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

According to figures released by Canada National Statistical Office, the indicator went down by 9.71 percent compared to the prior quarter. Motor vehicles sales decreased from 21 214 872 thousand Canadian Dollars to 19 155 314 thousand Canadian Dollars, as it follows the tendency of the previous quarter when it fell by 10.1%. The prior year, this shift hit -6.17% and the variable attained 18 307 856 thousand Canadian Dollars in Q4 2016. Between Q4 2016 and Q4 of the year after, the indicator demonstrates a 4.63% variation. Canada saw a raise of 73.89% in motor vehicles sales during the last 5 years. In comparison with its average, the motor vehicles sales is now higher as the mean equals 16 028 095.42 thousand Canadian Dollars with a slight overall growth since the start of observations. It reached its all-time high of 23 599 084 thousand Canadian Dollars in 2Q 2017 and record low of 10 867 915 thousand Canadian Dollars in 1Q 2013.

Retail sales of new motor vehicles in Canada: Drop in 4Q 2017
Date Thousand Canadian Dollars Variation
Q4 2017 19 155 314.00 -9.71
Q3 2017 21 214 872.00 -10.1
Q2 2017 23 599 084.00 44.79
Q1 2017 16 298 275.00 -10.98
Q4 2016 18 307 856.00 -6.17
Q3 2016 19 510 832.00 -3.91
Q2 2016 20 305 580.00 44.15
Q1 2016 14 086 373.00 -8.13
Q4 2015 15 333 754.00 -14.75
Q3 2015 17 985 996.00 -3.86

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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.