Vehicle registrations - Canada. January of 2017

Drop in number of Canadians car registrations

In January, vehicle registrations in Canada grew by 1.85% with respect to January of 2016. In total, 1,985,345 cars were registered and 1,985,345 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 1.85% more than the year before.

The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of January is:

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 1,325,881, 7.14% more than in January of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 32,145, which represents a figure of 4.87% less than in January of 2016.

Canada is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Canadians residents, when compared to the other countries in the ranking, is the number of vehicles sold or registered per thousand residents in the last year. With annual sales of 55.42 cars per 1,000 residents, 55.42 of them in the last month, Canada, occupies 4th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has grown in the last year. The increase in this figure is positive, as it generally indicates improved public confidence in the country's economy.

Changes in Canadian vehicle registration numbers are shown in the tables below. As several studies indicate, these changes are very much related to changes in GDP and, hence, to a country's economic situation. Sales have grown since 2007, as 1,671,318 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 51.38.

Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Canada. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Canada in en Canadian economy.

Canada - New motor vehicle registrations
DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
< 2016
January 201780,85132,145112,9963.151,325,881659,4641,985,34555.42
December 201691,10837,244128,3523.581,322,128661,1101,983,23855.36
November 2016114,44348,866163,3094.561,322,455664,5901,987,04555.47
October 2016104,49552,846157,3414.391,305,834665,9761,971,81055.04
September 2016119,02158,117177,1384.941,309,668671,2381,980,90655.29
August 2016116,29158,594174,8854.881,306,390676,0591,982,44955.34
July 2016116,88559,143176,0284.911,304,738681,3661,986,10455.44
June 2016127,31166,409193,7205.411,303,056689,6791,992,73555.62
May 2016125,28572,989198,2745.531,289,149691,5511,980,70055.29
April 2016130,71572,542203,2575.671,282,554701,3861,983,94055.38
March 2016116,47861,694178,1724.971,265,382707,8041,973,18655.08
February 201682,99838,875121,8733.401,249,135710,1301,959,26554.69
Canada - New motor vehicle registrations