May 2019 – Sales

Canadian light vehicle sales in May fell 5.9% from a year earlier to 202,800 units, which made this month the 15th consecutive month of declining sales. Passenger car sales underperformed, down 17.4% to 56,975 units, while light truck sales softened 0.4% to 145,825 units.

Japanese automakers sales as a group were down slightly 0.2% to 75,790 units. Passenger car sales dropped 11.0% to 28,074 units, while light truck sales rose 7.4% to 47,716 units. Among members, results were mixed: Toyota Canada (+9.1%, 26,300 units) was the growth and volume leader of the month, followed by Subaru Canada (+6.6%, 5,875 units), Nissan Canada (+1.4%, 14,377 units), Honda Canada (-4.7%, 20,687 units), Mazda Canada (-17.7%, 6,380 units) and Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (-19.9%, 2,171 units).

YTD: Jan – May

Through the end of May, cumulative light vehicle sales in Canada were down 4.4% to 799,423 units. Light truck sales remained near par (-0.1%, 587,762 units), although passenger car sales declined 14.7% to 211,661 units.

JAMA Canada members’ combined YTD sales dipped 1.5% to 294,724 units. Passenger car sales decreased 10.4% to 102,314 units, while light truck sales gained 4.0% to 192,410 units. Market share improved to 36.9% from 35.8% in 2018. Members’ sales results: Toyota Canada (+5.2%, 97,599 units) was the leader of the sales, followed by Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (+5.1%, 11,389 units), Subaru Canada (-2.0%, 22,087 units), Honda Canada (-2.4%, 79,611 units), Nissan Canada (-4.6%, 57,478 units) and Mazda Canada (-14.8%, 26,510 units).

May 2019 Sales – JAMA