About Us


LMC Automotive was founded in 1992. Its creation was the natural evolution of the work undertaken by its parent company, LMC International, on rubber and tyres. Following the implementation of an informal alliance with J.D. Power in 1996, it was acquired by that company in 2004 to round out its global and regional expertise in automotive forecasting. In 2011, LMC International and some of LMC Automotive’s original staff acquired J.D. Power’s entire automotive forecasting activities encompassing sales, production and powertrain forecasting.


Back in the fold of the LMC group, the company has grown rapidly. We have extended and expanded our services in response to demands from our growing client base. We have invested in staff to meet these demands and, where appropriate, entered into new commercial partnerships.

We currently have partnerships with: Oxford Economics, the rapidly growing and highly respected macroeconomic forecasting consultancy, which provides the macroeconomic forecasts on which our top-line sales forecasts are based; J.D. Power, the previous owner of LMC Automotive; ACT Research; Carcon Automotive; Knibb, Gormezano & Partners; and, CENO Automotive.

The latest partnership we have established is with JATO Dynamics, which supplies all our historic sales and registrations data and with whom we have launched a new sales service, the Global Light Vehicle Sales Forecast. This is the first of what we believe will be a string of new and interesting forecasting products. In the marketing area, we are delighted to be working with MarkLines which is very successfully representing our interests in Japan. Please click on Our Partners link to learn more about these partners.

LMC Automotive provides the highest quality global sales and production forecasts for light vehicles and heavy trucks. We also offer forecasts of engine and transmission supply and demand with a strong emphasis on the new and expanding area of electrification in engines. We continue to publish special studies on subjects of topical interest in these areas as well as studies addressing other aspects of the automotive industry.

In a rapidly changing and globalising marketplace and with the reduction in the number of companies offering these essential services, there is an ever-growing need for the information and consulting services provided by LMC Automotive. We offer an essential input for the future success of your company and the size and variety of our client base bears testimony to the quality of our services, our dedication to continuous product improvement and our unsurpassed client support.

LMC Automotive is part of the LMC group. LMC is the global leader in economic and business consultancy for the agribusiness sector. Founded in 1980, it is privately owned and headquartered in the UK, with further offices throughout the world. It provides market intelligence, analysis and advice to clients who include most of the major organisations around the world involved with agricultural commodities, foods, industrial materials, biofuels and their end-markets.