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New-car Sales Down Slightly in North Texas

July 24, 2013

New-car sales in North Texas' four largest counties were barely down in June compared with a year earlier, but they remain up modestly for the year.

In Tarrant County, new-vehicle registrations were down 2 percent in June and up 5 percent through the year's first six months, according to Freeman Publishers in Dallas.

That compares with a decline of 0.25 percent, to 29,369, for Tarrant, Dallas, Denton and Collin counties combined, which are up 8 percent for the year.

New-vehicle sales in June were off 2 percent in Collin County and 7 percent in Dallas County. In marked contrast, registrations were up 61 percent in Denton County, but Freeman said that is more likely due to record-keeping than dealer sales.

Year-to-date sales were up 14 percent in Collin County, 16 percent in Denton County and 7 percent in Dallas County.

Source: (c)2013 the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Distributed by MCT Information Services.