Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry: Industrial Outlook Autumn 2014

The Conference Board of Canada, 12 pages, January 8, 2015
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This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s Motor Vehicle Manufacturing Industry.

Document Highlights

  • Sales Are Up—Car sales are setting new records in Canada and continue to improve fast in the U.S.; this will help manufacturers ramp up production and sell inventories.
  • Honda Invests—Honda has announced an $857‑million investment in its plants in Alliston, Ontario, and named Alliston as the lead plant for its next-generation Civic. This investment will improve efficiency and ensure the plants’ operation.
  • GM to Close Oshawa Plant—GM is expected to cease production at its Consolidated Line in 2016 and no firm commitment has been made about pursuing production at the Flex Line.

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