LMC Automotive Global Light Vehicle Sales Update (October 2018)



  • Global Light Vehicle (LV) sales fell 3.8% in year‐on‐year (YoY) terms in October, while the selling rate rose to 92.2 mn units/year, from September’s 90.2 mn units/year.
  • The continuing cooling of the Chinese LV market is exerting a significant influence over global sales, while Western Europe has been slow to recover from WLTP‐related disruption. North American sales were virtually flat YoY in October, with some of the few areas of growth coming from Japan and Korea.