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Miscellaneous

June 2018 - Sales

July 10, 2018

June 2018 Sales


Although automakers sold 200,156 new light duty vehicles in June, sales declined by 1.6 % for the 4th month in a row. Light truck sales increased 1.4 % to 139,003 units, while passenger car fell 8.0 % to 61,153 units.

JAMA Canada members’ sales as a group in June gained 1.2 % to 73,724 units. Passenger car sales fell 7.7% to 28,092 units, while light truck sales grew 7.5% to 45,632 units. Results of members’ sales varied: Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada led with robust growth of 18.1%, followed by Mazda Canada (+7.8%), Subaru Canada (+5.1%), Nissan Canada (+2.0%), Toyota Canada (- 0.6%), Honda Canada (-2.6%).

YTD – 1st half 2018

Light vehicle sales in Canada surpassed 1 million units in the first half of the year 2018, for the second year in a row; however, YTD sales declined 0.2% to 1,036,677 units.  Passenger car sales fell 9.2% to 308,492 units, while light truck sales improved, up 4.1 % to 728,185 units. Light trucks captured 70.2% market share for the YTD, rising 2.9 points up from 67.3 % in the 1st half of 2018.

All Japanese brand automakers gained in YTD results, up 2.7% to 372,820 units overall. Passenger car sales fell 7.3% to 142,231 units, while light truck sales climbed 10.1 % to 230,589 units. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada was the growth leader (+ 17.7%), followed by Mazda Canada (+ 5.9%), Subaru Canada (+ 5.5%), Nissan Canada (+2.2%), Toyota Canada (+ 1.6%), and Honda Canada (+0.9%). JAMA Canada members’ market share improved to 36.0 % from 34.9 % in June 2017.


Miscellaneous

May 2018 - Sales

June 11, 2018

Sales for May 2018 

Light vehicle sales in Canada dropped 0.7% to 215,407 units, the third month in a row of YOY softer sales. Passenger car sales fell 9.4% to 68,070 units, while light truck sales increased 4.0% to 147,337 units. The market share for light trucks rose to 70.4% in May, while the passenger car share fell below 30% in May.

All JAMA Canada member companies had positive results, rose 3.0 % to 75,965 units as a group. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada deliveries jumped 20.1% in May, followed by Mazda Canada (+6.9%), Honda Canada (+3.4%), Subaru Canada (+2.1%), Nissan Canada (+1.7%) and Toyota Canada (+0.9%).


Jan – May YTD

Canadian light vehicle sales at the end of May remained relatively flat, up 0.1% to 836,522 units. Passenger car sales fell 9.5% to 247,339 units, while light truck sales were up 4.8% to 589,183 units.

Japanese automakers YTD sales rose 3.1% to 299,096 units through the end of May. Sales of passenger cars were down 7.3% to 114,139 units, while light truck sales increased 10.7% to 184,957 units.

Light vehicle sales YTD results:
-    Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+17.7%) to 10,836 units
-    Subaru Canada (+5.5%) to 22,528 units
-    Mazda Canada (+5.4%) to 31,103 units
-    Nissan Canada (+2.2%) to 60,219 units
-    Toyota Canada (+2.1%) to 92,771 units
-    Honda Canada (+1.7%) to 81,639 units.

Japanese brand market share improved 1.1 points to 35.8% in the YTD.

JAMA Japan News

Statement by JAMA Tokyo Chairman Akio Toyoda on US 232 Investigation on Imports of Automobiles & Auto Parts

June 08, 2018

Akio Toyoda, Chairman, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. June 8, 2018

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) is gravely concerned that the investigation launched by the United States Department of Commerce on May 23,2018, to determine the effects on national security of imports of automobiles,including cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks, and of automotive parts, will create uncertainty among automobile users in the U.S. and people involved in the motor vehicle industry.

Automobiles are sold to consumers on the basis of their own choices, and it is consumers themselves who would be penalized, through increased vehicle prices and reduced model options,in the event that trade-restrictive measures were to be implemented as a result of this initiative. Moreover, the business plans of automobile and auto parts manufacturers as well as imported vehicle dealers could be seriously disrupted,with potentially adverse impacts on the U.S. economy and jobs.

