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

August 17, 2020
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES, JUNE 2020

YEAR-OVER-YEAR (June20 vs June19)

In Nova Scotia Jun 2020, New Motor Vehicles Unit Sales decreased 35.8% over Jun 2019. The 3,819 new motor vehicles sold in Jun 2020 represent a sales value of $145.3 million,  down 35.8% over Jun 2019.

In Canada Jun 2020, New Motor Vehicles Unit Sales decreased -21.5% over Jun 2019. The 149,079 new motor vehicles sold in Jun 2020 represent a sales value of $6.6 billion,  down 19.1% over Jun 2019.

Average Prices

In Nova Scotia June 2020,  the new motor vehicles average price iwas unchanged over June 2019 at $38,036,  the passenger car average price increased 0.6% over June 2019 to $28,363,  the truck/SUV average price decreased 2.2% over June 2019 to $41,146.

In Canada June 2020,  the new motor vehicles average price increased 3.1% over June 2019 to $45,024.

YEAR-TO-DATE

Country of Manufacture

In Nova Scotia Jan-Jun 2020, North American manufactured new motor vehicles Unit Sales decreased 41.7% (74.1% share) over Jan-Jun 2019.

North American manufactured new motor vehicles unit sales declined 41.7% and the Sales Value decreased 38.0% (77.3% share) over Jan-Jun 2019.

In Nova Scotia Jan-Jun 2020, for  New Motor Vehicles manufactured overseas, Unit Sales decreased 38.4% (25.9% share) over Jan-Jun 2019. For New Motor Vehicles manufactured overseas, Sales Value decreased 37.1% (22.7% share) over Jan-Jun 2019.

Passenger Cars and Trucks

In Nova Scotia Jan-Jun 2020, passenger car Unit Sales decreased 52.9% (23.4% share)  to 3,718 units over Jan-Jun 2019, and passenger car Sales Value decreased 51.7% (16.8% share)  to  $106 million over Jan-Jun 2019.

In Nova Scotia Jan-Jun 2020, truck/SUV Unit Sales decreased 35.9% (76.6% share)  to 12,200 units over Jan-Jun 2019, and truck/SUV Sales Value decreased 34.0% (83.2% share)  to $526 million over Jan-Jun 2019.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, comparisons of year-to-date averages and sums do not show Nova Scotia’s rapidly changing economic situation.  The DailyStats will focus on year-over-year comparisons, comparing one month with the same month in the prior year.  Where possible the DailyStats will make comparisons of seasonally adjusted data from the pre-COVID-19 period (January and February 2020) with the period during which COVID-19 measures were in place from March 2020 onwards.

 

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



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