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Thomas StorringDirector – Economics and Statistics
Tel: 902-424-2410Email: thomas.storring@novascotia.ca

October 15, 2019
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, AUGUST 2019

Year-to-date

In Nova Scotia Jan-Aug 2019, New Motor Vehicles Unit Sales decreased 4.6% over Jan-Aug 2018. The 36,490 new motor vehicles sold in Jan-Aug 2019 represent a sales value of $1.4 billion, up 0.5% over Jan-Aug 2018.

In Canada Jan-Aug 2019, New Motor Vehicles Unit Sales decreased 3.9% over Jan-Aug 2018. The 1,367,881 new motor vehicles sold in Jan-Aug 2019 represent a sales value of $58.8 billion, down 0.4% over Jan-Aug 2018.

Country of Manufacturer

In Nova Scotia Jan-Aug 2019, North American manufactured new motor vehicles Unit Sales decreased 4.5% (74.6% share) over Jan-Aug 2018. North American manufactured new motor vehicles Sales Value increased lt 0.1% (77.0% share) over Jan-Aug 2018.

In Nova Scotia Jan-Aug 2019, for New Motor Vehicles manufactured overseas, Unit Sales decreased 4.7% (25.4% share) over Jan-Aug 2018. For New Motor Vehicles manufactured overseas, Sales Value increased 2.3% (23.0% share) over Jan-Aug 2018.

Passenger Cars and Trucks

In Nova Scotia Jan-Aug 2019, passenger car Unit Sales decreased 20.3% (28.7% share) to 10,476 units over Jan-Aug 2018, and passenger car Sales Value decreased 15.9% (21.3% share) to $294 million over Jan-Aug 2018

In Nova Scotia Jan-Aug 2019, truck/SUV Unit Sales increased 3.7% (71.3% share) to 26,014 units over Jan-Aug 2018, and truck/SUV Sales Value increased 6.2% (78.7% share) to $1,088 million over Jan-Aug 2018.

Average Prices

In Nova Scotia Jan-Aug 2019, the new motor vehicles average price increased 5.4% over Jan-Aug 2018 to $37,870.  The passenger car average price increased 5.5% over Jan-Aug 2018 to $28,044.  The truck/SUV average price increased 2.4% over Jan-Aug 2018 to $41,827.

In Canada Jan-Aug 2019, the new motor vehicles average price increased 3.7% over Jan-Aug 2018 to $42,951.

Statistics Canada. Table 20-10-0001-01 New motor vehicle sales



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