Pickup Truck Sales to Hit 2 Million Units for First Time in 6 Years

Sales of pickup trucks in the United States could hit two million units this year for the first time since 2007, USA Today reports, quoting an research, adding that current numbers are still well below the pre-recession three million plus annual sales.
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With the economy slowly rising, truck demand from tradesman and commercial users has grown due to “stronger housing and construction markets”, as well as “flourishing energy and agricultural sectors,” says Edmunds analyst Michelle Krebs.

According to Autoblog, Ford’s F-Series continues to be segment leader in 2013, with almost 500,000, while the Chevrolet Silverado and the Ram 1500 follow with 328,269 and 234,642 units sold through August respectively. The GMC Sierra and Toyota Tacoma have also experienced 20+ percent delivery increases, while total US truck sales from all automakers in 2013 are now at 1.44 million vehicles.

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