Canada May. Sales boomed 11% on track for the 2 million record

Canada Auto Sales 2017 Dodge-Ram_1500_Sublime_Sport-2017

Canada Auto Sales in the first five months of the 2017 were at record level and on track to beat the 2 million annual sales target. Honda consolidates the third place with a shining selling start behind Ford and Toyota.

Despite a flat reading in February, strong overall Canadian Q1 GDP growth is expected on the back of a tightening labor market and an energy sector that has largely adjusted to lower oil prices. Moreover, the Ivey PMI climbed to a 15-month high in April following consistent expansion through Q1 and other indicators point to a recent uptick in business investment. All things considered, however, the economy is far from being out of the woods. Export growth has been subdued as Canadian firms struggle to remain competitive abroad, while, at home, weak inflationary pressures and low wage growth point to ongoing slack in the economy.

In the 2017 the Canadian vehicles market was expected to hit the milestone of 2 million vehicles sold in a year, following the moderate but stable growth reported in recent years. Recent economic data, specially those regarding the labor sector, confirm as the environment is fully supportive for automotive sector next expansion.

Domestic market start of the year has been in line with the usual stable and moderate increase shown in recent years with Q1 4.6.

Then, according to data released by the Canadian Transportation Authority, April was down 1.5% before the May sales rebound of 11.3% at 217.569 vehicles.

Year to date May sales had been 836.998, up 4.7% and perfectly in line wiith the 2 million target.

At brand-wise, Ford leads the list with 124.152 sales (+5.3%) ahead of Toyota with 81.057 (+1.9%) and a shining Honda with 72.715 units (+11.8%).

In fourth place Chevrolet with 70.820 sales (+19.4%) followed by Hyundai with 54.031 (-5.9%) and Nissan with 53.996 units (+6.6%).

At model-wise, the leader was again the Ford F-Series with 62.763 sales (+6.4%) followed by the Ram Pick up with 46.675 (+15.5%) and the Honda Civic with 30.450 (+12.9%).

Updated on the Top 100 models ranking are available here.

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank May Rank 2017 Brand Sales May Sales 2017 Variation May Variation YTD 2017 Share May Share YTD 2017
1 1 Ford 33.584 124.152 17,3% 5,3% 15,5% 14,8%
2 2 Toyota 21.611 81.057 11,6% 1,9% 9,9% 9,7%
3 3 Honda 19.175 72.715 11,6% 11,8% 8,8% 8,7%
4 4 Chevrolet 17.945 70.820 37,7% 19,4% 8,3% 8,5%
6 5 Hyundai 15.335 54.031 2,2% -5,9% 7,1% 6,5%
7 6 Nissan 12.825 53.996 5,4% 6,6% 5,9% 6,5%
5 7 Ram 15.524 49.056 62,5% 15,5% 7,1% 5,9%
8 8 GMC 10.006 39.621 35,3% 18,8% 4,6% 4,7%
9 9 Dodge 8.628 36.930 -7,9% 5,0% 4,0% 4,4%
11 10 Mazda 7.250 29.510 7,9% 7,1% 3,3% 3,5%
12 11 Jeep 6.722 28.601 -32,0% -24,3% 3,1% 3,4%
10 12 Kia 7.551 28.531 6,3% -0,9% 3,5% 3,4%
13 13 Volkswagen 5.945 21.742 -9,9% -18,4% 2,7% 2,6%
14 14 Subaru 5.400 21.345 17,6% 11,6% 2,5% 2,6%
15 15 Mercedes 4.518 21.264 0,0% 11,7% 2,1% 2,5%
17 16 BMW 3.540 15.023 -5,9% -0,6% 1,6% 1,8%
16 17 Audi 3.852 14.347 16,6% 14,7% 1,8% 1,7%
18 18 Lexus 2.282 9.790 11,9% 12,7% 1,1% 1,2%
19 19 Mitsubishi 2.258 9.209 6,3% -4,4% 1,0% 1,1%
20 20 Chrysler 1.874 8.171 -26,9% 0,2% 0,9% 1,0%
22 21 Buick 1.763 7.599 9,8% 6,5% 0,8% 0,9%
21 22 Acura 1.800 7.530 15,1% -0,6% 0,8% 0,9%
23 23 Cadillac 1.435 5.305 57,9% 22,5% 0,7% 0,6%
24 24 Infiniti 1.118 4.938 7,9% 4,7% 0,5% 0,6%
28 25 Land Rover 658 3.784 -0,8% -4,9% 0,3% 0,5%
25 26 Lincoln 891 3.378 21,4% 4,2% 0,4% 0,4%
27 27 Porsche 840 3.069 15,7% 19,3% 0,4% 0,4%
26 28 Mini 844 2.689 9,0% 2,7% 0,4% 0,3%
29 29 Volvo 654 2.562 2,0% 2,4% 0,3% 0,3%
30 30 Jaguar 378 2.007 166,2% 152,8% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 Fiat 370 1.752 6,6% 72,6% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Tesla 348 1.160 45,0% 43,9% 0,2% 0,1%
33 33 Maserati 121 613 80,6% 199,0% 0,1% 0,1%
35 34 Genesis 62 158
36 35 Smart 34 149
34 36 Alfa Romeo 68 138
37 37 Bentley 15 85
38 38 Ferrari 13 61
39 39 Rolls-Royce 9 44
40 40 Lamborghini 7 34
41 41 Aston Martin 5 23
42 42 Lotus 1 6
42 43 McLaren 1 4

