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Industry Trend Analysis - Vehicle Sales Riding Wave of Economic Recovery - NOV 2017

Americas September 2017 / Latin America / Industry

Accelerating economic growth in South America, particularly in Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia will provide the strongest support to new vehicle sales in Latin America in 2018. This will outweigh the slower growth being experienced in Mexico's new vehicle market after seven consecutive years of strong growth.


Industry Trend Analysis - Asia Autos: A Positive Outlook Across The Board - NOV 2017

Asia September 2017 / Asia / Industry

We now expect all sub-regions in Asia to achieve positive sales growth in 2017, following some key forecast revisions. The most notable is Japan, where a more buoyant sales outlook will push the Developed Asia market into positive growth.


Industry Trend Analysis - Incentives Take Hold But Affordability And Infrastructure Challenges Loom - NOV 2017

Emerging Europe September 2017 / Romania / Industry

Although Romania's EV incentives have shown some success in driving demand for new EVs, the affordability constraints on consumers, coupled with the country's weak EV charging infrastructure, will dampen the effectiveness of the incentives.


Industry Trend Analysis - MENA Autos: From Safe Haven To Underperformer - NOV 2017

Middle East & Africa September 2017 / Middle East / Industry

The Middle East and North Africa region will now be the worst performing region globally in terms of vehicle sales growth in 2017, after downward revisions to forecasts in key markets. Ongoing weakness in the GCC states has been compounded by policy disruption in Algeria which will weigh on the outlook for the region as a whole.


Industry Trend Analysis - Quick View: German Election - Implications For Autos - NOV 2017

Western Europe September 2017 / Germany / Industry

The likelihood of the CDU, FDP and Greens parties forming a ruling coalition in Germany following the national election will has strengthened our expectations for a tougher crackdown on vehicle emissions, more generous incentives for EVs and more pressure for the state to divest its ownership of Volkswagen shares.