A Bird's-Eye View of the Canadian Asset-Based Finance and Leasing Market


Prepared for CFLA by Quantitative Economic Decisions, Inc. (QEDinc) and published yearly in the CFLA Annual Report (highlights) and as a stand-alone publication, the Canadian Market Overview (CMO) provides a review of recent trends along with the outlook for and highlights of major directions in the asset-based finance sector.


Highlights of the Canadian Market Overview

  • Canada’s asset-based finance and leasing market continued to grow in 2019 with new business volumes up 1.3% to $132.8 billion and total assets financed up 4.2% to $440.5 billion

  • This was down from the 2.2% growth in new business and 5.4% growth in total assets financed in 2018

  • New business activity in 2019 was led by the retail vehicle market at 1.3% while the fleet (commercial) vehicle market followed with growth of 1.1%

  • The $132.8 billion in new assets financed by the ABF sector in 2019 accounts for $85 billion or 3.7% of Canada’s GDP



Latest edition: Canadian Market Overview


Questions and More Information

For questions and more information on the Candian Market Overview, please contact Robin Somerville at QEDinc.


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