JAMA member companies today operate 24 manufacturing plants and 44 R&D/design centers in 19 U.S. states and in 2017, nearly 3.8 million vehicles were produced by American workers at those facilities. Of that total, over 420,000 units were exported to countries around the world, further underscoring our contributions to employment and economic growth in the United States. Through productivity enhancement and workforce development, Japanese-brand automakers are also contributing to the U.S. auto industry’s improved competitiveness and sustainable development.

About 12 million automobiles,including Japanese-brand vehicles, are produced annually in the United States.We do not believe that imported vehicles represent a threat to U.S. national security, but rather that they increase the options for users’ diversified needs with respect to vehicle supply.

JAMA deems that free and fair trade and a competitive climate in line with global rules benefit consumers in the United States and strengthen the sustainable growth of the U.S. auto industry and its economy. We will continue to monitor this situation closely and to uphold the vital importance of free trade worldwide.

Miscellaneous

April 2018 - Sales

May 09, 2018

April 2018 Sales

Canadian new vehicle demand softened in April as sales dipped 2.7 % to 191,856 units, the second consecutive monthly decline. Passenger car sales continued to drop, down 12.4% to 58,083 units, while light truck sales gained 2.2% to 133,773 units.

Sales rose 1.1% to 67,160 units in April for JAMA Canada members as a group. Passenger car sales fell 9.8% to 25,780 units, while light truck sales grew 9.3 % to 41,380 units. Results were mixed among members: Mazda Canada and Nissan Canada both showed gains of 7.4% in April, followed by Subaru Canada (+3.4%), Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+2.2%), Toyota Canada (-0.3%), and Honda Canada (-4.3%).

JAN – APR YTD

Through the first four months of 2018, light vehicle sales in Canada were up 0.5% to 621,114 units at the end of April. Passenger car sales continued to drop, down 9.6% to 179,269 units, while light truck sales increased 5.1% to 441,845 units.

As a group, Japanese automakers’ sales grew 3.1% to 223,131 units, boosting market share to 35.9% from 35.0% last year. Passenger car sales slipped 9.0% to 82,586 units, while light truck sales jumped 11.8% to 140,545 units. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada outperformed (+16.9%) and was the growth leader in April, followed by Subaru Canada (+6.7%), Mazda Canada (+4.9%), Toyota Canada (+2.5%), Nissan Canada (+2.3%), and Honda Canada (+1.1%).

Miscellaneous

March 2018 - Sales

April 04, 2018

March 2018 Sales

March sales were relatively flat, down 0.6% to 186,447 units after strong record sales in January and February. Passenger car sales fell 12.4% to 53,932 units, while light truck sales rose 5.2% to 132,515 units.

As a group, JAMA Canada members’ sales were up 0.6 % to 68,284 units. Passenger car sales dropped 15.3% to 25,626 units, while light truck sales jumped 13.3% to 42,658 units. The growth leader of the month was Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+39.0 %), followed by Toyota Canada (+8.4 %), Subaru Canada (+3.8 %), Mazda Canada (+1.5 %), Nissan Canada (-3.9 %), and Honda Canada (-8.5 %).

YTD: Jan – Mar

First quarter results of 2018 were up despite softer sales in March, as overall sales of light vehicles were 1.8 % up to 429,258 units. Passenger car sales continued to decline 8.2 % to 121,186 units, while light truck sales increased 6.4 % to 308,072 units.

All Japanese automakers improved YOY, up 4.0 % to 155,971 units as a group, which increased market share to 36.3% for the 1Q. Passenger car sales fell 8.6% to 56,806 units, while light truck sales grew 12.9 % to 99,165 units. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+25.2%) was the leader of the 1Q, followed by Subaru Canada (+8.5%), Toyota Canada (+3.9%), Mazda Canada (+3.8%), Honda Canada (+3.6%), and Nissan Canada (+0.6%).



JAMA Canada News

JAMA Canada welcomes signing of the CPTPP in Chile

March 08, 2018

Once ratified, the Comprehensive and Progressive TPP (CPTPP) promises to expand trade and business opportunities for Canadian exporters while boosting competition domestically

TORONTO -- The members and directors of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada (JAMA Canada) are commending the Minister of International Trade, the Hon François-Philippe Champagne, and the Government of Canada for being a signatory to the historic Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) multilateral trade initiative signed in Santiago, Chile today.  

