Canada - Automotive sales volume, 2021



Flash report, Automotive sales volume, 2021

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Flash report, December 2021

Jan 6, 2022

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

Canadian vehicle sales down 12.8% in Q4, up 6.6% for full-year 2021
Canadian vehicle sales of 341,786 units in the fourth quarter of 2021 decreased 12.8% from the 392,162 units sold in the same quarter in 2020.
Overall vehicle sales for 2021 increased 6.6% to 1,638,398 units.
In 2021, Ford Motors sold 243,447 units, an increase of 1.7% from the previous year.
General Motors sales of 217,475 units in 2021 had decreased 0.5% from the last year.
Toyota sold 199,308 units, an increase of 16.8%, and FCA sold 161,482 units, a decrease of 9.7%.
Honda sales of 131,254 units in 2021 increased 4.2% from the last year.
Hyundai sales increased 12.7% to 126,610 units, while Nissan sales increased 12.0% to 92,567 units in 2021.
Kia sold 79,198 units, an increase of 9.3% from the last year.
Mazda sales increased 7.7% to 62,201 units, while Volkswagen sales increased 21.0% to 60,299 units in 2021.
Scotiabank anticipates soft-but-not-negative first quarter auto sales as a result of omicron impacts (mostly through supply chain and production channels), followed by strengthening sales alongside inventory improvements over the remainder of 2022. This would drive 1.75 mn in sales for 2022—still well-below fundamental demand—as capacity constraints in production would limit the pace of recovery.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Dec. 2021 Dec. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Dec.
2021
Jan.-Dec.
2020
Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -% 308,169 308,593 -0.1%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -% 1,330,229 1,228,795 8.3%
Total 102,919 107,716 -4.5% 1,638,398 1,537,388 6.6%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, MarkLines Data Center

・The data includes estimates.


Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Oct.-Dec. Share Oct.-Dec. Share Jan.-Dec. Share Jan.-Dec. Share
Ford 60,722 17.8% 51,075 13.0% 18.9% 243,447 14.9% 239,368 15.6% 1.7%
General Motors 39,355 11.5% 56,966 14.5% -30.9% 217,475 13.3% 218,501 14.2% -0.5%
Toyota 35,817 10.5% 44,935 11.5% -20.3% 199,308 12.2% 170,598 11.1% 16.8%
FCA 39,198 11.5% 46,495 11.9% -15.7% 161,482 9.9% 178,752 11.6% -9.7%
Honda 27,354 8.0% 31,062 7.9% -11.9% 131,254 8.0% 125,962 8.2% 4.2%
Hyundai 28,513 8.3% 29,519 7.5% -3.4% 126,610 7.7% 112,358 7.3% 12.7%
Nissan 17,597 5.1% 20,309 5.2% -13.4% 92,567 5.6% 82,667 5.4% 12.0%
Kia 12,871 3.8% 18,519 4.7% -30.5% 79,198 4.8% 72,452 4.7% 9.3%
Mazda 9,759 2.9% 16,139 4.1% -39.5% 62,201 3.8% 57,773 3.8% 7.7%
Volkswagen 13,319 3.9% 12,284 3.1% 8.4% 60,299 3.7% 49,830 3.2% 21.0%
Subaru 12,046 3.5% 16,412 4.2% -26.6% 56,870 3.5% 52,129 3.4% 9.1%
Mercedes-Benz 8,018 2.3% 9,674 2.5% -17.1% 36,240 2.2% 35,396 2.3% 2.4%
BMW 7,227 2.1% 6,979 1.8% 3.6% 30,651 1.9% 25,493 1.7% 20.2%
Audi 5,125 1.5% 7,165 1.8% -28.5% 28,790 1.8% 25,895 1.7% 11.2%
Lexus 5,445 1.6% 5,707 1.5% -4.6% 25,907 1.6% 20,822 1.4% 24.4%
Mitsubishi 5,505 1.6% 3,594 0.9% 53.2% 23,644 1.4% 16,092 1.0% 46.9%
Acura 3,774 1.1% 3,875 1.0% -2.6% 16,404 1.0% 14,281 0.9% 14.9%
Volvo 2,684 0.8% 3,009 0.8% -10.8% 11,104 0.7% 9,213 0.6% 20.5%
Porsche 2,140 0.6% 2,005 0.5% 6.7% 9,141 0.6% 7,402 0.5% 23.5%
Land Rover 1,552 0.5% 2,432 0.6% -36.2% 8,697 0.5% 8,281 0.5% 5.0%
Infiniti 1,192 0.3% 1,565 0.4% -23.8% 5,838 0.4% 5,783 0.4% 1.0%
Genesis 1,281 0.4% 678 0.2% 88.9% 4,569 0.3% 1,462 0.1% 212.5%
MINI 966 0.3% 1,212 0.3% -20.3% 4,244 0.3% 4,375 0.3% -3.0%
Jaguar 155 0.0% 474 0.1% -67.3% 1,846 0.1% 2,144 0.1% -13.9%
Maserati 171 0.1% 78 0.0% 119.2% 612 0.0% 358 0.0% 70.9%
smart - -% - -% -% - -% 1 0.0% -%
Total 341,786 100.0% 392,162 100.0% -12.8% 1,638,398 100.0% 1,537,388 100.0% 6.6%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultant (DAC), Global Automakers of Canada (GAC), Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)



