MONTREAL, June 1 General Motors Co on
Thursday reported it sold 31,149 vehicles in Canada last month,
a 36 percent rise compared with a year earlier, fueled by demand
for crossovers and light trucks.
The company added that was its best performance for May in
eight years. It contrasted with a 16.4 percent drop in sales in
May 2016 versus the year-earlier period.
In April, total Canadian auto sales declined for the first
time in 2017.
However, GM reported the sale of 30,948 vehicles in April,
an increase of 16 per cent over the same month a year earlier.
About 1.97 million vehicles were sold in Canada last year, a
record full-year high, due to higher consumer demand for pickups
Scotiabank senior economist Carlos Gomes forecast in April
that Canadian auto sales would decline slightly in 2017 to about
1.94 million units.
(Reporting By Allison Lampert; Editing by Jim Finkle and W