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Automotive industry search tips:

In our databases the automotive industry may be classified under headings such as Motor industry, Car industry, Commercial vehicles

Company databases may use SIC codes or NAIC codes and in the field of finance the GICS codes may be used (or an ICB for the UK). More information.


Learn about the Automotive industry

IBIS World                  

Provides detailed market research reports for UK, US, China and (limited) global.
Searching for automotive finds reports on topics such as Global Car and Automobile Manufacturing, Automobile Interior Manufacturing (US), Engine Manufacturing in China (China).

Technavio Insights   

Recommended resource for researching the automotive market. Market reports for many different automotive components as well as broader reports e.g. high performance cars and electric cars.

Statista Statistics, reports and infographics on various aspects of the automotive industry around the world.
Marketline Advantage Contains basic industry and company profiles for sectors such as Automotive manufacturing, Automotive aftermarket, Light trucks and New cars.
MergentOnline Use Mergent to find, company financials, short industry reports and analyst research reports on this sector.

Finance Zone only

Go to > Function <BI> and select sectors and sub-sectors. Information available for Automotive sector includes cost analysis, market share and production and sales data.
Or use the function <RES>. 

Web sources

Automotive Industry - PWC
PWC produce regular insights on various aspects of the automotive industry

European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Industry statistics and publications including a 2018/19 industry pocketbook.

US Motor Vehicle Trade Statistics
Legacy site provides statistical data from the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration from 2014-2019.

International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers
Includes sales and production data

Automotive reports - BCG
BCG produce regular reports on different aspects on the Automotive industry, including reports on the impact of Covid-19 on the industry and a 2020 report on the Electric Car Tipping Point.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (UK)
Numerous reports and data available including 2019 report on sustainability in the industry. 

KPMG Automotive Institute
Global Automotive Executive survey is an annual report from KPMG. The 2019 report is currently available.  Additionally their Automotive Institute also has a separate website looking at "Digital Gravity".

Automotive Insights
Recent McKinsey reports some forecasting to 2030.

News and keeping up to date

Science Direct                  
Covers business and sci/tech. Good for academic articles on materials, technologies and processes in automotive manufacturing.
Factiva Our global news database with news wires, newspapers, websites and trade and professional titles. For a more targeted search try limiting the sources to the automotive industry.
FT.Com Prior registration required. Click here for registration. (It is included when searching Factiva)
Economist No need to register - just search. 
ProQuest Business Premium Collection Covers business and industry journals, news wires and reports. Includes some content from Just-Auto