August 12, 2016

Urban Science released statistics and insights today from its 2016 mid-year Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR) that indicates continued stability in the number of automotive dealerships in the U.S. since the end of 2015.

As of July 1, there were 18,124 dealerships (rooftops), a 0.2 percent increase from January 1, 2016’s total of 18,087. The number of franchises (brands a dealership sells) also experienced the period of stability, slightly increasing from 31,776 on January 1, 2016, to 31,797 as of July 1, 2016.