Vintage Autos Return To Prairie Avenue (3)

Yesterday , I did a simple tough calculation about General Motors to try to get at how much manufacturing job loss one might attribute to international competitors versus automation and productiveness will increase. Varied commenters objected that my assumptions had been too simplistic, notably in neglecting the home content in foreign autos and the importance of shifts within the supply chain over time.

Complicating your exercise even more is the fact that people tend to maintain their automobiles longer these days than they used to. That is largely because quality has gone up, decreasing the frequency needed to buy a new automotive. I think this has way more to do with the declining share of GDP devoted to auto purchases than any of the opposite components you talked about.

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The odd-looking line on this graph is the one for domestic consumption of autos and parts as a fraction of GDP; the road starts to drop after 2002, solely reversing in 2010. It is odd to me as a result of a graph of US automobile gross sales is basically flat from 2001 to 2007 at between sixteen and 17 million vehicles per 12 months. Reading off Stuart’s graph above, the gross consumption line starts at about three.7% of GDP in 2001 and drops to round 2.8% in 2007, so roughly a 25% drop. Taking a look at BEA Table 1.1.5. US GDP rose 36% during that period.