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Doug McCann Research and Statistics Officer
Tel: 902-424-2141Email: Douglas.McCann@novascotia.ca

December 14, 2017
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, JANUARY-OCTOBER 2017

In January-October 2017, Nova Scotia motor vehicle unit sales increased 10.6% over Jan-Oct 2016. The 51,758 new vehicles sold in January-October represented a value of $1.8 billion, up 14.9% compared with motor vehicle sales values from the same period in 2016.

In January-October 2017, Canadian unit sales increased 5.6 per cent over Jan-Oct 2016 to 1,787,357 units. January-October dollar sales were in positive territory, increasing 10.8 per cent over January-October 2016 to $71.3 billion.

In Nova Scotia January-October 2017, North America manufactured motor vehicle sales value  increased 18.3% (80.8% share) over Jan-Oct 2016. Motor vehicle sales value of vehicles manufactured in other countries increased 2.5% (19.2% share) over Jan-Oct 2016.




In Nova Scotia January-October 2017, North America manufactured motor vehicle unit sales increased 13.2% (79.1% share) over Jan-Oct 2016. Motor vehicle unit sales of vehicles manufactured in other countries increased 1.7% (20.9% share) over Jan-Oct 2016.

Average Prices

In January-October 2017, the average unit price in Canada increased 4.9% to $39,899 over Jan-Oct 2016.  In Nova Scotia, the average unit price increased 4.0% to $35,343 over the same period last year. 



 

 

Passenger Cars and Trucks

In January-October 2017, Nova Scotian passenger car unit sales increased 5.1 per cent over Jan-Oct 2016 to 18,589 units. January-October passenger car dollar sales increased 8.0 per cent over January-October 2016 to $492 million.

In January-October 2017, Nova Scotian truck unit sales increased 13.9 per cent over Jan-Oct 2016 to 33,169 units. January-October truck dollar sales increased 17.7 per cent over January-October 2016 to $1.3 billion.

The truck share of the sales value stands at 73.1%, and the unit sales volume stands at 64.1%

 



In Nova Scotia January-October 2017 the average unit price increased for trucks to $40,314 and increased for cars to $26,472 over Jan-Oct 2016. 

 

 Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 079-0003



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