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Overall Canada Auto Industry Sales Figures

Canada Auto Industry Sales Figures – Total New Vehicle Sales Since 2000

Check out the Monthly & Annual Unit Growth of the Canadian Automotive Market

Sales of New Cars In Canada – Data, Trends, Charts & Analysis

Here you will find Canadian sales figures for the overall auto industry. This top level report is not broken out by manufacturer, brand or model. This report is designed to show you the size of the total Canadian automotive market in both unit terms and dollar terms. It includes both trucks and passenger vehicles. The raw data can be found at Statistics Canada.

Canada Automotive Sales Data & Recent Highlights

The Canadian market has had huge growth in total vehicle sales over the last 60 years. On average between 1946 and 2018 the automotive market has grown 4.9% per year. The worst year was 1982 where sales declined 23% and the most growth came in 1946 at 92%. In 1946 Canadians bought 120,000 new vehicles whereas in 2017 they bought just under 2.1 million cars. As expected the late 1940s and 1950s saw a big increase in the growth rate of new car purchases as Canadians became more mobile and the economy grew post WWII.

The early 1970s and 1980s saw big growth increases with almost 20% unit growth early in both decades. After that growth hovered between 1 and 5% for the next few decades up until recently. As expected there was a big dip during the financial crisis in 2007 and 2008 but then things picked up again into 2009 and 2010 and haven’t looked back. There was some softness in 2018 with a 2% decline in new unit sales.

More recently, the Canadian car sales market has been recovering in recent years. The market has been growing at an average annual growth rate of 8.3%. There are a number of factors that have contributed to the recovery of the Canadian car sales market. The Canadian economy has been recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, which is leading to an increase in disposable income and consumer spending. The government has introduced a number of new incentives for car buyers, such as a reduction in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Despite the recovery, the Canadian car sales market is expected to face some challenges in the coming years. including inflation which is rising in Canada, which could make cars more expensive. The shortage of semiconductors is affecting the production of new cars, making it difficult to find cars for sale in Canada. The price of used cars has increased in recent years, making them more affordable than new cars.

Overall, the Canadian car sales market is expected to remain positive in the coming years. However, there are some challenges that the market will need to address in order to maintain its growth.

Here are some of the trends in the Canadian car sales market:

  • The increasing popularity of SUVs: SUVs are becoming increasingly popular in Canada, as they are seen as more practical and comfortable than sedans. In 2022, SUVs accounted for 59.3% of new car registrations in Canada. This is up from 54.5% in 2021.
  • The growing popularity of electric vehicles: Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in Canada, as the government offers incentives to encourage people to buy them. In 2022, electric vehicles accounted for 10.0% of new car registrations in Canada. This is up from 7.3% in 2021.
  • The growing popularity of online car buying: More and more people are buying cars online in Canada. In 2022, 15.0% of new car purchases were made online. This is up from 12.0% in 2021. The convenience and flexibility of online car buying are driving its popularity.

Interesting Canada New Car Sales Stats

  • Best Sales Year Volume: 2,039,025 units sold
  • Worst Sales Year Volume: 1,460,508 units sold
  • Average Sales Per Year: 1,689,543.6 units sold
  • Total Sales Units (since 2000): 38,859,503 units sold

Top 10 Most Popular Automotive Brands In Canada

Here are the top 10 most popular automotive brands in Canada. Ford is the top-selling automotive brand in Canada, followed by Toyota and Honda. Chevrolet, Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen, Kia, GMC, and Mazda are also among the top 10 most popular automotive brands in Canada. These brands are popular in Canada for a variety of reasons, including their reliability, fuel efficiency, and affordability. They also offer a wide range of models to choose from, which caters to the needs of different consumers.

  1. Ford
  2. Toyota
  3. Honda
  4. Chevrolet
  5. Hyundai
  6. Nissan
  7. Volkswagen
  8. Kia
  9. GMC
  10. Mazda

Canada New Motor Vehicle Sales

Below is the unit volume sales and unit growth rate of the vehicle industry in the United States.

Year Sales Growth
2000 1,545,378
2001 1,570,633 1.63
2002 1,703,511 8.46
2003 1,593,469 -6.46
2004 1,534,500 -3.70
2005 1,583,599 3.20
2006 1,614,701 1.96
2007 1,653,394 2.40
2008 1,635,986 -1.05
2009 1,460,508 -10.73
2010 1,557,121 6.62
2011 1,585,525 1.82
2012 1,675,676 5.69
2013 1,743,112 4.02
2014 1,849,764 6.12
2015 1,901,743 2.81
2016 1,960,806 3.11
2017 2,039,025 3.99
2018 1,996,396 -2.09
2019 1,920,691 -3.79
2020 1,537,388 -19.96
2021 1,638,340 -1.42
2022 1,558,237 -4.89

Canada New Motor Vehicle Chart

Data Source: Statistics Canada.  Table  20-10-0001-01   New motor vehicle sales