Vehicle Sales In Region Down From 2017

(Dodge County) Vehicle sales in the region last year were down slightly when compared to 2017. According to statistics released by the Waterloo-based industry tracking firm Reg-Trak, Dodge County had just over 3,700 vehicle sales in 2018, up three-point-seven-percent from the previous year. Car sales in Dodge County were down 22-percent to 560 while truck sales were up ten-percent to just over 3,100. In Columbia County, nearly 2,700 vehicles rolled off dealer lots through the end of December, a decrease of roughly three-percent from the 2,800 sold in the previous 12-month cycle. Car sales in Columbia County were down 18-percent to around 400 while truck sales were up one-percent to 2,300. Jefferson County vehicle sales were just above 2,700, a decrease of two-and-a-half-percent over the two-year period. Car sales in Jefferson County were down 18-percent to 600 while truck sales were up three-percent to around 2,110. In the nine-county south central Wisconsin region as a whole, there were nearly 47-thousand vehicle sales last year, a decrease of two-percent. Car sales were down 19-percent to 11,000 while truck sales were up five-percent to 36,000.