General Motors (GM) dealers in the U.S. reported 160,996 retail deliveries in December 2009, a 7 percent increase compared to last year and a 50 percent increase over last month. Retail sales of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands were 146,419, up 13 percent for the month. In total, GM dealers in the U.S. delivered 208,511 vehicles in December. This represents a total sales decline of 6 percent from the previous year, driven primarily by declines in fleet sales (33 percent) and in sales of non-core brands (55 percent). In 2009, GM dealers delivered 2,084,492 vehicles, down 30 percent compared with 2008.