Category Archives: Current Industry Commentary

Current hot topics surrounding the Automotive Industry

Original Equipment Parts Outlook

The original equipment parts sector plays a vital role in the Canadian automotive industry from all perspectives, be it employment, shipments or technological innovation. However, coverage and analysis of this segment tends to be fairly limited and niche specific compared to the more visible new vehicle sales and vehicle assembly side of the market. In […]

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Pent-up, Incremental and Replacement Demand

In the past we have touched on the demand aspect of the automotive industry. With recent discussions surrounding disruptors and how they may threaten the sector, some have questioned the effects of disruptors on the outlook of sales. In this month’s Observations we will look at the three concepts that drive sales of new vehicles: […]

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Disruptors To The Automotive Industry

A common theme found in recent articles relating to the automotive industry is that that there are “disruptors” (fundamental technologies/trends that are expected to change the nature of the industry) arising that will permanently reshape the automotive market as we know it. In this month’s Observations we will take a deep dive on the most […]

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Market Outlook

Almost every month during the last couple of years has set a record of some sort. Two questions come to mind when looking back at our industry’s recent history: First, what caused this? Secondly and perhaps more importantly, can it continue? In this month’s Observations we will look at the current phenomenon of record new […]

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Jobs, jobs, jobs! Employment in the Automotive Sector in 2015

In discussing jobs and the creation of jobs with regards to the automotive industry, one must first understand that the automotive sector consists of more than just manufacturing jobs. Automotive repair and maintenance and the retail side of vehicles (both car dealers and head office distributors) are two facets of the industry that also hire […]

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