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Retail sales of used motor vehicles in Canada: Drop in 4Q 2017

Canada National Statistical Office published that in comparison to the prior quarter the indicator dropped by 21.22%. The variable went down by 2 356 064 thousand Canadian Dollars, in contrast to the previous quarter when it went up by 5.18 percent. When looking at the previous year, it can be reported that the indicator was diminishing by -22.05% and observed 7 814 238 thousand Canadian Dollars. Year-on-year, this reveals a 11.96 percent fluctuation between Q4 2016 and the same quarter in 2017. Canada saw a raise of 50.86% in motor vehicles sales during the last 5 years. Compared to its average, the motor vehicles sales is now greater as the mean equals 7 991 740.96 thousand Canadian Dollars with a slight overall increase since the 2012. It reached its all-time high of 11 104 751 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q3 of 2017 and record low of 5 789 169 thousand Canadian Dollars in 1Q 2013.

Retail sales of used motor vehicles in Canada: Drop in 4Q 2017
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Q4 2017 8 748 687.00 -21.22
Q3 2017 11 104 751.00 5.18
Q2 2017 10 557 515.00 21.51
Q1 2017 8 688 441.00 11.19
Q4 2016 7 814 238.00 -22.05
Q3 2016 10 024 480.00 -3.89
Q2 2016 10 430 382.00 19.03
Q1 2016 8 763 034.00 3.26
Q4 2015 8 486 078.00 -9.07
Q3 2015 9 332 085.00 0.42

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  • 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.