Sales of new vehicles in Canada were up for the second month in a row in February, following three dismal months at the end of 1998. Canadian sales rose 4.1% in February, 90,602 units vs. 87,020 in like-1998. So far Canadian sales have posted a 7.5% increase for the year, while model year sales remain off 5.8% (see chart, p.2). Cars were up 2.2% from February 1998 and trucks improved 6.6% from year-ago. Car sales improved mostly on the strength of a 26.6% spike at General Motors of ...

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