New Car Sales in September Show Low Volumes

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New vehicle sales in September are still down in Canada, with the exception of Saskatchewan. Photo Shutterstock

The latest report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants shows wide variations in light vehicle sales across Canadian provinces in September.

For example, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island reported a 21% and 34% decline in sales of this type of vehicle respectively, while Quebec slightly outperformed the market trend with a 0.6% reduction.

At the other end of the spectrum, Saskatchewan reported an 8.6% increase in sales in September. The major markets of Ontario and Alberta were down 9.6% and 9.1% respectively.

Overall, year-to-date light-duty vehicle sales in Canada are down 11.8% compared to the previous year’s results, for a total of 1.4 million units sold to date across the country. A total of 130,421 vehicles were sold in Canada in September.

According to industry analysts, the last quarter of 2022 does not point to a significant turnaround in sales despite some turnarounds in certain provinces.



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