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Industry Trend Analysis - Luxury At The Helm Of Sustained Car Sales Recovery - JAN 2017

Americas November 2016 / Argentina / Industry

Argentina's new car sales will continue their double digit growth in 2017 with sales being spurred by more sustainable market fundamentals rather than the temporary effects of dealership restocking being felt in 2016. Of all car segments, we expect the luxury vehicle segment to outperform once again.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Urbanisation And Pollution Challenges Support BYD E-Bus Plant - JAN 2017

Asia November 2016 / China / Industry

We believe that a growing urban Chinese population and the government's ongoing drive to tackle high pollution levels across the country will create a supportive market for BYD's plan to build a new electric bus plant in Xi'an. Once online, this new facility will provide tailwinds to our bus and coach production outlook over our 2017-2020 forecast period.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Bullish Consumer To Support Car Sales In 2017 - JAN 2017

Emerging Europe November 2016 / Bulgaria / Industry

A bullish outlook for private consumption - underpinned by weak inflationary pressure, low borrowing costs and improving employment levels - will translate into a 7.1% expansion in passenger car sales in 2017.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Pay And Allowance Cuts Delay Car Sales Recovery - JAN 2017

Middle East & Africa November 2016 / Saudi Arabia / Industry

Cuts to civil servants' pay and allowances in Saudi Arabia will result in a further contraction in the passenger car market in 2017. Sales will improve in the second half of the year in anticipation of the introduction of VAT in 2018, but a weak first half will keep sales growth for the year negative.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Improving Economy Driving Brighter Sales Outlook - JAN 2017

Western Europe November 2016 / Norway / Industry

Norwegian car sales will expand 2.5% in 2017 driven by an improving economic picture underpinned by improving consumer confidence levels, an improving labour market, weak inflationary pressures and low interest rates.

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