The month of January ended on a negative note for Puerto Rico’s automotive industry, which reported a year-over-year drop in new vehicle sales of -18.5%.

The United Automobile Importers Group reported that 6,664 new cars were sold last month, down from the 8,172 sold during January 2019.

The members of GUIA represent 23 car brands and more than 96% of the total sales of new vehicles in Puerto Rico.