U.S. OPE dealerships saw a significant increase in wholegoods sales in April, according to data collected exclusively for OPE Business readers by Constellation Data Solutions. When compared to April 2020, same store sales results in April 2021 showed a 43% increase in wholegoods sales on average.
Pulling from 1,260 OPE dealerships that use Constellation’s Ideal and c-Systems and Charter DMS products, the composite data compares same store sales stats from April 2021 versus April 2020.
The Northeast region considerably outperformed the rest of the country, with Northeast dealerships reporting an impressive 86% increase in wholegoods sales.
Other U.S. regions:
- Midwest dealers reported a 38% growth in wholegoods sales in April 2021 vs April 2020;
- Dealers in the South showed 36% growth in wholegoods sales; and
- Dealers in the West region experienced 25% growth in wholegoods sales.
Canadian dealers reported a 28% growth in their wholegoods sales for April 2021 versus April 2020, according to Constellation.
All regions indicated that wholegoods sales were up in April 2021 versus April 2020 — 79% of all U.S. dealers indicating this, while 87% of all Canadian dealers indicated wholegoods sales were up.
By region, the Northeast again led the way – 89% of dealers indicated wholegood sales were up in April. Other regions: South 80%; Midwest 78%; West 65%.
States in each region are as follows:
Midwest: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin
Northeast: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont
South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington DC
West: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
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