Automotive Parts and Services Equipment

An Expert's View about Automobile in Canada

Posted on: 26 Jun 2012

Canada represents the second largest automotive market in North America. There were an estimated 1.59 million units (cars and light trucks) sold.

Automotive Parts and Services Equipment A Top Export Prospect for Canada May 2012 Overview Canada represents the second largest automotive market in North America. There were an estimated 1.59 million units (cars and light trucks) sold in Canada during 2011, an increase of 1.8 percent from the previous year. Canadian automotive imports totaled over $35 billion in 2011. 61 percent of these imports came from the United States. Canada imported an estimated $7 billion of automotive aftermarket products in 2011. Sub-Sector Best Prospects • Motor Vehicle Electric and Electronic Equipment: $2.9 billion (up 17 percent from 2010) • Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer: $2.8 billion (up 13 percent from 2010) • Motor Vehicle Steering and Suspension Components: $2.4 billion (up 8 percent from 2010) (Market figures are annualized values from the Jan. – Nov. time period and Dec. of the previous year.) Opportunities • Canadian automotive manufacturers supply approximately 20 percent of the North American market. • The new U.S. light vehicles market share increased during the January - October 2011 time frame from 46 percent to 47.3 percent, continuing the 2010 rebound. • Investment in modernizations and new facilities from 2010 – 2012 is estimated at $200 - 400 million; 50 percent to 80 percent of automotive manufacturing and assembly line equipment are supplied by imports. • The Canadian Federal and Provincial Governments have provided financial support to this sector. Major upcoming events/trade shows supported by CS Canada in this sector: • Canadian International Auto Show, Multi Company Promotion: February 16, 2012, Toronto, ON Top US xport ts 2 E Prospects in Canada 2012: Automotive Par • SEMA Show – Automotive Aftermarket Trade Show: October 30 – November 2, 2012, Las Vegas, NV Web Resources • Automotive Industries Association of Canada • Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association • Industry Canada • Statistics Canada • DeRosiers Automotive Consultants For More Information Please contact Stefan Popescu, Commercial Specialist for the automotive parts and services sector at the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada at or (416) 595-5412, ext. 223. You can also visit our website at The U.S. Commercial Service — Your Global Business Partner With its network of offices across the United States and in more than 70 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting Disclaimer: The information provided in this report is intended to be of assistance to U.S. exporters. While we make every effort to ensure its accuracy, neither the United States government nor any of its employees make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information in this or any other United States government document. Readers are advised to independently verify any information prior to reliance thereon. The information provided in this report does not constitute legal advice. The Commercial Service reference to or inclusion of material by a non-U.S. Government entity in this document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Commercial Service of the entity, its materials, or its products or services International copyright, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2012. All rights reserved outside of the United States.
Posted: 26 June 2012

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