Amy Alexander

Data Analyst,

Amy reports on sales, inventory and GVW retail sales, as well as market trends in North America.

Canada Big Truck Sales Up 25.6% in January 
Big-truck makers delivered 2,874 units during the month, compared with 2,196 in the prior year with only Classes 4 and 5 posting year-over-year losses.
U.S. Class 8 Trucks Soar 26.8% 
U.S. medium- and heavy-duty truck sales up 14.6% with a loss only in Class 5.
Third-Best January for Mexico LV Sales 
Consumers in Mexico drove an average of 4,361 new LVs off showroom floors on each of 25 selling days last month, down from the 5,126-a-day pace seen in January 2017, when there were only 24 days.
Canada LV Sales Hit January Record 
Canada light-truck sales mark best January while car sales plummeted to worst January on record.
Automatic Emergency Braking Installations Take Dramatic Jump 
Adoption of automatic emergency braking in U.S. vehicles has grown rapidly since automakers promised in March 2016 to make this feature standard by 2022.
Large Year-to-Date Gains Posted by All Truck Classes in Canada 
Class 8 sales totaled 26,141, 13.5% above 2016.
U.S. Big Trucks End Year Up 3.5% 
Class 8 sales fall 0.2% in 2017 while all other classes post gains.
Second Best Year for Mexico LV Sales  1
Total light-vehicle sales dropped 11.2% in December, with light-trucks down a slight 1.6% while cars dropped 16.3%.
Canada Record December Sales Hit 2 Million 
Record light-vehicle sales in Canada for the fifth consecutive year.
Nine Consecutive Months of Gains for Canadian Truck Makers 
Despite a 12.6% drop in Class 6 sales, Canada big-truck sales saw large gains in November.
U.S. Class 8 Sales Up 25.4% 
Another month of booming double-digit sales put U.S. big trucks 1.9% ahead of 2016.
Mexico LV Sales Down in November 
Year-over-year losses for both cars and light trucks leave Mexico LV sales down 8.5% in November.
LV Sales Set Second-Best November Record in Canada 
Car sales were off 10.6% for the month to 43,532 units from year-ago’s 48,705, although several automakers saw triple-digit increases.
U.S. Class 8 Sales Still Lag Behind Year-Ago 
U.S. big trucks finally catch up to 2016 sales with a 27.0% increase in October.
Canada Big Trucks Up 50.4% in October 
Despite having one less selling day, Canada big-truck sales soared 50.4% in October.

Jan 18, 2018

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