Monthly Archives: May 2013

OBSERVATIONS MAY 2013

Vehicle sales in North America have recovered well from the late decade trough, and most analysts are bullish out to the end of the decade. Normally, this would bode well for Canadian vehicle and parts producers. However, manufacturing in this country is not safe or sustainable in its present form. Growing – or even maintaining […]

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CANADIAN SALES APRIL 2013

The Canadian light vehicle market surged forward last month, thawing out after a slow winter to show an 8.9 percent year-over-year gain in April. Sales were sufficiently brisk to reverse the negative year-to-date trend that developed during Q1 2013; a YTD gain of 1.4 percent now holds for the total market, propelling the SAAR to […]

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OBSERVATIONS APRIL 2013

While varying tremendously in size, segment preferences and brand allegiances, certain streaks of sameness run through all of Canada’s regional vehicle markets. These characteristics are unique to the Canadian market and distinguish our habits from those of buyers in the United States. In this month’s Observation, we’re taking a look at macro-level trends in the […]

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