Amy Alexander

Data Analyst,

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

March Another Strong Month for Canada Truck Sales  1
All sectors but Class 7 posted increases, with Class 8 soaring 41.3% from year-ago and Class 4 up 19.0%.
U.S. Big Truck Deliveries Up 11.1% in March 
Big truck sales were driven by the large gain by Class 8, which posted a 26.4% jump vs. year-ago.
Second Best March for Mexico LV Sales 
Mexico LV sales reached 118,483, high by historical standards, but were 16.6% below 2017’s record 136,755.
Cars Drive Canada to March LV Drop 
Canada car sales down 14.9%, the eighth straight month of declines.
Twelve Consecutive Months of Gains for Canadian Truck Makers 
Canada big-truck makers up 23.7% above last year with 5,944 total deliveries, year-to-date.
U.S. Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks Post Strong Month in February 
Class 8 deliveries surged 49.0% on sales of 16,687 units vs. 11,200 year-ago.
Best-Ever February for Mexico Light-Truck Sales 
Despite dropping 7.2%, Mexico LV sales hit 109,356, a third-best February.
Canada LV Sales Up 2.3% in February 
Car sales were off 5.0% for the month to 35,823 units from year-ago’s 37,727, although several automakers saw increases.
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.

Mar 8, 2018

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