Forecasting and proprietary advisory services

Our forecast is published on a quarterly basis and covers all light vehicle producing regions of the world. Our analysts use a combination of established and proven forecasting techniques and methodologies to update these data sets for every vehicle produced around the world and offer both operational and normalized capacity forecasts for each assembly facility.

The light vehicle forecast can also be accompanied with a subscription to our powertrain consumption forecast and/or a bodystyle forecast service for North America and Europe down to the plant level. The Autofacts forecast services can be configured to meet a diverse set of information requirements from on-demand, one-time purchases, to annual subscriptions to access via our client portal using Autofacts' proprietary data query tool.

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Forecast products


Light vehicle assembly forecast

Global light vehicle production data at your fingertips

  • Rolling seven year forecast window
  • Historical data available back to 1990
  • Baseline, upside and downside scenarios

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Standard data set
Region Current Alliance Group Platform
Country Vehicle Assembler Product Code
Brand Assembly Plant Size / Segment
Nameplate SOP / EOP Body Type

Powertrain forecast

Engine and transmission consumption

Powertrain consumption vs. production forecast:

  • Consumption forecast tracks engines and transmissions at the point of consumption within a vehicle (while still sourcing back to a plant location).
  • Production forecast only tracks where the component was produced.

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Standard data set
Powertrain Engine Transmission
Powertrain Engine Transmission
Design Organisation Engine Location Transmission Type
Code Cylinders (#) Configuration
Family Intake Type Gears (#)
Plant Source Engine Position Transmission Family
SOC / EOC Valves per Cylinder  
Consumption Volume Valvetrain  
  Engine Type  
  Displacement  
  Transaxle  
  Fuel Type  

Capacity forecast

Vehicle & module assembly plant data

Available capacity types:

  • Operational: Operating capacity, based on current jobs per hour rates, shifts, and working days. Also known as "real time" capacity.
  • Normalised: Defined using set metrics...two shifts @ 8 hours per day, times 235 working days. Generally seen as the standard industry metric for determining capacity utilisation.

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Bodystyle forecast

Available for North American & European Union markets

Bodystyle outlook provides both historical data (from 2005) and forecasted outlook to help users gauge demand for bodystyle parts and components.

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Standard data set
North America Bodystyle Classifications
2-Dr Chassis Cab 2-Dr Extended Cab Pickup 2-Dr Regular Cab Pickup 3-Dr Hatch 3-Dr Panel Van 3-Dr SUV
3-Dr Window Van 4-Dr Chassis Cab 4-Dr Crew Cab Pickup 4-Dr Extended Cab Pickup 4-Dr MPV 4-Dr Panel Van
4-Dr Window Van 5-Dr Hatch 5-Dr MPV 5-Dr SUV 5-Dr Station Wagon Convertible
Coupe Crossover Roadster Sedan Sport Utility Truck Sport Utility Wagon
European Union Bodystyle Classifications
3-Dr Hatch 3-Dr SUV 5-Dr Hatch 5-Dr MPV
5-Dr SUV 5-Dr Station Wagon Car Derived Van Convertible
Coupe Crossover Light Commercial Vehicle Pickup
Roadster Sedan Sport Utility Truck Sport Utility Wagon

More information

The Autofacts forecast services can be configured to meet a diverse set of information requirements from on-demand, one-time purchases, to annual subscriptions to access via our client portal with Autofacts' proprietary data query tool.

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Autofacts methodology: Providing a balanced industry outlook

Utilising proprietary forecasting methodology, Autofacts sales & assembly balancers track and weigh numerous industry variables. The collective knowledge and experience of Autofacts is then leveraged to finalise forecast assumptions that serve as a building block for a number of products and service offerings.

Contact us

Tsukasa Watanabe
Asia-Pacific Leader
Tel: +1 (213) 356 6388
Email

Christoph Stürmer
Global Lead Analyst
Tel: +49 69 9585 6269
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