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Automotive Flash Forecasts

Get quick updates on how the latest actuals will impact total market year-end results

In volatile times, market outlooks can change overnight. For making swift tactical adjustments, regional OEM headquarters and National Sales Companies (NSCs) need an instantaneous assessment of how the latest actuals are impacting full-year market volume.

With in-depth qualitative analysis, the Sales Forecast Flash Reports enable Automotive Sales Organizations to:

  • Access the latest high-level vehicle actuals within days of their release
  • Understand the implications of the latest short-term forecast on business plans
  • Gain insight into the latest year-over-year developments of the leading brands

Forecast Flash Reports provide immediate insight on the latest total market performance figures and a real-time assessment of their impact on the full year forecast outlook. The reports are published on a rolling ad hoc basis immediately following the public release of the latest monthly vehicle actuals data.

The latest actuals from a source you can trust

Forecast Flash Reports include the latest registrations or sales data, together with an automotive market outlook and a concise overview of macroeconomic conditions. The reports are published 12 times per annum for 14 key automotive countries. Published in PDF format, the reports include monthly volume forecasts for the current year, highlight seasonal deviations and callout special impact factors.

Forecast Deliverables
  • Current year passenger vehicle sales forecast by month at national level
  • Year-over-year comparison for top 10 brands
  • General market conditions and latest forecast changes
  • Updated 12x year, within days of sales actuals being released
  • Available for multiple countries
Available Countries
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
From an unrivaled provider

With the acquisition of Polk in 2013, IHS Markit is the largest independent provider of automotive sales and registrations data and a reporting standard within many OEMs. Our forecasts are supported by:

  • An unmatched network of local analysts on the ground in key markets available to discuss your questions about forecast assumptions
  • Unrivalled level of focus and expertise
  • Forecast drawn upon our award-winning in-house macro-economic forecasting data

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