“For JAMA Canada and our members, CPTPP is simply a matter of fairness which will allow our members to compete on an equal footing with all other importers in the Canadian market,” said David Worts, Executive Director of JAMA Canada. “We are looking forward to the early ratification and implementation of the agreement.”

Canada’s Japanese-brand auto manufacturers built more than 1 million light duty vehicles for the second year in a row, according to figures released last month by JAMA Canada. The total output of 1,009,203 units represents an estimated 46 per cent of total Canadian light vehicle production for 2017.

“The approved CPTPP sends a strong and positive signal to our members, dealers and customers as well as Japanese investors that Canada is not only creating a competitive market in Canada, but also pursuing diversified trade and business opportunities with other countries around the world,” said Worts.  “For the Canadian auto industry, CPTPP will provide guaranteed, preferential market access to Japan and other CPTPP members, an improvement over the original TPP.”

According to JAMA Canada, open competition will bring greater choice along with innovations in vehicle safety, lower emissions, higher fuel efficiency, alternative power trains (like electric, fuel cell, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles) and eventually the promise of enhanced mobility and reduced congestion through connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

About JAMA Canada

JAMA Canada is a non-profit trade association representing subsidiaries of Japanese automakers in Canada, and was established in 1984 to promote greater understanding in trade and economic matters between Canada and Japan.

Miscellaneous

February 2018 - Sales

March 06, 2018

Sales for February 2018

Light vehicle sales in Canada remained positive in February up 2.0 % to 125,530 units. Passenger car sales dropped 6.0% to 35,879 units, while light trucks sales rose 5.6 % to 89,651 units.

JAMA Canada members had mix results in February. As a group, sales increased 2.4% to 44,383 units.  Passenger car sales declined 8.3% to 15,972 units, while light truck sales gained 9.6% to 28,411 units. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada jumped 27.2% and was the growth leader of the month, followed by Subaru Canada (+9.7%), Nissan Canada (+3.2%), Mazda Canada (+1.7%), Honda Canada (+1.5%), and Toyota Canada (-1.3%).

JAN – FEB YTD:

Overall, Canadian light vehicle sales were up 3.8% to 242,811 units. Demand for light trucks continues to surpass passenger cars as truck sales have grown 7.3% to 175,557 units, representing 72.3% share of the light vehicle market, while passenger car sales fell 4.4% to 67,254 units from February 2017.

Combined Japanese-brand sales rose 6.9 % to 87,687 units, improving market share by 1.0 point to 36.1% compared to the same period last year. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+14.9%) was the growth leader for the YTD, followed by Honda Canada (+14.2%), Subaru Canada (+12.2%), Mazda Canada (+5.7%), Nissan Canada (+4.6%), and Toyota Canada (+0.5%).


Miscellaneous

January 2018 - Sales

February 06, 2018


January 2018 Sales

Canadian new light vehicle sales increased 5.7% to 117,281 units in the first month of 2018. The robust demand for light trucks soared 9.1% to 85,906 units, representing 73.2 % of market share while passenger car sales fell 2.6% to 31,375 units.


All JAMA Canada members showed positive results in January. Passenger car sales increased 5.1% to 15,208 units and light truck sales jumped 16.0% to 28,096 units, altogether 43,304 deliveries up 11.9 % compared to the previous year. Market share also rose 2.0 points to 36.9%.  Three members outperformed with double-digit gains: Honda Canada (+28.8%) was the growth leader in January, followed by Subaru Canada (+14.8%), Mazda Canada (+10.2%), Nissan Canada (+6.3%), Toyota Canada (+2.5%), and Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+1.7%).


Trade Policy

JAMA Canada Statement on the CPTPP

January 31, 2018

For JAMA Canada and our members, CPTPP is simply a matter of fairness – equitable tariff treatment for all automakers in Canada. For the Canadian auto industry, CPTPP will provide guaranteed, preferential market access to Japan and the other CPTPP members, an improvement over the original TPP.

