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LMC Automotive offers timely reporting of the latest data sets and estimates for several automotive markets around the world including, global car sales, the Chinese, Indian and ASEAN automotive markets and the Western European Diesel market.

Global Light Vehicle Sales Update

September 2022

The Global Light Vehicle (LV) selling rate continued its gradual improvement for the fourth consecutive month to 94 mn units/year, up from the 90 mn units/year performance in July, and the strongest result of the year thus far. Despite the month-on-month improvements, the year-to-date (YTD) raw sales figure is still down 3.8% from the same period in 2021. China continues to lead the recovery as August saw selling rates shoot to record levels with the support of the temporary purchase tax cut. In North America and Europe, selling rates again highlighted ongoing supply disruption.

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W European Passenger Car Sales

September 2022

The Western Europe selling rate improved to 12.4 mn units/year in August, from 9.5mn units/year in July. However, this uptick should not be overemphasised as August is normally the weakest month for new vehicle registrations in the region. Overall, new registrations for the month stood at 650k units, which despite being disappointing, is still a 3.7% improvement on the performance of August 2021. The year-to-date (YTD) selling rate of 9.9 mn units/year is down 6.7% from the overall 2021 result, which is consistent with a year fraught with ongoing supply-side issues.

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W European Diesel Car Market

September 2022

August’s diesel share result in the region marked one year since the long-term decline subsided and diesel’s portion of car sales has hovered around one fifth of the total. As a result, the YoY share loss fell below one percentage point for the first time since the lengthy decline set in. Volume-wise, the size of the August diesel market was just one thousand units smaller than a year ago. Year-to-date though, more than 450k fewer diesel cars have been delivered, leading to a January-August cumulative total of 1.26 mn units compared with 1.72 mn in the same period of 2021.

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ASEAN LV Sales

September 2022

After the ASEAN5 Light Vehicle (LV) market grew by 21% YoY in H1 2022, LV sales continued to increase, up 52% YoY in July. As such, ASEAN sales increased by 25% YoY to 1.84 mn units sold in January-July 2022.

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China LV Sales

October 2022

Passenger Vehicle (PV) sales (i.e., wholesales) increased by 36% year-on-year (YoY) to 2.17 mn units in August 2022 with growth remaining strong. The Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segment was almost unchanged in the month, on sales of 0.22 mn units. The overall Light Vehicle (LV) market ended August with an increase of 32% YoY, and a total of 2.39 mn units sold. Year-to-date LV sales totalled 16.73 mn this year, up by 5.6%.

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India LV Sales

September 2022

Despite worsening economic conditions, the Indian market continued to accelerate. Light Vehicle (LV) wholesales in July improved by 6% from the month before, to 392k units, as easing semiconductor shortfalls allowed OEMs to further increase output to meet backlogged orders. Passenger Vehicle (PV) sales gained by 5% versus June, to 331k units, while the volume of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) with GVW up to 6T expanded by 9% month-on-month to 61k units.

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