Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Automotive industry in Canada - statistics & facts

Canada is an important producer of motor vehicles, and the country is also the second-largest automotive market in North America in terms of sales. Canadian motorists purchased around 1.5 million new motor vehicles in 2020. The market declined sharply amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and witnessed a slump of more than 20 percent year-on-year. While commercial vehicle sales declined by around 16 percent year-on-year, the passenger car segment suffered the most dramatic decline in 2020: sales were down almost 36 percent.

Sales slump amid pandemic outbreak

New car sales dropped significantly in the first few months after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when measures such as work stoppages and stay-at-home orders were implemented to curtail the virus. Following a downward trend since 2018, the year 2020 exhibited the sharpest annual decline in almost four decades. While April displayed the lowest retail sales value generated by motor vehicle and part dealers in Canada, preceded by a similarly unfavorable value in March, sales picked up strongly in the third quarter.

Sales recovery after the pandemic’s first months

Several car brands reported notable gains in the fourth quarter, with some segments reporting larger gains than others. Large pickups and compact sport utility vehicles were among the best-performing segments among light vehicles. Zero-emission vehicles represented another segment with higher-than-expected gains. The percentage of zero-emission car sales climbed to 3.6 percent in the third quarter of 2020, up from about 2.9 percent in 2019. Overall, North American light vehicle demand is projected to rebound in 2021.

Key figures

The most important key figures provide you with a compact summary of the topic of "Automotive industry in Canada" and take you straight to the corresponding statistics.

Production and sales

Companies

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Automotive industry in Canada".

Statistics on the topic
Automotive industry in Canada

Dossier on the topic

All important statistics are prepared by our experts – available for direct download as PPT & PDF!
TOP SELLER

Automotive industry in Canada - statistics & facts

Canada is an important producer of motor vehicles, and the country is also the second-largest automotive market in North America in terms of sales. Canadian motorists purchased around 1.5 million new motor vehicles in 2020. The market declined sharply amid the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and witnessed a slump of more than 20 percent year-on-year. While commercial vehicle sales declined by around 16 percent year-on-year, the passenger car segment suffered the most dramatic decline in 2020: sales were down almost 36 percent.

Sales slump amid pandemic outbreak

New car sales dropped significantly in the first few months after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when measures such as work stoppages and stay-at-home orders were implemented to curtail the virus. Following a downward trend since 2018, the year 2020 exhibited the sharpest annual decline in almost four decades. While April displayed the lowest retail sales value generated by motor vehicle and part dealers in Canada, preceded by a similarly unfavorable value in March, sales picked up strongly in the third quarter.

Sales recovery after the pandemic’s first months

Several car brands reported notable gains in the fourth quarter, with some segments reporting larger gains than others. Large pickups and compact sport utility vehicles were among the best-performing segments among light vehicles. Zero-emission vehicles represented another segment with higher-than-expected gains. The percentage of zero-emission car sales climbed to 3.6 percent in the third quarter of 2020, up from about 2.9 percent in 2019. Overall, North American light vehicle demand is projected to rebound in 2021.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Automotive industry in Canada".

Statistics on the topic

Contact

Get in touch with us. We are happy to help.
Statista Locations
Contact Hadley Ward
Hadley Ward
Sales Manager– Contact (United States)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)

Contact Ziyan Zhang
Ziyan Zhang
Customer Relations– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 10pm (IST)

Contact Kisara Mizuno
Kisara Mizuno
Customer Success Manager– Contact (Asia)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5:30pm (JST)

Contact Lodovica Biagi
Lodovica Biagi
Director of Operations– Contact (Europe)

Mon - Fri, 9:30am - 5pm (GMT)

Contact Catalina Rodriguez
Catalina Rodriguez
Key Account Manager - LAC– Contact (Latin America)

Mon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)