Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Car & Automobile Manufacturing in Canada

Over the five years to 2019, the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry in Canada has struggled to recover as many automakers have moved operations abroad. Dissuaded by high labour costs in Canada, many international automakers have refocused investments toward Mexico and the United States. Although demand for vehicles has rebounded, industry operators have been gradually scaling back operations domestically in favour of manufacturing in other countries. Operators in Mexico benefit from lower wage costs, which can be passed on to downstream markets in the form of lower selling prices. Over the five years to 2024, automakers are expected to continue their off-shoring strategies, moving production to the United States and Mexico, which will likely decrease the amount of production in Canada. However, disposable income levels are anticipated to rise, and demand from new car dealers is expected to climb moderately.

Companies in this industry manufacture cars and automobile chassis. These companies, referred to as automakers, typically produce cars, including electric cars, in assembly plants. The manufacture of light trucks (e.g. vans, pickups and SUVs) and heavy trucks is excluded from this industry. In addition, crossover vehicles (CUVs) are excluded from this industry as well, despite being built on car chassis.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Canadian effective exchange rate index
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table FCA Canada Inc. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
    • Table Honda Canada Inc. (industry-relevant operations) –financial performance*
    • Table General Motors of Canada Company (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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