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.

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On 11 January, Ford announced that it is ceasing manufacturing in Brazil. Output in Camaçari, where the Ka and EcoSport are built, is to end immediately, with engine production in Taubaté also being terminated. The plant that builds the Troller T4 is expected to shut down in Q4. Ford has now shifted its focus to production of the Ranger in Argentina, and assembly of the Transit model in Uruguay – which is yet to begin and will take place in a third-party facility – alongside other imported models.


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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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