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Our expert analysts share their views on the automotive industry, whether it be in relation to global car sales, recent events, what they think is going to happen next in the market or just their thoughts on some exclusive data from our forecasts – offering invaluable insights into both the industry and our thinking.

Latest Posts

Global automotive industry: keeping up to speed

Pete Kelly, Managing Director, LMC Automotive

06 October 2021

LMC's new Global Automotive Navigator offers real-time updates to our Global Light Vehicle Sales Forecasts.

Chip shortage finally bites in India

Ammar Master, Senior Manager, Asia Pacific Vehicle Forecasts

04 October 2021

Festival season in India usually augurs a peak in car sales, but chip shortages are likely to curtail inventory significantly this year.

No quick fix: the driver shortage and the UK fuel crisis

Zita Zigan, Director, Global Vehicle Forecasting

01 October 2021

The global driver shortage is a deep structural problem that has built up over many years and now we are seeing the impact.

Global Light Vehicle demand hit hard by supply disruptions, delaying recovery by more than a year

Jeff Schuster, President, Americas Operation & Global Vehicle Forecasting

24 September 2021

The impact of the delta variant, coupled with ongoing chip shortages, is likely to lead to a delay in returning to pre-pandemic conditions

The impact of the procurement crisis on European OEMs

James Norris, Senior Analyst, European Light Vehicle Production

17 September 2021

With raw material price increases, semiconductor shortages and production bottlenecks, vehicle output remains significantly reduced.

IT companies take centre stage in China’s NEV market

Yan Zhang, Powertrain Market Analyst

01 September 2021

China's New Energy Vehicle sector remains on a robust upward trend and tech companies want a piece of the action.

South African sales continue to fall short of potential

Ben Trevis, Analyst - EMEA

26 August 2021

Light Vehicle sales in South Africa had stagnated in recent years, so when the pandemic struck, the market was only going to go one way.

Chinese market shows a K-shaped recovery

James Zhu, Powertrain Analyst, China

23 August 2021

China's economy is showing a K-shaped recovery since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. This pattern is also evident in the auto market.

Follow the money: Investing in North American production

Katelyn Drake, Americas Light Vehicle Production Forecasting Analyst

18 August 2021

Automakers in North America are investing heavily in vehicle assembly plants. What impact could this have on the production landscape?

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