Press Releases

Vehicle supply crisis causes September US auto sales to fall to their lowest level in 2021, bringing the recovery to a halt

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Lack of Inventory Severely Constrains September New-Vehicle Sales As Per-Vehicle Prices and Profits Reach All-Time High

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Amidst inventory constraints, US selling rate falls sharpy to lowest level since the start of pandemic and relief may be further out than previously thought

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Inventory constraints keep August new vehicle sales down; profitability up as production fails to keep up with demand

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US Sales remained on a downward trajectory in July, with the annual selling rate falling to its lowest point in 2021

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Impact of EU proposal for revised 2030 new car average CO₂ emissions and 2035 zero CO₂ emission targets

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Lean inventories cool down US Light Vehicle sales in June, dragging the annual selling rate down to its lowest point since August 2020

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New Vehicle demand remains red hot in June, but low inventory cools sales pace

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New Vehicle sales in May on pace to set another monthly record; consumer expenditures and retailer profit per unit reach all-time highs

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April US Light Vehicle sales hit highest monthly selling rate since July 2005, despite inventory at historic lows

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Buyers will spend more on New Vehicles than in any other April

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March US Light Vehicle sales shatter expectations and reach an annual selling rate of 18 million units, the highest ever for the month

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Despite lean inventory, US auto industry breaks multiple records in first quarter thanks to strong retail demand

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Severe weather and fewer selling days cause a 13% drop in US sales in February compared with the same month last year

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US Auto Sales strong in February despite adverse weather and lean inventory levels

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With a 16.6 mn unit selling rate, US January Light Vehicle sales avoided the expected start of the year “hangover” despite lean inventory and high level of uncertainty

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With US December Light Vehicle sales reaching 1.62 million units, the total YoY decline of 14.8% has come in at a far better number than expected 8 months ago

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Memorable (or Forgettable) Year to End Positively as US December Sales Up and Average Transaction Prices Surpass $38,000 for First Time

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With three fewer selling days, US November volumes fell to 1.19 mn LVs, returning to a double-digit decline after two months of growth

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US Vehicle Retail Sales Decline due to Quirky Sales Calendar; When Adjusted for Selling Days, Retail Sales Stable

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October US Light Vehicle sales hit 1.35 million units, keeping road to recovery steady but pace going forward is still uncertain

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US Vehicle Sales Rise for Second Consecutive Month; Incentives Fall Below 9% of MSRP for First Time Since 2016

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Despite risks and uncertainties, US Auto Sector flexes its muscles with a 4% Year-on-Year increase in September

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US Retail Sales to Post First Gain Since February; Average Transaction Prices Reach Highest Level Ever

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Despite a 19% YoY drop in August US Light Vehicle Sales, August’s numbers still beat expectations

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Inventory Constraints Impede August Vehicle Sales; Average US Vehicle Prices Reach All-Time High

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US Sales Recovery Sees Slight Pause in July; Consumer Expenditures Nearly Flat vs. 2019

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February Retail Sales to Surpass More Than a Million Units For Only Third Time Since 2005

February retail sales update


Autoland Germany: Stalled production set for turnaround

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German version


Coronavirus Outbreak Having Major Impact on Chinese Automotive Market

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2020 Annual Retail Sales Expected to Fall to 13.48 Million; January to See Modest Declines Despite Record Incentives

January retail sales update


2020: Global truck market set for a difficult year

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2020: An end to the global car market slump?

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Retail Sales Remain Robust in October as Average Transaction Price Exceeds $34,000 for First Time Ever

October retail sales update


Record Q3 Spending Accelerates Auto Sales After Year’s Slow Start

September retail sales update


August to Become Highest Consumer Spending Month Ever As Retail Sales Hit Highest Level Since December 2016

August retail sales update


Consumers Expected to Spend More as Average Vehicle Price Reaches Record Level

 July retail sales update


First Half of 2019 to Deliver Lowest Retail Sales Since 2013

June retail sales update


Forecast: China Light Vehicle car market to shrink again in 2019

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Sales Slow, Discounts Rise—But Average Prices Break Records

May retail sales update


New Vehicle Retail Sales Continue to Decline, But Demand for Expensive Vehicles Rises

April retail sales update


Auto Retail Sales Off to Slowest Q1 Start Since 2013, But Demand for Higher-Priced Vehicles Remains Strong

March retail sales update


After cracking ASEAN code, SAIC gears up for India challenge

Chinese carmaker makes presence felt in Thailand and Indonesia but will face new dynamics in India

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Retail sales are projected to reach 946,600 units, a 2.4% decrease compared with February 2018.

February retail sales update


Why Datsun Continues to struggle in its targeted markets

Right from India to Indonesia and Russia, the brand has fallen woefully short of expectations

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Retail sales are projected to reach 864,300 units, a 2.4% decrease compared with January 2018.

January retail sales update


China’s vehicle market: back to (modest) growth

LMC Automotive forecasts a return to rising car sales in the Middle Kingdom, if perhaps not at the breakneck levels of the past

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Annual Retail Sales Fall for Second Consecutive Year but Consumer Expenditure Reaches Highest Level Ever

December retail sales update


No-Deal Brexit to cost UK auto sector £9 billion per year

Diverging forecasts: LMC Automotive outlines impact of two different Brexit scenarios on light vehicle sales and production in the UK.

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The MPV is dead. Long live the MPV?

LMC Automotive sees the protracted decline of a once flourishing car segment coming to an end in Europe as premium models put a floor of sorts under the market share of MPVs

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Industry Leaders in Automotive Forecasting and Business Intelligence Form Alliance

LMC Automotive and Wards Intelligence Join Forces to Better Serve Automotive Market

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Demand for PHEVs set to stagnate as BEVs steam ahead

LMC Automotive: “Tipping point” in sight for hybrids as incentives and production costs point to battery-electric cars dominating the plug-in vehicle market sooner than expected

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Retail Sales Pace to Decline in October; Incentive Spending Still Falling, but Transaction Prices Rise

October retail sales update


Stormy weather for Jaguar Land Rover’s UK production

LMC Automotive: Uncertainties surrounding diesel and Brexit cloud future at luxury carmaker’s British plants

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Turkey: No reversal in sight for plummeting car sales

Research by LMC Automotive points to a gloomy outlook on back of deteriorating lira, skyrocketing interest rates

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Retail Sales Poised for Largest Gain of 2018; Spending Expected to Fall for Second Straight Month

August retail sales update


Retail Sales Pace to Fall for Fifth Time in 2018, but Incentive Spending on Pace to Decline for First Time Since 2013″

July retail sales update


“Retail Sales Down 2% Through First Half of 2018; Average Transaction Price Reaches Record High”

June retail sales update


“Mixed results expected for New Vehicle Sales in May, as Prices Rise but Sales Pace Falls”

May retail sales update


“New Vehicle Sales Pace to Decline Again Despite Higher Discounts”

April retail sales update


“New Vehicle Sales Pace in March to Post Gains for First Time in 2018”

March retail sales update


“New Vehicle Retail Sales Pace to Fall in February but Transaction Prices to Hit Record Levels”

February retail sales update