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August 3, 2020

U.S. Auto Sales Chartbook. July 2020

New vehicle sales were stronger than expected in 2Q, resulting in an upward revision to our annual forecast. However, sales were still 33.7% below the levels observed in 2Q19, the worst decline since 2Q09.
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  • USA

May 8, 2020

U.S. Auto Sales Chartbook. May 2020

COVID-19 will have a negative impact on vehicle sales through 2020 due to lockdowns and economic contraction. The worst impact is likely to be felt in 2Q.
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  • USA

February 27, 2020

Mexico | Automotive sector: challenges and opportunities

In the last 25 years, the Mexican automotive sector has been a success story. The sector (which includes auto parts) is of great importance for the Mexican economy.

January 31, 2020

U.S. Auto Sales Chartbook. January 2020

New vehicle sales were 16.9 million in 2019, 1.7% less than in 2018. Although still solid, 2019 sales were the lowest since 2014. We expect new car sales to slow down further in 2020, due to slower economic growth and less affordable vehicles.
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  • USA

January 29, 2020

Argentina | Automotive Situation

The automotive market was unable to recover from the sharp fall in 2018 due to the exchange and financial tensions that occurred during 2019, the loss of purchasing power and a significantly astringent monetary policy.

October 29, 2019

U.S. Auto Sales Chartbook. October 2019

Solid but stable new vehicle sales through 3Q19. A robust supply of “off-leasing” units and access to credit support sales of used vehicles. Consumer credit remains healthy, although delinquencies keep growing.
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  • USA

July 11, 2019

Colombia Automotive Outlook 2019

This presentation deals with the recent performance and outlook for 2019-2020 of the Colombian economy and automotive sector. Households that buy cars and motorcycles in Colombia are profiled from the Household Budget Survey published in 2018 by DANE.

September 26, 2018

Colombia | Colombian automotive sector starts its engines

We maintain our 2018 vehicle sales growth projection (5.1%) despite the fact that the accumulated annual increase to July has been lower. The automotive fair and the improved performance of consumption in the second half of 2018 will boost this growth. The momentum of sales in 2019 will be even greater.