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Flash report, November 2021

Dec 3, 2021

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Canadian light vehicle sales down 13.9% in November
On December 2, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) announced that light vehicle sales in Canada decreased 13.9% from November 2020 to an estimated 110,448 units.
While disappointing, November’s decline was less than September (-19.6%) and October (-17.7%).
However the SAAR for November fell to 1.45 million, the lowest level seen since the initial COVID-related lockdowns of spring 2020.
Performance was again all over the map as the microchip shortage hit
Negative sales figures affected certain products while sparing others as a result of the global semiconductor shortage.
DAC estimates show some manufacturers with double digit gains, whilst others had double digit losses.


Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type
Nov. 2021 Nov. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 110,448 128,351 -13.9%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants



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Flash report, October 2021

Nov 4, 2021

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Canadian light vehicle sales drop 17.7% in October

On November 3, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants estimated that Canadian light vehicle sales for the month of October fell to 128,419 units, the lowest October total since 2011.
October’s drop of 17.7% compared to the same month in 2020 represents the second largest percentage drop in 2021, behind only September’s 19.6% fall.
As the semiconductor shortage continues to affect production, DAC noted that the majority of OEMs had double digit drops in sales, except those few with improved vehicle availability that saw gains from October 2020.
The SAAR for the October came in at 1.57 million units, broadly in line with September’s performance.
Scotiabank estimates that sales volume will sit at 1.67 mn units and 1.80 mn units in 2021 and 2022, respectively. While shortages will fuel pent-up demand, production capacity likely limits the ability to fully unwind this throughout 2022. We consequently expect to see continued growth in 2023 at 1.93 mn units.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Oct. 2021 Oct. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 128,419 156,095 -17.7%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants


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Flash report, September 2021

Oct 5, 2021

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Canadian auto sales down 19.6% in September, Q3 sales down 12.3%
On October 1, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants announced that Canada’s September 2021 sales fell 19.6% to an estimated 136,584 units, compared to 169,876 units in 2020.
The SAAR for September was weak at only 1.55 million units.
Examining Q3 2021 as compared with the same period in 2020, Canadian light vehicle sales were down 12.3% to 439,166 units, compared to the 500,734 units sold in 2020.
Passenger car sales fell 11.3% to 90,064 units, while light truck sales fell 12.5% to 349,102 units.
General Motors third quarter sales were down 23.1% to 48,657 units, Ford sales were down 25.4% to 62,707 units, and FCA sales were down 34.3% to 35,717 units.
Among Japanese OEMs, Toyota third quarter sales were up 0.2% to 57,403 units, Nissan was down 9.1% to 25,290 units, Honda was down 6.2% to 39,270 units, Subaru was up 0.3% to 17,612 units, Mazda was down 6.2% to 17,867 units, and Mitsubishi was up 34.8% to 5,967 units.
Hyundai third quarter sales were down 8.7% to 35,797 units, and Kia sales were down 0.1% to 25,057 units.
Among German manufacturers, Volkswagen brand sales were up 11.2% to 18,570 units, Audi was down 18.1% to 6,619 units, BMW was up 14.2% to 8,299 units, and Mercedes-Benz sales were down 11.0% to 9,692 units.
Volvo third quarter sales were up 5.1% to 3,277 units, while Jaguar sales were up 7.5% to 485 units and Land Rover sales were down 13.2% to 1,769 units.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Sep. 2021 Sep. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Sep.
2021
Jan.-Sep.
2020
Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -% 250,386 237,277 5.5%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -% 1,046,226 907,949 15.2%
Total 136,584 169,876 -19.6% 1,296,612 1,145,226 13.2%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, MarkLines Data Center

・The data includes estimates.

Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jul.-Sep. Share Jul.-Sep. Share Jan.-Sep. Share Jan.-Sep. Share
Ford 62,707 14.3% 84,061 16.8% -25.4% 182,725 14.1% 188,293 16.4% -3.0%
Toyota 57,403 13.1% 57,287 11.4% 0.2% 163,491 12.6% 125,663 11.0% 30.1%
General Motors 48,657 11.1% 63,260 12.6% -23.1% 178,120 13.7% 161,535 14.1% 10.3%
Honda 39,270 8.9% 41,846 8.4% -6.2% 103,900 8.0% 94,900 8.3% 9.5%
Hyundai 35,797 8.2% 39,199 7.8% -8.7% 98,097 7.6% 82,839 7.2% 18.4%
FCA 35,717 8.1% 54,399 10.9% -34.3% 122,284 9.4% 132,257 11.5% -7.5%
Nissan 25,290 5.8% 27,827 5.6% -9.1% 74,970 5.8% 62,358 5.4% 20.2%
Kia 25,057 5.7% 25,090 5.0% -0.1% 66,327 5.1% 53,933 4.7% 23.0%
Volkswagen 18,570 4.2% 16,698 3.3% 11.2% 46,980 3.6% 37,546 3.3% 25.1%
Mazda 17,867 4.1% 19,053 3.8% -6.2% 52,442 4.0% 41,634 3.6% 26.0%
Subaru 17,612 4.0% 17,565 3.5% 0.3% 44,824 3.5% 35,717 3.1% 25.5%
Mercedes-Benz 9,692 2.2% 10,891 2.2% -11.0% 28,222 2.2% 25,722 2.2% 9.7%
BMW 8,299 1.9% 7,269 1.5% 14.2% 23,424 1.8% 18,514 1.6% 26.5%
Lexus 8,057 1.8% 6,540 1.3% 23.2% 20,462 1.6% 15,115 1.3% 35.4%
Audi 6,619 1.5% 8,083 1.6% -18.1% 23,665 1.8% 18,730 1.6% 26.3%
Mitsubishi 5,967 1.4% 4,425 0.9% 34.8% 18,139 1.4% 12,498 1.1% 45.1%
Acura 4,495 1.0% 4,656 0.9% -3.5% 12,630 1.0% 10,406 0.9% 21.4%
Volvo 3,277 0.7% 3,119 0.6% 5.1% 8,420 0.6% 6,204 0.5% 35.7%
Porsche 2,293 0.5% 3,063 0.6% -25.1% 7,001 0.5% 5,397 0.5% 29.7%
Land Rover 1,769 0.4% 2,038 0.4% -13.2% 7,145 0.6% 5,849 0.5% 22.2%
Genesis 1,551 0.4% 330 0.1% 370.0% 3,288 0.3% 784 0.1% 319.4%
Infiniti 1,455 0.3% 1,963 0.4% -25.9% 4,646 0.4% 4,218 0.4% 10.1%
MINI 1,091 0.2% 1,501 0.3% -27.3% 3,278 0.3% 3,163 0.3% 3.6%
Jaguar 485 0.1% 451 0.1% 7.5% 1,691 0.1% 1,670 0.1% 1.3%
Maserati 169 0.0% 120 0.0% 40.8% 441 0.0% 280 0.0% 57.5%
smart - -% - -% -% - -% 1 0.0% -%
Total 439,166 100.0% 500,734 100.0% -12.3% 1,296,612 100.0% 1,145,226 100.0% 13.2%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultant (DAC), Global Automakers of Canada (GAC), Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)



