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Semiconductor shortage may stall state auto sales

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                Hawaii auto sales jumped 32.9% through the first three quarters of the year compared with a year ago. However, the semiconductor shortage could hit the state’s new vehicle market. Sales are expected to end this year up 22% before inching up just 1.1% next year. Pictured are cars for sale Wednesday at the Tony Group Autoplex in Waipio.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Hawaii auto sales jumped 32.9% through the first three quarters of the year compared with a year ago. However, the semiconductor shortage could hit the state’s new vehicle market. Sales are expected to end this year up 22% before inching up just 1.1% next year. Pictured are cars for sale Wednesday at the Tony Group Autoplex in Waipio.

The global semiconductor chip shortage is expected to bring Hawaii auto sales to a screeching halt in 2022 after they accelerated this year from a pandemic- induced slowdown. Read more

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