Common Motors (GM) Q2 2022 US gross sales

The GM brand is seen on the facade of the Common Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, March 16, 2021.

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DETROIT – Common Motors’ US automobile gross sales have been down about 15% within the second quarter from a yr in the past because the automaker continues to battle provide chain points, however confirmed enchancment from earlier within the yr.

Earlier than asserting its gross sales outcomes, the automaker stated it has about 95,000 autos in its stock that have been manufactured with out sure elements as of June 30, a majority of which have been in-built June. Regardless of the issues, the corporate maintained its steering for the yr.

GM’s second-quarter gross sales have been barely higher than expectations of auto analysts, who had forecast a 16% to 17% decline. In comparison with the primary quarter, GM’s gross sales of 582,401 autos have been up by 14%, displaying an enchancment within the automaker’s manufacturing and provide of autos.

“We admire the endurance and loyalty of our sellers and clients as we attempt to fulfill important pent-up demand for our merchandise, and we’ll work with our suppliers and manufacturing and logistics groups to ship all of the items held at our vegetation as shortly as attainable,” GM North America President Steve Carlisle stated in a launch.

Automakers have been scrambling to rebuild seller inventories which were hit arduous by manufacturing cuts amid a worldwide scarcity of semiconductor chips and different key automotive elements.

The issues have brought on automakers to sporadically shutter vegetation or gradual manufacturing for weeks, if not months. The dearth of manufacturing mixed with sturdy shopper demand has brought on automobile inventories to plummet to document lows.

Since June 2021, Cox Automotive experiences month-to-month gross sales quantity has been caught in a decent window, averaging 1.1 million items a month and peaking at 1.3 million in June 2021.

Automotive analysts and forecasters anticipate US gross sales through the second quarter to be round 3.5 million, down between 19% and 21% from a yr in the past.

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