North American cars down as new vehicle sales stall in January: StatsCan

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Lower sales of North American-built passenger cars were offset by higher sales of trucks and overseas-built passenger cars as the number of new motor vehicles sold remained unchanged at 128,426 in January.
Statistics Canada reports preliminary industry data indicate the number of new motor vehicles sold increased seven per cent in February.
Sales of new trucks (which include minivans, sport-utility vehicles, light and heavy trucks, vans and buses) increased 2.4 per cent to 65,726, their second straight monthly increase.
The number of new passenger cars sold in January decreased 2.3 per cent to 62,700 units.
Sales of North American-built passenger cars fell 8.2 per cent to 34,234, the lowest monthly sales level since last June.
The number of overseas-built passenger cars sold increased 5.8 per cent.
The number of new motor vehicles sold increased in six provinces, with the largest increase coming in Saskatchewan, where sales were up by 11.1 per cent.
The largest decline in the number of new motor vehicles sold in January was in Quebec, down two per cent.

Organizations: North American, Statistics Canada

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Quebec

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  • J
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    It is never good news to hear that there are more automobiles in this world. They are a huge source of pollution in sooooo many ways. They are also the worst thing to spend your money on. In two years you lose half of it. Newer cars, even if they are more efficient (marginally!!!) have so much electronics and plastic they will never be as trouble-free as the older models when they were new. There are still Model Ts on the road, let's see where your F150 is in 20 years.

  • Member of the 93%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Great to see Toyota sales up substantially over last year. I guess most of us are not drinking the koolade provided by the scammers and the media.

  • J
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    It is never good news to hear that there are more automobiles in this world. They are a huge source of pollution in sooooo many ways. They are also the worst thing to spend your money on. In two years you lose half of it. Newer cars, even if they are more efficient (marginally!!!) have so much electronics and plastic they will never be as trouble-free as the older models when they were new. There are still Model Ts on the road, let's see where your F150 is in 20 years.

  • Member of the 93%
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Great to see Toyota sales up substantially over last year. I guess most of us are not drinking the koolade provided by the scammers and the media.