Online car sales fall 2% from April 2016 to April 2017
New Jersey has fallen behind the rest of the nation in car sales since the start of the year, according to a new report from auto analytics company Automotive News.
Car sales in New Jersey have declined for six consecutive months since April 2016, when the state saw a record number of new cars sold.
Automotive New Jersey’s April 2017 report found that car sales in the Garden State dropped to their lowest point in seven years, after a 12% jump in the prior year.
In the same month, online car sales also fell 2% to 1.29 million.
The company also found that online car buying in New York and California fell for the first time in six years.
New Jersey car sales are expected to fall 2.4% this year and 3.1% next year, Automotive said, with California’s numbers expected to be slightly better.
New York, California, and Connecticut will all see some of the biggest drops in car purchases next year.
In all, the state will see sales drop by 4.4%, 2.2%, and 2.5%, respectively.
Automobile also noted that New Jersey was the most populous state in the country and the second-most populous in the U.S.