Rank May Rank 2017 Group Sales May Sales 2017 Variation May Variation YTD 2017 Share May Share YTD 2017
1 1 Ford 34.475 127.530 17,4% 5,3% 15,9% 15,2%
2 2 FCA 33.320 125.322 4,8% 0,3% 15,3% 15,0%
3 3 General Motors 31.149 123.345 35,8% 18,4% 14,3% 14,7%
4 4 Toyota 23.893 90.847 7,8% -0,6% 11,0% 10,9%
5 5 Hyundai-Kia 22.948 82.720 3,8% -4,0% 10,6% 9,9%
6 6 Honda 20.975 80.245 11,8% 10,5% 9,7% 9,6%
7 7 Renault-Nissan 16.201 68.143 5,7% 4,8% 7,5% 8,1%
8 8 Volkswagen 10.659 39.277 0,2% -6,0% 4,9% 4,7%
9 9 Mazda 7.250 29.510 7,9% 7,1% 3,3% 3,5%
11 10 Mercedes Daimler 4.552 21.413 0,0% 9,2% 2,1% 2,6%

Rank May Rank 2017 Model Sales May Sales YTD 2017 Variation May Variation YTD 2017
1 1 Ford F-Series 15.307 62.767 19,6% 6,4%
2 2 Ram pick-up 14.990 46.675 63,5% 15,5%
3 3 Honda Civic 8.616 30.450 4,6% 12,9%
4 4 GMC Sierra 6.241 25.398 43,4% 21,0%
5 5 Toyota Corolla 6.122 22.737 -27,0% 1,6%
9 6 Chevrolet Silverado 5.232 22.522 44,7% 24,0%
10 7 Dodge Grand Caravan 5.189 21.428 -15,9% 0,3%
8 8 Toyota RAV4 5.355 20.248 -3,5% 2,3%
11 9 Honda CR-V 4.435 19.557 25,9% 19,6%
6 10 Hyundai Elantra 6.018 18.881 33,4% -8,8%
7 11 Ford Escape 5.397 18.692 26,1% 12,0%
12 12 Nissan Rogue 4.172 18.168 18,3% 28,3%
13 13 Chevrolet Cruze 3.496 13.074 122,1% 38,1%
17 14 Hyundai Tucson 2.774 12.390 10,0% 33,9%
14 15 Hyundai Santa fe 3.347 11.764 55,4% -0,5%
16 16 Mazda3 2.813 11.198 -1,7% -1,1%
15 17 Chevrolet Equinox 2.877 11.127 41,6% 50,2%
20 18 Mazda CX-5 2.353 9.958 7,5% 5,3%
45 19 Jeep Cherokee 1.179 9.570 -63,6% -31,3%
18 20 Ford Edge 2.672 8.628 14,5% -4,4%
21 21 Volkswagen Golf 2.343 8.376 3,7% -7,0%
19 22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 2.421 7.745 20,9% 4,1%
70 23 Dodge Journey 763 7.014 -45,8% 12,7%
22 24 Kia Forte 1.933 6.856 72,7% 34,5%
33 25 Ford Explorer 1.540 6.813 25,0% 31,3%
26 26 Honda HR-V 1.687 6.627 58,4% 56,6%
24 27 Volkswagen Jetta 1.878 6.594 -15,9% -27,2%
27 28 Nissan Sentra 1.683 6.590 2,3% 4,0%
29 29 Subaru Impreza 1.642 6.390 45,7% 35,9%
36 30 Toyota Highlander 1.507 6.292 38,9% 9,9%

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