May 21, 2019

U.S. Economy: Auto Loan Delinquencies Are Nearing Peak Levels

Auto loan delinquencies are nearing peak levels we saw during the great recession.

"Auto loan delinquencies have surged to the highest level since 2011 and are approaching levels seen at their peak during the Great Recession. The percentage of outstanding auto loans in serious delinquency (90 days or more past due) jumped to 4.69% in the first quarter of 2019, according to the latest data from the New York Fed. At their peak during the recession, auto loan delinquencies hit 5.27%. The total amount of delinquent auto loans totals about $60 billion. In dollar terms, the amount of delinquent auto debt is already far above levels seen during the Great Recession." 

- in Schiff Gold

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