Forecasting the sales of light trucks in the United States

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Christensson, Jon

Christensson, Jon (2008). Forecasting the sales of light trucks in the United States. In Proceedings: 4th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.15-16


The motor vehicles and parts industry in the United States employed as much as 7.4% of the labour force in the manufacturing industry in 2006. The purpose of this paper is to canvass various forecasting models, determine the optimal forecasting model and then forecast the sales of light trucks. A secondary purpose is to investigate the relationship between the gasoline price and the light truck sales.

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Paper presented to the 4th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 25, 2008.
Research completed at the Department of Economics, W. Frank Barton School of Business