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Vehicle registrations - Canada. January of 2023

Fewer January passenger car sales in Canada

In January, vehicle registrations in Canada grew by 8.76% with respect to January of 2022. In total, 104,250 cars were registered and 1,583,060 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 5.7% less than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 86,324, 11.72% more than in January of 2022.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 17,926, which represents a figure of 3.53% less than in January of 2022.

Canada is the 11th-placed country in ranking of 137 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 40.66 cars per 1,000 residents, 2.68 of them in the last month, Canada, occupies 5th 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 declined since 2013, as 1,714,227 were registered that year, as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 49.38.

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.
January 202386,32417,926104,2502.681,288,848294,2121,583,06040.66
December 202292,24717,018109,2652.851,279,693296,7511,576,44440.49
November 2022102,95621,629124,5853.261,273,148295,9411,569,08941.05
October 2022109,66222,598132,2603.461,265,778296,1041,561,88240.86
September 2022113,61625,915139,5313.651,260,347300,4901,560,83740.83
August 2022107,52129,451136,9723.581,256,646309,7621,566,40840.98
July 2022108,60526,572135,1773.541,262,491313,0041,575,49541.21
June 2022122,39030,971153,3614.011,276,865320,2801,597,14541.78
May 2022123,15128,048151,1993.961,284,469329,1641,613,63342.21
April 2022118,24626,482144,7283.791,285,659334,8731,620,53242.39
March 2022118,54927,553146,1023.821,299,297342,1501,641,44742.94
February 202285,58120,049105,6302.761,322,419346,8071,669,22643.67
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Canada - New motor vehicle registrations
Canada - New motor vehicle registrations