Sales – August 2019

Canadian light vehicle sales were up 0.6 % to 182,040 units in August after consecutive 16 months of decline. Although passenger car sales dramatically dropped 18.3 % to 43,147 units, light truck sales rose 8.4% to 138,893 units, which lead to slightly higher sales compared to August last year.

JAMA Canada members sales declined 1.1% in August to 66,162 units. Toyota Canada outperformed, gaining 9.6% (to 22,394 units) and was the only member in positive territory, followed by Honda Canada (-1.4%, to 18,370 units), Subaru Canada (-6.1%, to 4,730 units), Nissan Canada (-8.3%, to 12,238 units), Mazda Canada (-9.2%, to 6,408 units) and Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (-16.3%, to 2,022 units).

YTD: JAN – AUG

Through the end of August, sales in Canada have decreased by 4.1 % to 1,335,680 units. Passenger car sales dropped 15.7 % to 349,948 units, while light truck sales rose 0.8 % to 985,732 units, which improved its market share to 73.7 % compared to 70.2 % for the same period in 2018.

Japanese automakers’ sales as a group dipped 2.2% to 492,741 units. Passenger car sales slipped 12.6 % to 168,933 units while light truck sales gained 4.2 % to 323,808 units. Sales results are: Toyota Canada (+6.0 %, 164,430 units), Mitsubishi Motor sales of Canada (-1.3%, 17,801 units), Subaru Canada (-1.7%, 37,293 units), Honda Canada (-3.5%, 132,661 units), Nissan Canada (-7.4%, 94,982 units) and Mazda Canada (-13.5%, 45,574 units). Japanese-brand YTD market share stands at 36.9% in 2019, up from 36.2% in the same period in 2018.

August 2019 Sales – JAMA