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Retail sales of motor vehicles in Canada: Decline in 4Q 2017

Compared to the previous quarter motor vehicles sales decreased by 13.66 percent, according to revised numbers announced by Canada National Statistical Office. The indicator dropped from 32 319 622 thousand Canadian Dollars to 27 904 000 thousand Canadian Dollars, as it follows the tendency of the prior quarter when it declined by 5.38 percent. The statistics reached 26 122 094 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q4 2016, which is a -11.56 percent shift compared with the 3rd quarter 2016 of the same year. This shows a 6.82 percent fluctuation between Q4 2016 and the same quarter one year later. Canada saw an increase of 65.95% in motor vehicles sales over the past 5 years. Moreover, the motor vehicles sales is now above average of 24 019 836.42 thousand Canadian Dollars with a slight overall raise since the 2012. It hit its all-time high of 34 156 600 thousand Canadian Dollars in 2Q 2017 and record low of 16 657 084 thousand Canadian Dollars in 1Q 2013.

Retail sales of motor vehicles in Canada: Decline in 4Q 2017
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Q4 2017 27 904 000.00 -13.66
Q3 2017 32 319 622.00 -5.38
Q2 2017 34 156 600.00 36.7
Q1 2017 24 986 716.00 -4.35
Q4 2016 26 122 094.00 -11.56
Q3 2016 29 535 312.00 -3.91
Q2 2016 30 735 962.00 34.52
Q1 2016 22 849 408.00 -4.07
Q4 2015 23 819 832.00 -12.81
Q3 2015 27 318 080.00 -2.44

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Main Light Vehicle Indicators

  • Car Registration

    Number of newly (first-time) registered passenger cars (private cars). Data can be presented in terms of growth or units. Based on: Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.

  • Car In Use

    Number of registered passenger cars on the road. Passenger cars refer to motor vehicles other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver). Based on: International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.

  • Car Sales

    Sales of passenger cars, usually measured in volume (million units) or value (million or billion US Dollars or other currency). Passenger cars refer to motor vehicles other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver). Based on: European Environment Agency.

  • Car Production

    Number of manufactured passenger cars, usually measured in thousands or millions of vehicles. Passenger cars refer to motor vehicles other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver). Based on: European Environment Agency.

  • Car Ownership

    Number of cars per 1,000 inhabitants. Passenger cars refer to motor vehicles other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver). Based on: European Environment Agency.

  • Car Import

    Imports of passenger cars, usually measured in volume (million units) or value (million or billion US Dollars or other currency). Passenger cars refer to motor vehicles other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver). Based on: International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.