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FEDERAL

RESERVE

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For immediate release
September 7, 1973

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* finance Rate and Other Terms on New and Used Car Instalment Credit Contracts
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Purchased from Dealers by Major Auto Finance Companies

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Period

release

Customer rate
(per cent per annum)
New
Used
Total

Average maturity
(months)
New
Used
Total

Average amount
financed
(dollars)
New
Used
Total

Ratio of amount
financed to wholesale value
(per cent)
New
Used
Tota'

1972

July
August
September
October
November
December

11.84
11.85
11.88
11.86
11.89
11.92

16.57
16.62
16.71
16.67
16.78
16.87

13.02
13.04
13.08
13.06
13.11
13.15

35.1
35.2
35.0
34.9
34.9
34.9

28.8
28.6
28.3
28.2
28.0
27.9

33.5
33.6
33.3
33.2
33.2
33.2

3,141
3,116
3,101
3,186
3,179
3,208

1,692
1,671
1,629
1,692
1,706
1,729

2,641
2,600
2,566
2,702
2,675
2,710

87
87
87
87
87
87

100
100
100
100
100
99

90
90
90
90
90
90

11.89
11.86
11.85
11.88
11.91
11.94
12.02

16.08
16.20
16.32
16.44
16.52
16.61
16.75

12.93
12.94
12.96
13.02
13.06
13 .10
13.20

34.9
35 .0
35.1
35.2
35.3
35.4
35.4

29.6
29.6
29.5
29.4
29.4
29.3
29.1

33.6
33.7
33.7
33.8
33.8
33.9
33.8

3,200
3,199
3,184
3,201
3,225
3,283
3,329

1,789
1,794
1,787
1,792
1,815
1,837
1,820

2,668
2,666
2,678
2,704
2,738
2,797
2,834

87
87
87
88
88
88
88

98
99
99
99
99
99
99

90
90
90
91
91
91
91

1973
January
February
March
April
May
June
July

Note: Rates are reported on an annual percentage rate basis as specified in the Federal Reserve Board's Regulation Z
(Truth-in-Lending) . Data on the amount financed exclude finance charges.