Canada has now completed trade agreements with South Korea (CKFTA) and Europe (CETA). Vehicle imports from Korea are now duty-free, and EU imports will follow now that CETA is provisionally in force. If the CPTPP proceeds without Canada, the 6.1% vehicle tariff will soon be applied only to imports from Japan, leaving our members and their dealers at a distinct disadvantage in the Canadian market. This will send a strong message to Japan, as well as our members, that Canada is prepared to treat some automakers more favourably than others – a serious issue of equity and balance in Canada’s automotive trade policy that will have implications across all our operations.

As most Japanese-brand sales are now built in NAFTA, only 25% of sales in Canada are imports from Japan. But these represent about half of the more than 100models sold to consumers, including next generation advanced technology vehicles, that are critical to be able to competitively and sustainably meet the varied transportation needs of Canadians. The solution is clear, but the timing is critical.

Ratifying the CPTPP will not only further diversify and enhance trade opportunities, but will also provide an important first-mover advantage for Canadian exporters, and send a positive message to investors by restoring a level playing field on vehicle tariffs for the benefit of Canadian consumers. Open competition will bring greater choice, along with innovations in vehicle safety, lower emissions, higher fuel efficiency, alternative power trains (like electric, fuel cell,hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles) as well as the promise of enhanced mobility and reduced congestion through connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Contributing Facts:

  • For the second year in a row, over a million Japanese brand vehicles were built in Canada in 2017. Over 1,009,200 passenger vehicles were manufactured in Ontario, representing an estimated 46% of total light vehicle output in Canada. In 2017, two of the top three Canadian producers were Japanese-brand automakers (1st& 3rd).
  • In 2017, JAMA Canada members as a group sold 719,806 light duty vehicles – overall, record sales for the fourth year in a row. Market share rose to 35.3% in 2017.
  • For every Japanese-brand vehicle sold in Canada, our members built 1.4 vehicles in Canada in 2017.
  • In 2017, Canada exported over 4 times as many vehicles as were imported from Japan.
  • Since 1993, Canada has exported 4.7 million more Japanese brand vehicles than were imported from Japan, US, Mexico and other countries combined.

  • There are 1,238 Japanese brand dealerships in cities and towns across Canada employing about 44,500 Canadians in sales, service & repair.

  • While direct and indirect employment in the Japanese auto industry in Canada stands at about 80,000 in 2017, a recent study found that the Japanese-brand auto industry supports over 200,000 jobs across Canada due to the impact of direct, intermediate and spin-off employment.


Monthly Statistics

December 2017 - Sales

January 09, 2018

December 2017 Sales

Although annual sales of light vehicle reached 2 million units overall, sales in December declined 1.1% compared to 2016 to 124,247 units. Passenger car sales were down 12.5% to 32,687 units, but light truck sales were up 3.8 % to 91,560 units in December.

Total sales of JAMA Canada members slipped 7.5% to 41,552 deliveries in December. Both passenger car and light truck sales dropped, down 19.7% to 13,069 units, and down 0.8% to 28,483 units respectively. As a result, individual members’ sales were mixed: Nissan Canada (+9.3%) was the leader of the month, followed by Subaru Canada (+4.6%), while Mazda Canada (-0.8%), Toyota Canada (-7.8%), Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (-22.7%), and Honda Canada (-22.8%) were all down year over year.

YTD: JAN – DEC

For the first time in Canada, new vehicle sales broke through the two million mark, rising 4.8% to 2,038,798 units. Although sales of passenger cars remained soft in 2017, down 3.4 % to 639,823 units, robust demand for light trucks drove sales up 8.7 % to 1,398,975 units. As a result, market share for light trucks in Canada rose to 68.6% in 2017.

Overall 2017 was another record sales year for Japanese automakers in Canada as sales rose 5.8 % to 719,807 units. As combined Japanese brand sales outperformed the market, Japanese brand share rose to 35.3% for 2017. Nissan Canada (+9.3% to 146,677) was the growth leader of the year, followed by Subaru Canada (+8.7% to 54,570), Mazda Canada (+7.0% to 74,056), Honda Canada (+5.7% to 197,251), Toyota Canada (+3.1% to 224,547), and Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+1.9% to 22,706).

JAMA Canada members with new sales records in 2017: Honda Canada, Mitsubishi Motor Sales Canada, Nissan Canada, Subaru Canada and Toyota Canada.

 

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