corvette monthly and quarterly sales

Corvette Sales Data – by Month & Quarter

Monthly & Quarterly Corvette Sales Numbers

Note: If you want annual sales numbers since 1953, check out Corvette Sales Volume by Year.

Earlier this month, Corvsport.com presented the sales statistics on the 2018 Corvette.  As we ramp up for the arrival of the 2019 Corvette, which will include the all-new ZR1 model, we thought we’d take a moment to break down the 2017 sales numbers by month for the sixth– and seventh-generation Corvette.  For all Corvette owners (and prospective owners), these numbers are a key indicator of how the Corvette is performing in the marketplace.

We begin by looking at the sales number for 2017.

General Motors released their final sales report for 2017 in late December, 2017.  Chevrolet sold 2,278 Corvettes in December, which was a decrease of 15.9% from the 2,709 Corvettes sold in December 2016.  This appears to be the continuation of a trend that occurred throughout the 2017 sales year.  In all of 2017, Chevrolet sold 25,079 Corvettes to U.S. customers, resulting in a decrease of 16.4% in total sales from the 29,995 Corvettes delivered in 2016.

It is important to remember that the Corvette assembly plant was shut down for three months as part of a massive re-tooling (including the installation of a new paint shop).  Given that gap in production, the 25,079 Corvettes built in 2017 still demonstrates that there is strong consumer support for the C7 Corvette.

The final 2018 (model year) Corvettes will be built between now and their end-of run on January 22, 2018.  Production of the 2019 Corvettes will start the week of January 29th.

Following Trends

Looking back to 2013, we noted a more dramatic shift in production numbers as Chevrolet wrapped up production of the sixth-generation Corvette and began production of the 2014 C7 model.  The decline in YOY (year-over-year) sales from 2012 to 2013 saw an average 36.8% drop is sales in May – September, 2013 (as compared to May – September, 2012.)  These numbers demonstrate that interest in the new model dramatically impacted sales of the outgoing Corvette model.

As we prepare for the 2019 model year to begin production, the big question that everyone is asking will be whether or not the 2019 Corvette ZR1 will bolster the declining C7 sales numbers.  Despite continued interest in the C7, sales trends from 2014 to 2017 show a definitely YOY decline in sales.  Even with the introduction of the Z06 and Grand Sport models, as well as a number of special-edition models during that four year window, sales have suffered since the seventh-generation Corvette’s introduction in 2014.  Given that an all-new mid-engine Corvette is expected to be introduced for the 2020 model year, it will be interesting to keep track of the Corvette’s sales numbers in the months ahead.

Monthly Corvette Sales Numbers

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2005 2,382 2,365 3,215 3,177 3,078 2,417 1,872 2,202 2,372 2,981 3,157 3,271
2006 2,579 3,058 3,655 3,516 3,317 2,938 2,794 2,990 3,056 2,761 2,773 3,081
2007 2,234 2,784 3,158 3,227 3,300 3,055 2,377 2,877 2,837 2,484 2,438 2,914
2008 2,015 2,071 2,692 3,190 2,904 2,082 1,870 4,242 2,318 1,170 1,093 1,324
2009 842 1,027 1,183 1,407 1,643 1,396 966 746 1,585 1,154 952 1,033
2010 854 624 955 1,089 1,428 1,405 1,199 1,135 1,109 1,011 836 979
2011 721 955 1,163 1,454 1,304 1,299 1,291 936 1,147 946 910 1,038
2012 629 1,854 1,376 1,396 1,219 1,475 987 1,210 1,351 1,167 1,104 1,291
2013 908 980 1,053 974 905 853 671 655 831 3,929 2,527 3,005
2014 2,261 2,438 3,480 3,514 3,328 2,723 3,060 2,679 2,467 2,959 2,378 3,552
2015 2,127 2,605 3,785 3,469 3,514 2,807 2,794 2,725 2,572 2,526 1,952 2,453
2016 1,501 2,116 2,753 3,142 2,673 2,483 2,159 3,063 2,829 2,626 1,941 2,709
2017 1,263 2,081 2,460 2,756 2,535 2,612 1,930 1,748 1,506 1,345 2,565 2,278
2018 1,005 1,351 2,101 1,928 1,928 1,928 1,465 1,648 1,526 1,320 1,269 1,320
2019 1,297 1,245 1,401 1,881 2,171 1,736

Quarterly Corvette Sales Numbers

Year Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
2005 7,962 8,672 6,446 9,409 32,489
2006 9,292 9,771 8,840 8,615 36,518
2007 8,176 8,904 8,091 7,836 33,007
2008 6,778 8,176 8,430 3,587 26,971
2009 3,052 4,446 3,297 3,139 13,934
2010 2,433 3,922 3,443 2,826 12,624
2011 2,839 4,057 3,374 2,894 13,164
2012 2,932 4,090 3,548 3,562 14,132
2013 2,941 2,732 2,157 9,461 17,291
2014 8,179 9,565 8,206 8,889 34,839
2015 8,517 9,790 8,091 6,931 33,329
2016 6,370 8,298 8,051 7,276 29,995
2017 5,804 7,903 5,184 6,188 25,079
2018 4,457 5,785 4,639 3,909 18,790
2019 3,943 5,788 9,731