Canada Auto Sales Figures by Brand

2019 Canada Vehicle Sales Figures By Brand

Comprehensive data tables and charts for automotive sales in Canada

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2019 Canada Auto Sales by Brand Analysis

Report Updated: With October 2019 Data on November 4th, 2019

Top Level Canada Reports: By Manufacturer / By Brand / By Model / Best Sellers

When you look at auto sales from a brand perspective in Canada, you’ll notice that there is a good split of brands that saw sales increase and decrease in the month of October. When you look YTD, you’ll see that far more brands have seen poor numbers. This indicates that the month of October wasn’t as bad as others have been this year.

Ford leads the way in terms of sales volume. It was followed by Toyota and Honda to round out the top three. Ford hasn’t had a wonderful year so far. It is down both for the month of October and so far this year. Toyota is down for the month but up when you look YTD. Honda is just the opposite, with an increase for the month but a decrease so far this year.

Interestingly, many of GM’s brands seem to be having a rough time. It will be interesting to see what happens with these brands in the future.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD. GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter. We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Note: FCA US LLC will end its practice of reporting U.S. and Canada sales on a monthly basis following June results. FCA US and FCA Canada will report monthly sales for May and June. The first quarterly report will occur on October 1, 2019, covering the months of July, August, and September.


Canada Best Selling Car Brands Last Month

This data table looks at last month’s total automotive brand volumes in Canada by model. We compare Canada automotive brand sales for last month with the same month last year. We also include the year to date sales numbers and compare with the same year to date numbers from last year. With both monthly and YTD sales numbers we have a growth rate column so you can better gauge an individual automotive brands  sales success in the Canadian market.

Brand Month LY Change YTD YTD Last Year YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 1,727 1,591 8.55 16,065 16,013 0.32 0.11 0.09
Alfa Romeo 52 89 -41.57 635 1,281 -50.43 0.00 0.00
Audi 3,342 3,005 11.21 28,413 32,089 -11.46 0.21 0.16
BMW 3,086 3,233 -4.55 31,863 32,969 -3.35 0.19 0.18
Buick 1,391 2,118 -34.32 14,468 16,116 -10.23 0.09 0.08
Cadillac 946 939 0.75 11,805 10,213 15.59 0.06 0.07
Chevrolet 12,121 12,212 -0.75 127,542 145,987 -12.63 0.75 0.74
Chrysler 442 400 10.50 6,021 8,977 -32.93 0.03 0.03
Dodge 3,307 2,964 11.57 42,500 47,645 -10.80 0.21 0.25
Fiat 29 48 -39.58 352 596 -40.94 0.00 0.00
Ford 20,414 20,701 -1.39 245,687 253,387 -3.04 1.27 1.43
Genesis 133 132 0.76 1,313 1,125 16.71 0.01 0.01
GMC 7,198 8,095 -11.08 70,066 77,847 -10.00 0.45 0.41
Honda 15,415 14,301 7.79 149,974 154,054 -2.65 0.96 0.87
Hyundai 11,669 11,373 2.60 114,818 111,011 3.43 0.73 0.67
Infiniti 751 902 -16.74 9,484 10,309 -8.00 0.05 0.06
Jaguar 271 300 -9.67 3,254 3,738 -12.95 0.02 0.02
Jeep 5,032 4,491 12.05 58,936 63,543 -7.25 0.31 0.34
Kia 6,250 5,626 11.09 66,365 63,507 4.50 0.39 0.38
Land Rover 952 907 4.96 8,522 8,567 -0.53 0.06 0.05
Lexus 2,545 2,916 -12.72 21,479 20,394 5.32 0.16 0.12
Lincoln 583 713 -18.23 7,003 6,975 0.40 0.04 0.04
Maserati 75 55 36.36 530 680 -22.06 0.00 0.00
Mazda 6,035 5,991 0.73 57,452 64,578 -11.03 0.38 0.33
Mercedes-Benz 4,282 5,891 -27.31 38,167 43,454 -12.17 0.27 0.22
Mini 558 682 -18.18 5,213 5,979 -12.81 0.03 0.03
Mitsubishi 2,141 1,802 18.81 22,318 21,885 1.98 0.13 0.13
Nissan 9,854 11,296 -12.77 107,630 117,574 -8.46 0.61 0.62
Porsche 793 940 -15.64 6,688 7,514 -10.99 0.05 0.04
Ram 7,108 6,677 6.45 82,167 71,309 15.23 0.44 0.48
Smart 12 41 -70.73 187 277 -32.49 0.00 0.00
Subaru 5,641 5,500 2.56 47,689 48,941 -2.56 0.35 0.28
Tesla 650 2,230 -70.85 11,600 10,840 7.01 0.04 0.07
Toyota 18,247 18,756 -2.71 183,233 176,594 3.76 1.14 1.06
Volkswagen 6,985 7,105 -1.69 59,147 61,468 -3.78 0.43 0.34
Volvo 801 796 0.63 8,307 7,865 5.62 0.05 0.05
∑ = 160,838 ∑ = 164,818 ∑ = 1,666,893 ∑ = 1,725,301

YTD Market Share Dynamics

This chart gives you a view of the year to date automotive sales volumes by brand and how they make up the Canadian automotive market in terms of market share. You can see in this handy chart that the big brands continue to make up a disproportionate amount of the market for new car sales.

YTD This Year vs YTD Last Year

This chart simply takes each brand and compares their year to date sales with the year to date sales for the same time last year. Brands where the dark green bar is lower than the light green have seen declines in sales year on year whereas brands with a higher dark green bar and lower light green bar are seeing growth in volumes year on year.

YTD Automotive Brand Analysis

This chart might seem a little complicated at first but once you understand it is very helpful. First, the size of the area for each brand refers to their market share (i.e size). The bigger the circle the larger the brand in terms of sales volumes (YTD). The position of the circle in the chart along the left axis looks at the year to date growth of that brand. The higher the brand is on the chart, the more year to date growth it is seeing in sales volumes. Along the bottom axis you can see the total volumes shipped by that brand year to date.


Canada Quarterly Car Brand Sales Numbers

This data table looks at quarterly sales performance by automotive brand for the United States. It includes all major automotive brands sold in the Canadian market. We compare last quarter’s Canadian brand sales with the same brand sales for the same quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which brands are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of sales at the brand level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.


Canada Automotive Brand Sales by Month

This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for automotive brands in the United States on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major brands sold in the Canadian market and you can see that the monthly brand sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual brand sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).


Canada Automotive Brand Sales by Quarter

Like the monthly view of brand performance, the quarterly view is a broader, less volatile view. You can see automotive brands who are building momentum over several years and those who are declining over the same period. It is a little easier to see in this view and less volatile too because monthly ups and downs are smoothed out.


Automotive Data Disclosures

Important note: Both Ford, GM, and FCA have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Lincoln, Jeep, Chrysler, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Dodge, and Ram until the end of each quarter.