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Canadian light vehicle sales fell by 19.7pc to 1.5 million units in 2020 compared to 2019 and declined by 5.1pc to 392,162 units in Q4 2020 against the same quarter last year, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturer’s Association of Canada (JAMA Canada). 


The country’s passenger car sales dropped by 36.3pc to 308,593 units last year from 2019 and fell by 23.3pc to 71,316 units in the fourth quarter against Q4 2019. JAMA Canada reported that Canada’s light truck sales dipped by 14.1pc to 1.2 million units in 2020 from the previous year, but increased by 0.1pc to 320,846 units in Q4 2020 from the same quarter in 2019. 


JAMA Canada’s members’ light-vehicle sales dropped by 23.1pc to 546,107 units last year and declined by 8.3pc to 143,598 units in Q4 2020 against the same quarter of 2019. Members’ passenger car sales dropped by 34.3pc to 152,564 units and light truck sales declined by 17.6pc to 393,543 units in 2020. 


In the fourth quarter of 2020, passenger car sales dropped by 21.8pc to 34,430 units from the previous year, while light truck sales were down by 3.1pc to 109,168 units compared to Q4 2019. 


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