Yearly Archives: 2012


This month marks the 20th anniversary of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s Outlook Study, prepared jointly by DAC and AIA and updated regularly with the latest facts, figures, metrics and trends. If your business operates in or near the automotive aftermarket, the Outlook Study represents an invaluable source of market insight. In celebration of […]

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October was another big month for the new vehicle industry in Canada. A sales total of 135,476 units represents a gain of 7.8 percent from the same month last year – and 2011 had one of the best Octobers on record. Indeed, this is the best October ever, beating the previous record from 2002 when […]

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Light vehicle sales in September reached near record levels, just slightly under the previous high achieved in 2000. Last month, Canadians bought 143,143 light vehicles while in September 2000 Canadians bought 143,368 units. This is very important because September is the start of the fall/winter selling season which normally softens each month starting in September, […]

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Great but not spectacular is a good way to describe light vehicle sales in August. The market was up 6.4 percent for the month and is up 6.7 percent year to date, so August tracked exactly at the market trend for the year. This level of sales means that on a seasonally adjusted annual basis, […]

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Observations- September 2012

Ten months into a good year for Canadian vehicle sales, now is a great time to examine the North American auto industry as a whole and think ahead several years to where this business may find itself by mid-decade and beyond. In this month’s Observations column, we discuss the North American auto industry’s future in […]

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