Canada 2020. Kia and Mazda only growers in a market down 14.2%

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Canada car market
The 2021 Kia Sorento

Canada auto market in 2020 falls by 14.2% as the pandemic and lockdowns affect sales. Full-Year sales have been 1.656.775. Nissan reports the worst performance in the leaderboard by dropping 33.5%, while Kia (+11.4%) and Mazda (+4.3%) are the only 2 brands to report growth.

Market trend

The Canadian car market has been hit in 2020 by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted sales significantly.

Following an impressive series of 8 consecutive growth, the Canadian domestic light vehicles market in 2017 braked the 2 million units milestone, hitting the current all-time record and entering the club of the top 10 largest global vehicle industries.

However, such an outstanding level was not maintained in 2019 (-3.7%) and the market entered in a moderately declining phase after having declined 2.2% in 2018.

After starting the year with a slightly positive trend (+1.3%), the market quickly started collapsing in March as the virus struck. The sharpest drop in sales this year was in April when sales declined by 72.8%. In the following months, the market recovered slowly and remained down in double-digits until July, when sales remained flat (+0.6%). 

In the second half of the year, only August was down in double-digits (-10.4%), while December reported the sharpest growth in the entire year, increasing sales by an incredible 84.4%.

Indeed, Full-Year sales for 2020 have been 1.656.775, reporting a decline of 14.2% compared to 2019.

Canada monthly sales variation 2020
Canada monthly sales variation 2020

Brand-wise, this year the leader Ford (-16.5%) lost 0.4% market share, followed by  Toyota (-7.3%), which gained 0.8% share. Honda fell 13.3%, while  Hyundai reached 4th place (-0.1%), followed by Chevrolet -down 1 spot- which lost 20.6%.

RAM reached 6th position and lost 13.9%, followed by Kia which reported the best performance on the leaderboard by gaining 11.4%, and Nissan which on the other hand reported the worst performance by losing 33.5% sales. Closing the leaderboard we have GMC -down 1 spot- losing 9.8% this year and Mazda entering the leaderboard by gaining 4.3%.

The most sold vehicle this year has been the Ford F-Series (-11.3%) with 128.650 units sold, followed by the Ram Pick-up, which lost 13.5% registering 83.673 new sales this year. The Toyota RAV4 (+4.2%) closes the podium and reports 67.977 new units sold.

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for all Brands, 10 Groups and 10 Models.

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