Vehicle registrations - Canada. August of 2017

Canadians sales of private cars improve

In August, vehicle registrations in Canada grew by 7.07% with respect to August of 2016. In total, 187,257 cars were registered and 2,054,965 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 3.66% more than the year before.

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

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 126,395, 8.69% more than in August of 2016.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 60,862, which represents a figure of 3.87% more than in August 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 56.72 cars per 1,000 residents, 5.17 of them in the last month, Canada, occupies third 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 1,711,014 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 52.6.

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.

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DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
< 2016
August 2017126,39560,862187,2575.171,399,646655,3192,054,96556.72
July 2017126,33458,475184,8095.101,389,542653,0512,042,59356.38
June 2017140,49766,511207,0085.711,380,093653,7192,033,81256.14
May 2017145,34075,096220,4366.081,366,907653,6172,020,52455.77
April 2017134,33265,959200,2915.531,346,852651,5101,998,36255.16
March 2017129,56061,184190,7445.261,343,235658,0932,001,32855.24
February 201787,27038,014125,2843.461,330,153658,6031,988,75654.89
January 201780,85132,145112,9963.121,325,881659,4641,985,34554.80
December 201691,10837,244128,3523.541,322,128661,1101,983,23854.74
November 2016114,44348,866163,3094.561,322,455664,5901,987,04555.47
October 2016104,49552,846157,3414.391,305,834665,9761,971,81055.05
September 2016119,02158,117177,1384.951,309,668671,2381,980,90655.30
Canada - New motor vehicle registrations
Canada - New motor vehicle registrations