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October auto sales in Canada down just 2.1% 

October auto sales in Canada down just 2.1% 

November 6, 2020 at 11:44 am 0 comments

In spite of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, October sales of 156,095 new vehicles in Canada were down just 2.1% from the same month last year, based on estimates by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). Cumulative year-to-date sales of 1,301,121 units through October were down 21.7% from the same […]

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Strong September pushes Q3 auto sales to near normal 

Strong September pushes Q3 auto sales to near normal 

October 5, 2020 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

After bottoming out in Q2, auto sales in Canada rebounded in the third quarter of 2020 to just 3.9% below 2019 levels. While the sales recovery showed signs of faltering in August, it bounced back strongly in September with an estimated 169,876 vehicles sold, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) […]

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Canadian auto sales stabilize in August, down less than 10%

Canadian auto sales stabilize in August, down less than 10%

September 4, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

After climbing back to within 4.9% of the year-ago norm in July, Canadian auto sales in August were down about 8.9% from the same month in 2019, as estimated by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC). Estimated sales of 165,837 units for the month compared to 182,040 units sold in August 2019, […]

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July Canadian auto sales close in on pre-COVID levels

July Canadian auto sales close in on pre-COVID levels

August 7, 2020 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

It seems to have been a long time coming, but there is definitely some good news in Canada’s new-vehicle sales figures for July. Estimated sales of 165,020 units are just 4.9% below last year’s July figures. Indeed, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC), July 2020 sales were the seventh-best ever […]

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Canadian auto sales down but recovering in Q2

Canadian auto sales down but recovering in Q2

July 8, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Given that the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic had already slashed new-vehicle sales in Canada by 20.0% in the first quarter of 2020, and the fact that April and May sales declines were dramatically worse, it’s no surprise that cumulative Q2 sales of 315,391 units were down 44.5% from  the […]

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Canadian auto sales decimated by COVID-19 in April

Canadian auto sales decimated by COVID-19 in April

May 6, 2020 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

With dealerships effectively closed across much of Canada since mid-March, analysts predicted that April’s new-vehicle sales could be reduced by as much as 80%. Unfortunately, their forecasts weren’t off by much. Actual sales of just 45,833 new units in the month were down by 74.6% from April 2019, as estimated […]

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COVID-19 devastates Canadian auto sales in Q1

COVID-19 devastates Canadian auto sales in Q1

April 3, 2020 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

The nascent hope of some stability returning to the Canadian auto market, based on the January and February results, was overwhelmed by COVID-19’s arrival in Canada in March and the unprecedented consequences that followed in its wake. With much of Canada’s economy virtually shutting down in the second half of […]

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Canadian auto sales remain stable in February

Canadian auto sales remain stable in February

March 11, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Based on estimated new-vehicle sales in Canada for the first two months of 2020, there is reason to hope that the extended sales decline, which has now lasted almost two years, may have bottomed out. At least that was the case before the worldwide impact of the coronavirus on supply […]

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