European Trade & Inventory Service
The European Trade & Inventory Service is a new LMC Automotive service, designed to highlight risks that emerge from imbalances in the supply/demand equation in the European Light Vehicle market. This service provides greater clarity concerning OEM inventory levels where previously there has been an absence of information.
Inventory analysis heavily influences aspects of our forecast assumptions, identifying potential risks to the near-term future. Awareness of inventory trends, e.g. that an OEM is overstocked compared to a competitor, is vital to short-term forecasts of production and trade. The trade assessments are critical for those suppliers who have country-specific components on certain vehicles.
Scope and Coverage
The core feature of the European Trade & Inventory Service is an assessment of trade and inventory statistics for European-built Light Vehicles. In addition to sales and production figures, the service provides OEM assessments and critical analysis of key economic indicators, all of which combine to influence European inventory. A thorough understanding of European inventory levels is necessary for any component supplier or manufacturer to remain informed of short-term trade and production trends.
The European Trade & Inventory Service is a monthly service, consisting of a written report and Excel database, published through LMC Automotive's Interactive Delivery System.