June sales figures

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Canada’s auto market continued to make strong gains in June with positive posting up 11.6 per cent. That brings the year-to-date total up to 9.1 per cent meaning the market was leaner than predicted but still trending upwards.

“This puts June in line with most June months this past decade,” explains Dennis DesRosiers. “A little softer than most but still very respectable.”


Analysts suggest it is difficult to compare positive numbers this year to the doldrums of this time last year.

And while it may seem amazing to see Chrysler post a 101-per cent jump last month, that is compared to a period last year where the automaker was sheltered in bankruptcy protection in the U.S.

“Similar for GM with sales of 25,000 up 16.4 per cent from June 2009,” he added. “But that’s down from the 31,900 units they sold in 2008.”

“There are always some interesting things in these monthly sales numbers. For instance this month was the second in a row that the traditional Detroit three outperformed the import nameplates,” he said, adding that two months in a row of this type of performance hadn't happened since the early 1990s.

On the import side, Toyota and Honda had negative results last month dropping 15.1 and 14 per cent respectively. 

The following is a breakdown of June sales by manufacturer:

Acura: 2010 sales - 1,439
           2009 sales - 1,812
           Change: -20.6%

Audi: 2010 sales - 1,235
         2009 sales - 1,106
         Change: 11.7%

BMW: 2010 sales - 3,006
           2009 sales - 3,003
          Change: - 0.1%

Chrysler: 2010 sales - 18,454
               2009 sales - 9,161
               Change: 101.4%

Ford: 2010 sales - 31,706
         2009 sales - 27,373
         Change: 15.8%

General Motors: 2010 sales - 25,646
                           2009 sales - 22,034
                           Change: 16.4%

Honda: 2010 sales - 10,450
            2009 sales - 11,942
 Change: -12.5%

Hyundai: 2010 sales - 11,501
               2009 sales - 10,104
               Change: 13.8%

Infiniti: 2010 sales - 809
           2009 sales - 679
           Change: 19.1%

Jaguar: 2010 sales - 105
             2009 sales - 97
             Change: 8.2%

Kia: 2010 sales - 5,864
       2009 sales - 5,200
       Change: 12.8%

Land Rover: 2010 sales - 213
                    2009 sales - 123
                    Change: 73.2%
 
Lexus: 2010 sales - 1,429
           2009 sales - 1,402
           Change: 1.9%

Mazda: 2010 sales - 7,218
             2009 sales - 6,711
             Change: 7.6%

Mercedes-Benz: 2010 sales - 2,876
                           2009 sales - 2,580
                           Change: 11.5%

MINI: 2010 sales - 501
          2009 sales - 528
          Change: -5.1%

Mitsubishi: 2010 sales - 1,604
                  2009 sales - 1,744
                  Change: -8.0%

Nissan: 2010 sales - 7,248
             2009 sales - 6,743
             Change: 7.5%

Porsche: 2010 sales - 180
               2009 sales - 170
               Change: 5.9%

Smart: 2010 sales - 233
           2009 sales - 303
           Change: -23.1%

Subaru: 2010 sales - 2,316
             2009 sales - 1,763
            Change: 31.4%

Suzuki: 2010 sales - 730
             2009 sales - 1,273
            Change: -42.7%

Toyota: 2010 sales: 14,607
            2009 sales: 17,198
            Change: -15.1%
 
Volkswagen: 2010 sales - 4,479
                     2009 sales 4,513
                    Change: -0.8%

Volvo: 2010 sales - 716
           2009 sales - 901
           Change: -20.5%

Light Vehicle Sales: 2010 - 154,565
                                2009 - 138,500
                               Change: 11.6%

- Figures courtesy of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants