In August, vehicle registrations in Canada grew by 0.48% with respect to August of 2018. In total, 186,107 cars were registered and 1,978,771 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 4.49% less than the year before.
The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of August is:
- Commercial vehicles sold: 143,047, 7.91% more than in August of 2018.
- Passenger cars regitrations: 43,060, which represents a figure of 18.22% less than in August of 2018.
Canada is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 135 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 53.49 cars per 1,000 residents, 5.03 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 2009, as 1,480,188 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 44.59.
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.