News Release - November 15, 2010
NEW CAR SALES RISE IN SEPTEMBER
A report issued by Statistics Canada today had some good news for Saskatchewan car dealerships. According to the report, new motor vehicle sales in the province rose by 3.2 per cent in September 2010 when compared to September 2009. That was the third-highest percentage increase among the provinces (seasonally unadjusted).
"This is the second month in a row that new car sales were up over the previous year," Enterprise Minister Jeremy Harrison said. "It is very clear that Saskatchewan consumers have confidence in the direction our economy is going."
On a seasonally adjusted basis, new motor vehicle sales were up 5.6 per cent between August 2010 and September 2010. Saskatchewan ranked fourth among the provinces over this period.
"Our province continues to generate real opportunities in business and employment that definitely help to improve the quality of life," Harrison said. "Our goal is to improve on that confidence to make sure this trend continues.
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