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Industry Trend Analysis - Latin America To Become Global Sales Leader - FEB 2017

Americas January 2017 / Latin America / Industry

Latin America will become the fastest growing region for vehicle sales growth in 2017, growing at 5.4%. A Brazilian and Argentinean recovery will become the main driver of regional vehicle sales growth in the region with regional currency stability and ongoing strength in the Mexican market also providing upward support.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Weak Consumer Sentiment To Drag On New Car Sales - FEB 2017

Asia January 2017 / Hong Kong / Industry

Hong Kong's new car market will weaken further in 2017 dragged down by the city-state's weak economic growth prospects coupled with the negative wealth effects on consumers of the struggling property market which will weigh on discretionary spending

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Industry Trend Analysis - Subsidy Extension Necessary For Sales Growth - FEB 2017

Emerging Europe January 2017 / Russia / Industry

The need to encourage consumer spending has seen the Russian government extended its subsidies to the domestic autos industry for 2017 as we expected, and we, therefore, maintain our forecast of a 5.3% growth in vehicle sales in the country in 2017.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Weak Car Demand And Price Conscious Consumer Support Motorcycle Investment - FEB 2017

Middle East & Africa January 2017 / Egypt / Industry

Weak passenger car demand and a squeezed consumer will mean that the motorcycle segment will provide a cheaper alternative to vehicle ownership for price conscious Egyptians, which will support Ghabbour Auto's planned new motorcycle facility in the country.

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Industry Trend Analysis - EV Subsidies For 2017 Offer More Of The Same - FEB 2017

Western Europe January 2017 / Spain / Industry

The Spanish government's decision to continue subsidising the electric vehicle segment in 2017 with a refreshed purchasing subsidy program will encourage only mild gains for the segment. The new program offers only a marginal increase in total funding and also fails to address vehicle charging infrastructure needs in the market.

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