Automotive Forecasting

Covering 135 countries and over 150 sales groups, the LMC Automotive team examines global automotive industry dynamics from every angle – macroeconomic trends, sales and demand dynamics, regulatory impacts, manufacturing strategies and technological change.

Blog: US inventory: how low can it go?

There is no denying that Light Vehicle sales in the US and Canada were red hot in March, with volume across the entire region up by 61% year-on-year in March. At 18 million units, the US recorded the highest seasonally adjusted annualised rate on record for the month of March. While this is a welcome trend and a signal that the recovery from the pandemic lows is in full swing, it is met with the harsh reality that Light Vehicle supply cannot keep up. This collision course is sure to define the state of the auto industry in 2021.


Virtual Conference: Global Light Vehicle Outlook Briefing - 20th May 2021, Join us for a unique opportunity to take an in-depth look at the global automotive market in these unprecedented times. Our analysts will be joined by guest speakers to discuss the automotive sector in 2021, providing a comprehensive outlook for the future. Registration open soon.

Public Data

We offer timely reporting of the latest data sets and estimates for several automotive markets around the world. Access our Public Data page to find out more about LMC's unique Global SAAR in addition to monthly updates on China's automotive market.


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We have been forecasting the automotive industry since the 1980s. Hear more about LMC Automotive

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Our services provide the insight and tools required to help you better understand the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

We offer forecasts and market intelligence and analysis into automotive sales, production, powertrain and electrification.

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How we can help you

Whether you are a supplier to the automotive industry, an OEM or other industry participant, LMC’s automotive forecasts can help you with your short-term (operational) monitoring, midterm (tactical) planning and long-term (strategic) initiatives.



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