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Industry Trend Analysis - Three Viable Markets For Toyota Argentina's Exports - NOV 2016

Americas September 2016 / Argentina / Industry

We expect strong vehicle demand in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru to provide Toyota Argentina with export opportunities in the South and Central American region, which will help keep domestic production levels steady in the midst of a downturn in Argentina's largest vehicle export market Brazil.


Industry Trend Analysis - Rising Incomes And Growing Family Sizes To Support PSA Car Sales - NOV 2016

Asia September 2016 / China / Industry

The move by Groupe PSA to focus on SUV and MPV production at its new Chengdu facility will be supported by growing consumer preferences for larger, more premium-feel vehicles as Chinese households become increasingly affluent and family sizes grow.


Industry Trend Analysis - EM Over DM For 2017 Vehicle Sales - NOV 2016

Emerging Europe September 2016 / Russia / Industry

The outperformance of emerging markets in terms of vehicle sales growth will become far more pronounced in 2017 as major EMs recover and DMs plateau or in some cases contract. The gradual recovery of Russia and Brazil, coupled with a slowdown in the US will be central to this view.


Industry Trend Analysis - VW Kenyan Assembly Will Leverage Cost Benefits - NOV 2016

Middle East & Africa September 2016 / Kenya / Industry

The move by Volkswagen South Africa to re-start local assembly in Kenya will provide the company with a launch pad in the East African Region. By leveraging domestic production and the associated decrease in transport costs, the company will be in a position to improve its sales in Kenya and in its export markets in the region.


Industry Trend Analysis - Structural Changes In Economy To Dampen Car Sales - NOV 2016

Western Europe September 2016 / Norway / Industry

We are revising our 2016 Norwegian car sales outlook downwards as the economy continues to adjust to a structural downturn in global energy prices and consumer confidence levels remain low, which will translate into weaker vehicle demand. As a result, we forecast passenger car sales to grow 2.2% in 2016, down from previously forecast expansion of 4.1%.