Category Archives: Current Industry Commentary

Current hot topics surrounding the Automotive Industry

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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The Wrong Target

The Wrong Target A brief review of the breakdown of the 1.9 million new vehicles purchased in Canada in 2015 shows the ultimate power of the consumer in the automotive market. While vehicle companies have improved the fuel efficiency of vehicles in recent years to meet new standards, Canadians have increasingly chosen larger, more powerful […]

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TPP – Implications for the Canadian Auto sector

Free trade agreements have always been an area of controversy.  While such agreements may offer potential benefits, some individual sectors can suffer.  As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement moves towards becoming a reality it is important to get a better understanding of the implications for the automotive sector in Canada. In this month’s Observations we […]

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A Two Million Market?

Another record year is in sight for the Canadian light vehicle market, with sales forecast to be close to the 1.9 million unit mark.   If one considers the additional medium and heavy duty trucks that are sold in Canada then it would indeed be the first time the country has breached the 1.9 million mark […]

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New Vehicle Sales Update

The market in 2015 is in record territory for the third year in a row with light vehicle sales tracking in the 1.9 million range up 2.5 percent from last year. While the year has been healthy for the Canadian automotive industry, there are important sub-stories that have contributed to the overall growth that are […]

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