Automotives Insight

Automotives Insight brings you analysis of regional trends, regulatory changes, projects and investments plus competitive intelligence on the growth strategies of leading companies in the sector

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Industry Trend Analysis - Sales Recovery Gaining Pace - JULY 2017

Americas June 2017 / Ecuador / Industry

Ecuador's removal of import quotas for new vehicles is having an even stronger impact on new vehicle sales growth than we had previously anticipated. This has prompted us to raise our vehicle sales growth forecast for 2017 to 41.2%, up from 20.5% previously.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Domestic Recovery And ASEAN Markets To Support Autos Production - JULY 2017

Asia June 2017 / Thailand / Industry

Autos production in Thailand will expand 2.8% in 2017, reaching 2mn units, supported by a revival in domestic vehicle sales and robust demand in the ASEAN markets of Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. A slowdown in demand in one of Thailand's most important vehicle export markets, Saudi Arabia, will provide headwinds to vehicle output growth.

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Industry Trend Analysis - EV Sales To Grow On Incentives - JULY 2017

Emerging Europe June 2017 / Romania / Industry

Romania's decision to increase incentives for new EV purchases and renew its scrappage scheme will have a positive impact on sales but do not warrant an increase in our light vehicle sales forecasts. The EV segment will see the biggest benefit thanks to this significant increase in incentives offered for each new EV purchased.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Autos: Top Five Political Risk Flashpoints - JULY 2017

Middle East & Africa June 2017 / Global / Industry

New leaders, trade negotiations and unstable administrations mean political risk is an overarching theme in the autos sector. Here we highlight five countries that we consider immediate flashpoints that could impact the sector.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Healthy Labour Market And Cheap Credit To Fuel Car Sales - JULY 2017

Western Europe June 2017 / Germany / Industry

A healthy German labour market and access to cheap credit will translate into growth of 4.4% in passenger car sales in 2017.

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