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Banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, logistics and leasing companies, government institutions and trade and industry associations all need, to a greater or lesser extent, a detailed understanding and picture of where the industry has been, where it is today and what is driving change tomorrow. LMC Automotive offers you a focused, unbiased, and objective view of the industry and the future of the car market – all supported by a global team of experts to help you make sense of it all.

I am not an OEM or component supplier, but I rely on information regarding the automotive sector. How can your insights help me...

…. see the “big picture” of what’s happening in global and regional economies?

LMC Automotive is partnered with Oxford Economics, one of the world’s most-respected economic forecasting firms. We provide comprehensive macroeconomic analysis for 135 countries in our Global Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts, and provide context for how macroeconomic changes impact vehicle demand and buying patterns.

…. as a financial institution, identify and outline future risks and opportunities in the automotive sector to support our investment evaluation research, letters of intent, memorandums of understanding, regulatory filings, etc.?

While many financial industry clients do work with us on a subscription basis, LMC Automotive also frequently supports the financial industry with ad hoc requests for customised analysis of all scopes and sizes to support these kinds of activities.

…. analyse global and regional segment dynamics?

Every vehicle sold or produced globally can be fitted into a global segmentation scheme. Additionally, each region has a segmentation structure unique to those markets. The detail in our forecasts enable deep-dive analysis of segment dynamics (and their evolution) both locally and worldwide. LMC Automotive will also customise our services to your unique segmentation scheme.

... compare forecasts I have received with those of a completely independent forecaster of all OEM brands?

The Global Light Vehicles Sales Forecast, published with JATO Dynamics, provides forecasts of vehicle sales of all OEMs giving you the opportunity to view and compare their vehicle forecasts with those of a completely independent and unbiased voice in the market.

…. see the global picture for the future, specifically for hybrid and electric vehicles?

The majority of future demand for hybrid, electric and other alternative powertrain vehicles are expected to come from three key markets – the US, China and Europe. The LMC Automotive Global Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Forecast is the industry’s only model-level forecast into future sales and new model introductions for these key markets as well as a 12 others. Economic, fiscal, regulatory and technical drivers of growth are balanced against OEM investment plans and customer attitudes on new technologies for these key markets.

…. understand the current and future global automotive market from a broader perspective? We need the outlook for the industry without getting into the minutiae.

The Global Light Vehicle Forecast service is the ideal solution for anyone who wants to understand the “bigger picture” of trends within the automotive industry. Covering both sales and production in a single service, the GLVF is a valuable resource. Updated on a quarterly basis, the GLVF provides the outlook for Light Vehicle sales by region, country, sales group, segment and brand, as well as production by region, country, sales group, segment and nameplate. Additionally, this service includes vehicle lifecycle charts, parc data, comprehensive analysis of global macroeconomics and assessments of the world’s major automotive manufacturers.

…. compare the relative “showroom age” of vehicle line-ups?

Each quarter, LMC Automotive updates a deep-dive analysis of every major OEM (Sales Group) around the world, including vehicle line-up age and new model activity summaries.

… analyse what’s happening specifically in the fast growing emerging markets?

We offer comprehensive stand-alone historical and forecast reports for the rapidly growing China, India and ASEAN markets, covering sales, production and powertrain trends across both Light and Medium/Heavy Vehicle sectors.

…. understand the impact of natural disasters and other “shock” events?

When these events occur, LMC Automotive’s global team release impact assessments, detailing the expected effect on our forecast as well as a clear understanding of risks.

…. with my monthly or quarterly reporting?

Our offerings are flexible. If you need data prepared in a specific format or template, we can customise deliverables to your needs.

…. understand the rationale behind your forecasts?

We frequently tell our clients that “there’s a story behind every number” we publish. Our global team of analysts are always available to help you fully understand our forecast and to provide insights into our outlook.

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SAAR (April 2023)

Global Light Vehicle sales rose from 84 mn units/year in March to 86 mn units/year in April.

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The number of plants is expected to grow until 2020, after which year, the number will start to decline.

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4,651,491 Battery Electric Vehicles were sold in 2021, a 110% YoY increase.

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