rate Could Reach 67-Month High 1
A WardsAuto forecast calls for the month’s SAAR to climb to 15.8 million light vehicles, the highest monthly rate since November 2007.
U.S. Fuel Economy Maintains Record Level as Truck Sales Grow
U.S. light vehicles maintained their record-high average fuel efficiency for the third consecutive month in May, even as light-truck market share rose.
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