Canada sales ended 1999 with their seventh straight year-to-year increase in December, topping off one of the best sales years in history for that country (see data p.2).

Total vehicle sales in December numbered 132,207 for a daily selling rate (DSR) of 5,288, 22.3% above same-month 1998's 4,322 — 25 selling days both periods. Vehicle sales for entire 1999 ended at 1.54 million units, 7.5% above 1998, and the second best on record to 1988's 1.56 million. Light vehicle sales alone posted a December DSR of 5,158, 22.7% above like-1998's 4,204.