Per-dealership sales rise for fourth straight year
Average sales per dealership has reached another all-time record of 966 units, based on total vehicle sales of 17.5 million, according to Urban Scienceês 2015 year-end Automotive Franchise Activity Report. This marks the fourth straight year of increases.
The report shows a slight rise in the number of dealerships, to 18,087 rooftops, up 0.7 percent from December 2014. The number of franchises also saw a slight increase, to 31,776.
Sales throughput for dealers has achieved another record level due to a record sales year and a stable dealer count, said Mitchell Phillips, global data director at Urban Science. He added that the current selling rate indicates that dealers may not break the record again this year.Download Bulletin PDF