Yearly Archives: 2015

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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A Policy Framework for Climate Change and the Automotive Sector

A series of Observations earlier this year discussed the minutia of climate change policies and their relation to the automotive sector.  Building on this analysis of the issues, in this Observation we lay out a  potential broad framework for climate change policy that will meet the needs of both regulators and the industry.  Specifically in […]

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The Luxury Market in Canada – Rapid Growth in a Narrow Range

Long term clients of DAC will be familiar that going back more than a decade we forecast an upcoming explosion of Canada’s luxury market.  Far be it from us to pat ourselves on the back but we have been happy to be proven correct as the luxury market has exceeded even our expectations.  More interesting […]

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