Small car sales in Canada didn’t have too good of a time in 2019. The segment struggled both in the last month of the year and in 2019 as a whole.
When you look at just the month of December, you’ll notice that the segment was down about 3,500 units. If you look at the total sales numbers for the entire year, the segment is down by about 50,000 units.
The leader for the segment was the Honda Civic. The Civic was down for both the month of December and the year as a whole. The Toyota Corolla was next in line, and the Hyundai Elantra was in third place.
The segment was down this year, and we expect to see more of the same in 2020.
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 Small Cars Last Month
This data table looks at last month’s total small car sales volumes in Canada by model. We compare Canadian market small car model 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 small car models sales success in the Canadian market.
This data table looks at quarterly sales performance for the small car segment in Canada. It includes all major small car models sold in the Canadian market. We compare last quarter’s small car Canadian sales at the model level with the same small car model sales quarter last year. We also include a growth rate too so you can see which small car models are growing and which ones are declining. The quarterly view of small car sales at the model level often gives you a better picture of what is happening than monthly because it takes out some of the month to month noise.
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Canada Small Car Sales by Month (All Models)
This sales data table looks at monthly sales performance for the small car segment in Canada on a month to month basis for the entire year so far. It includes all major small car models sold in the Canadian market and you can see that the monthly small car sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual small car model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).