(RICHMOND HILL, ON) – In June, vehicle sales increased 6.5% year-over-year with 203,486 units sold. Year-to-date, sales have increased 5% with 1,039,068 units sold.
In fact, 2017’s half-year sales have exceeded 1 million units for the first time on record.
Most of the large volume provinces recorded notable sales increases, with Ontario and Quebec growing near market pace. The largest sales increases year-over-year were recorded by Nova Scotia (+19.5%), followed by Alberta (+14.8%), and British Columbia (+13.8%).
Passenger car sales remained relatively consistent in June, selling only 54 units less than the previous year, despite notable declines in subcompact (-26.7%), intermediate (-13.9%), and luxury compact (-11.6%) passenger car sales.
The light truck market kept the course of increasing sales with a 10% sales jump in June. Nearly all of the light truck segments experienced sales increases.