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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.

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

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.

Will Canada’s proposed luxury vehicle tax hurt sales?

John Zekany, Americas Vehicle Forecast Analyst

09 August 2021

A proposed luxury goods tax came to fruition in Canada's Budget 2021. What impact will this have on luxury vehicle sales?

How the pandemic has reshaped Korea’s car buyer demographics

LMC Korea Analytics Team

29 July 2021

Amidst a global pandemic, Korea has seen remarkable sales volumes. What are the factors that have contributed to this outcome?

Emerging Asia still not out of the woods

May Arthapan, Director, Asia Pacific Forecasting

20 July 2021

With Asia struggling to contain the pandemic, LV sales remain weak at present. What can we expect for the remainder of 2021 and beyond?

US sales boom, defying the odds

Augusto Amorim, Senior Manager, Americas Vehicle Sales Forecasts

02 July 2021

Despite the automotive industry facing a number of challenges, US vehicle sales continue to surpass expectations.

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