22 July 2014

Vehicle Production Canada By Make : 2013

Chrysler's Winsdor plant celebrates 30 years of the minivan in 2013
North American car production is rising, in Mexico and the USA that is. Not so north of the 49th parallel. The cost of making cars is high there, especially compared to Mexico. For that reason, Mexico is gaining more car plants, while Canada isn't. The US is also doing well attracting vehicle assembly investment.

It seems the best Canada can hope for is to retain what it has. The challenge for many higher wage car making countries is getting anyone to invest there. Car plants near the market they are selling in is a cost  advantage, but that can be more than negated by worker associated expense.


Car



12 13
Share +/-

1 1 GM 297,853 30.9% -6.8%

3 2 Chrysler 241,824 25.1% 1.4%

4 3 Honda 215,048 22.3% -5.0%

2 4 Toyota 207,570 21.5% -18.3%

5 5 Lancia 2,896 0.3% 61.2%



Total 965,191
-7.2

Utility



12 13
Share +/-

1 1 GM 328,694 13.8% -9.6%

2 2 Chrysler 326,877 13.7% -5.5%

3 3 Toyota 297,765 12.5% 12.3%

4 4 Ford 258,358 10.8% 1.0%

5 5 Honda 193,076 8.1% 5.2%

6 6 Paccar Truck? 9,845 0.4% 5.9%

7 7 VW Truck 7,829 0.3% -14.7%



Total 1,422,444
-0.7



Grand Total 2,387,635
-3.4

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