Monthly Archives: April 2013

CANADIAN SALES MARCH 2013

Last month, the Canadian light vehicle market rang up a sales total nearly identical to that achieved in March 2012. March 2012 was the best March sales total on record, so the 2013 performance is certainly encouraging. Industry sales declined just 0.7 percent, with a very strong total of 156,680 units sold last month versus […]

View full post »

OBSERVATIONS MARCH 2013

The types of vehicles preferred by consumer groups in any given province vary greatly. Vehicle sales mixes represent an intriguing brew of attributes informed by local cultural, economic and population density trends, and stark differences in these sorts of regional characteristics breed the dissimilar traffic one encounters in geographically distant areas. In this month’s Observations, […]

View full post »

OBSERVATIONS FEBRUARY 2013

The new vehicle dealer sector generated its highest-ever revenues last year, but a closer look at certain metrics reveals that dealers’ apparent health may be short-lived. While revenues from vehicle sales are up, those generated through service work have dropped. Further – and more ominously – dealers’ share of total auto industry revenues continues to […]

View full post »

CANADIAN SALES FEBRUARY 2013

February looked a lot like January in 2013 – and we are not referring only to the blanket of snow that has covered much of Canada for the month.  The top line light vehicle sales number (103,226 units) was again down slightly (-3.3%) from 2012 but was still at respectable levels.  February 2013 represented the […]

View full post »

A b o u t   U s