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Flash report, August 2021

Sep 6, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

Canadian auto sales fall 11.4% in August
On September 2, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) reported 146,925 auto sales in Canada for the month of August, an 11.4% drop from August 2020, and a disconcerting 19.3% from August 2019.
The SAAR for August was slightly less than 1.62 million units, the second lowest month so far in 2021.
Results were mixed as some OEMs actually increased sales from August 2020, though most, hit hard by supply chain shortages, saw dramatic declines.
DAC cautions that sales for the remainder of 2021 remain questionable as the global semiconductor shortage controls production and availability of models.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Aug. 2021 Aug. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 146,925 165,837 -11.4%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants


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Flash report, July 2021

Aug 6, 2021

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Canadian automotive sales fall 5.7% in July
On August 5, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported that Canadian automotive sales in July, estimated at 155,657 units, fell 5.7% from 2020 levels.
The SAAR for the month of July reached 1.71 million, continuing the improvement seen in June but still well below March’s 1.92 million unit figure.
While many OEM dealerships had been feeling the effect of reduced inventory levels brought on the global semiconductor crisis, “It was not all doom and gloom with some manufacturers increasing sales from 2020,”according to Andrew King, Managing Partner of DAC. “These disparities in performance are the real story for the month, and will likely persist for the remainder of the year as the impact of the semiconductor shortages continue to vary greatly by model and by manufacturer.”

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Jul. 2021 Jul. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 155,657 165,020 -5.7%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants


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Flash report, June 2021

Jul 5, 2021

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Canadian auto sales increase 3.9% in June
Canadian light vehicle sales were up 3.9% in June to an estimated total of 162,501 units, as reported by DesRosier Consultants.
Sales of 857,447 units in the first half of 2021 increased 33.0% from the 644,492 units sold in the same quarter in 2020.
In the first half of 2021, General Motors sold 66,911 units, an increase of 33.6% from the same period in 2020.
Ford Motors sales of 65,820 units had increased 30.3% from the last year.
Toyota sold 64,260 units, an increase of 92.3%, and FCA sold 40,490 units, an increase of 20.1%.
Honda sales of 37,977 units the first half of 2021 increased 43.2% from the same period last year.
Hyundai sales increased 62.9% to 37,474 units, while Nissan sales increased 60.1% to 26,098 units.
Kia sold 25,510 units, an increase of 57.0% from the same period last year.
Mazda sales increased 72.2% to 19,533 units, while Volkswagen sales increased 70.6% to 16,695 units.
The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales climbed modestly to 1.65 million after two months of decline, said managing partner Andrew King at DesRosiers. He says semiconductor shortages can be seen in the numbers from GM, Ford, and Stellantis whose sales all underperformed the market.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type
Jun. 2021 Jun. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Jun.
2021
Jan.-Jun.
2020
Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -% 160,322 135,729 18.1%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -% 697,125 508,763 37.0%
Total 162,501 156,327 3.9% 857,447 644,492 33.0%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, MarkLines Data Center

・The data includes estimates.

Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Apr.-Jun. Share Apr.-Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share Jan.-Jun. Share
General Motors 66,911 14.0% 50,074 15.9% 33.6% 129,463 15.1% 98,275 15.2% 31.7%
Ford 65,820 13.7% 50,503 16.0% 30.3% 120,018 14.0% 104,232 16.2% 15.1%
Toyota 64,260 13.4% 33,413 10.6% 92.3% 106,088 12.4% 68,376 10.6% 55.2%
FCA 40,490 8.5% 33,718 10.7% 20.1% 86,567 10.1% 77,858 12.1% 11.2%
Honda 37,977 7.9% 26,513 8.4% 43.2% 64,630 7.5% 53,054 8.2% 21.8%
Hyundai 37,474 7.8% 23,010 7.3% 62.9% 62,300 7.3% 43,640 6.8% 42.8%
Nissan 26,098 5.5% 16,303 5.2% 60.1% 49,680 5.8% 34,531 5.4% 43.9%
Kia 25,510 5.3% 16,249 5.2% 57.0% 41,270 4.8% 28,843 4.5% 43.1%
Mazda 19,533 4.1% 11,344 3.6% 72.2% 34,575 4.0% 22,581 3.5% 53.1%
Volkswagen 16,695 3.5% 9,784 3.1% 70.6% 28,410 3.3% 20,848 3.2% 36.3%
Subaru 15,952 3.3% 8,557 2.7% 86.4% 27,212 3.2% 18,152 2.8% 49.9%
Audi 10,626 2.2% 5,683 1.8% 87.0% 17,046 2.0% 10,647 1.7% 60.1%
Mercedes-Benz 9,398 2.0% 6,868 2.2% 36.8% 18,530 2.2% 14,831 2.3% 24.9%
BMW 9,122 1.9% 5,961 1.9% 53.0% 15,125 1.8% 11,245 1.7% 34.5%
Lexus 7,585 1.6% 4,115 1.3% 84.3% 12,405 1.4% 8,575 1.3% 44.7%
Mitsubishi 7,289 1.5% 2,827 0.9% 157.8% 12,172 1.4% 8,073 1.3% 50.8%
Acura 4,523 0.9% 3,271 1.0% 38.3% 8,135 0.9% 5,750 0.9% 41.5%
Porsche 3,055 0.6% 1,435 0.5% 112.9% 4,708 0.5% 2,334 0.4% 101.7%
Volvo 3,044 0.6% 1,689 0.5% 80.2% 5,143 0.6% 3,085 0.5% 66.7%
Land Rover 2,404 0.5% 1,552 0.5% 54.9% 5,376 0.6% 3,811 0.6% 41.1%
Infiniti 1,691 0.4% 820 0.3% 106.2% 3,191 0.4% 2,255 0.3% 41.5%
MINI 1,324 0.3% 940 0.3% 40.9% 2,187 0.3% 1,662 0.3% 31.6%
Genesis 1,109 0.2% 223 0.1% 397.3% 1,737 0.2% 454 0.1% 282.6%
Jaguar 688 0.1% 431 0.1% 59.6% 1,206 0.1% 1,219 0.2% -1.1%
Maserati 139 0.0% 100 0.0% 39.0% 273 0.0% 160 0.0% 70.6%
smart - -% 1 0.0% -% - -% 1 0.0% -%
Total 478,717 100.0% 315,384 100.0% 51.8% 857,447 100.0% 644,492 100.0% 33.0%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultant (DAC), Global Automakers of Canada (GAC), Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA)



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Flash report, May 2021

Jun 3, 2021

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Canadian auto sales increase 35.8% in May
On June 2, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) announced that Canadian auto sales in May reached an estimated total of 153,761 units, representing a 35.8% increase over the units sold in the same month in 2020, which then was 23.9% below May 2019 levels.
May 2021 sales were down 5.4% from the 162,455 estimated sales in April 2021 as the market was affected not only by lingering pandemic restrictions, but also the availability of preferred models due to related semiconductor shortages.
DesRosiers says “a definite disappointment after the strong performances that started 2021”, and the monthly seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) for the month of May also fell, to 1.48 million units, the lowest level seen since May 2020.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

May 2021 May 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 153,761 113,224 35.8%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants

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Flash report, April 2021

May 5, 2021

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Canada’s April auto sales increase 254.4% above last year’s COVID-19 affected market
On May 4, DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC) announced that Canadian auto sales in April reached an estimated total of 162,455 units for the month, representing a 254.4% increase over the 45,833 units sold in the same month in 2020, which was severely affected by COVID-19 shutdowns across the country.
“Perhaps more important than the top line percentage change however, was the fact that the SAAR for the month slipped to 1.66 million” commented Andrew King, Managing Partner at DAC. “Given that the SAAR was running at around 1.8 to 1.9 million in the past few months this is a definite (but not unexpected) step back”.
The outlook for May will warrant attention considering Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination drive finally ramping up, but microchip shortages persisting.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Apr. 2021 Apr. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 162,455 45,833 254.4%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants

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Flash report, March 2021

Apr 2, 2021

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Canadian vehicle sales up 86.2% in March, up 15.1% in Q1 2021
Canadian light vehicle sales were up 86.2% in March to an estimated total of 175,186 units, as reported by DesRosier Consultants
Sales of 378,730 units in the first quarter of 2021 increased 15.1% from the 329,108 units sold in the same quarter in 2020.
In Q1 2021, General Motors sold 62,552 units, an increase of 29.8% from the same quarter in 2020.
Ford Motors sales of 54,198 units in Q1 had increased 0.9% from the last year.
FCA sold 46,077 units, an increase of 4.4%, and Toyota sold 41,828 units, an increase of 19.6%.
Honda sales of 26,653 units in Q1 increased 0.4% from the same quarter last year.
Hyundai sales increased 20.3% to 24,826 units, while Nissan sales increased 29.4% to 23,582 units.
Kia sold 15,760 units, an increase of 25.1% from the same quarter last year.
Mazda sales increased 33.9% to 15,042 units, while Volkswagen sales increased 5.9% to 11,715 units.


Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type
Mar. 2021 Mar. 2020 Y-o-Y Jan.-Mar.
2021
Jan.-Mar.
2020
Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -% 62,287 68,360 -8.9%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -% 316,443 260,748 21.4%
Total 175,186 94,061 86.2% 378,730 329,108 15.1%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants

・The data includes estimates.


Sales of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
Maker/Brand 2021 2020 Y-o-Y
Jan.-Mar. Share Jan.-Mar. Share
General Motors 62,552 16.5% 48,201 14.6% 29.8%
Ford 54,198 14.3% 53,729 16.3% 0.9%
FCA 46,077 12.2% 44,140 13.4% 4.4%
Toyota 41,828 11.0% 34,963 10.6% 19.6%
Honda 26,653 7.0% 26,541 8.1% 0.4%
Hyundai 24,826 6.6% 20,630 6.3% 20.3%
Nissan 23,582 6.2% 18,228 5.5% 29.4%
Kia 15,760 4.2% 12,594 3.8% 25.1%
Mazda 15,042 4.0% 11,237 3.4% 33.9%
Volkswagen 11,715 3.1% 11,064 3.4% 5.9%
Subaru 11,260 3.0% 9,595 2.9% 17.4%
Mercedes-Benz * 9,132 2.4% 7,963 2.4% 14.7%
Audi 6,420 1.7% 4,964 1.5% 29.3%
BMW 6,003 1.6% 5,284 1.6% 13.6%
Mitsubishi 4,883 1.3% 5,246 1.6% -6.9%
Lexus 4,820 1.3% 4,460 1.4% 8.1%
Acura 3,612 1.0% 2,479 0.8% 45.7%
Land Rover 2,972 0.8% 2,259 0.7% 31.6%
Volvo 2,099 0.6% 1,396 0.4% 50.4%
Porsche 1,653 0.4% 899 0.3% 83.9%
Infiniti 1,500 0.4% 1,435 0.4% 4.5%
MINI 863 0.2% 722 0.2% 19.5%
Genesis 628 0.2% 231 0.1% 171.9%
Jaguar 518 0.1% 788 0.2% -34.3%
Maserati 134 0.0% 60 0.0% 123.3%
Total 378,730 100.0% 329,108 100.0% 15.1%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants
* Estimates

・The data shows cumulative sales figures from January to March 2021.


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Flash report, February 2021

Mar 4, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.

Canadian vehicle sales drop 9.9% in February
Canadian vehicle sales in February 2021 were down 9.9%, compared to the same month in 2020, with sales estimated sales of 112,654 units compared to the 125,059 units sold in the same month in 2020, according to DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.
The monthly SAAR in February 2021 of 1.84 million units showed itself to be relatively strong, especially considering much of the country was still in various degrees of lockdown and available vehicles were affected by microchip supply chain disruptions at the factories.
The trend of consumers away from passenger cars towards the light truck market continued in February with light trucks capturing an estimated 83.5% of the market compared to 78.9% in February 2020.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type

Feb. 2021 Feb. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 112,654 125,059 -9.9%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants


・The data includes estimates.



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Flash report, January 2021

Feb 4, 2021

*There are cases where recently released data and detailed information in the database do not match up for reasons including different information sources, and discrepancies between preliminary reports and confirmed data.


Canadian auto sales down 17.4% in January
Canadian vehicle sales in January 2021 saw a significant sales decline compared January 2020, with sales estimated by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants to be down 17.4% to 90,890 units.
Sales in the previous January 2020 of 109,988 units was the fourth best January on record.
The monthly SAAR in January 2021 of 1.66 million units was 340,000 units below that seen in January 2020.
The light truck share for January 2021 was estimated to be 84.6%, surpassing the 80% threshold as SUVs and pick-ups continue to make relative market gains.

Canada - Sales of new vehicles by type
Jan. 2021 Jan. 2020 Y-o-Y
Passenger cars N/A N/A -%
Light Trucks (Pickup Truck, SUV) N/A N/A -%
Total 90,890 109,988 -17.4%
Source: DesRosiers Automotive Consultants

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