Canada’s Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Industry: Industrial Outlook Spring 2016

The Conference Board of Canada, 14 pages, June 22, 2016
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This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Industry.

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  • Innovation—Public support for automotive innovation, including the federal $100-million Automotive Supplier Innovation Program and the opening of Ontario’s roads to driverless-vehicle pilot projects, is creating incentives for Canadian auto parts makers to develop globally competitive technologies.
  • Competitiveness—The drop in the Canadian dollar has made Canadian parts manufacturers more competitive in international markets.
  • Investment—Although vehicle assemblers such as GM, Fiat Chrysler, and Toyota are investing in existing Canadian plants, aggregate investment is well below its peak. This, combined with the fact that several key vehicles will no longer be produced in Canada, will limit demand from domestic vehicle manufacturers for Canadian-made auto parts.

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