Richmond Hill, Ontario – The percentage of new vehicles sold in Prince Edward Island soared in February 2011, while it dropped the most in Nova Scotia when compared with February 2010, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

Overall, sales across the country dropped by 4.2 per cent. DesRosiers cautioned that “it is very early in the year and our poorest sales months are always January and February. Trends can change quickly when we get into better-selling months and key themes will not really emerge until May or June.”

Sales for February were as follows:

Province February 2011 February 2010 % change
       
British Columbia 10,704 10,091 +6.1
Alberta 13,356 13,448 -0.7
Saskatchewan 2,779 3,115 -10.8
Manitoba 2,759 2,807 -1.7
Ontario 36,079 37,086 -2.7
Quebec 23,546 26,029 -9.5
New Brunswick 2,067 2,485 -16.8
Prince Edward Island 511 297 +72.1
Nova Scotia 2,531 3,188 -20.6
Newfoundland 1,674 1,697 -1.4
       
Total 96,006 100,243 -4.2

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