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Cars and Commercial Vehicles - UK - July 2018

“The cars and commercial vehicle market contracted in 2017 amidst political and economic uncertainty and the decline of diesel. This followed two years of bumper sales and production. Last year’s slump was underpinned by low domestic demand, which fell in line with wavering business and consumer confidence.
Nonetheless, there remain clear pockets of growth, with strong growth in the alternatively-fuelled vehicle sector and luxury exports, particularly in North America and the Far East. However, the market is expected to weaken further in 2018 due to economic pressures, subdued investment and the need for the UK to reposition itself in the global trade arena.”
– Marco Amasanti, B2B Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • Brexit and potential trade barriers
  • Demonisation of diesel

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Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Following record sales in 2016, the industry is set to face a period of difficulty
              • Figure 1: UK total vehicle registrations and forecast, 2013-2022
            • Production fell in 2017
              • Figure 2: Total vehicle production, 2013-2017
            • Decline in diesel and the rise of alternatively-fuelled vehicles
              • Figure 3: Decline in diesel and growth in AFV registrations, 2013-2017
            • The global market
              • Low consumer confidence
                • Companies and brands
                  • Expansion of electric offerings
                    • Heavy investment in Chinese market
                      • What we think
                      • Issues and Insights

                        • Brexit and potential trade barriers
                          • The facts
                            • The implications
                              • Demonisation of diesel
                                • The facts
                                  • The implications
                                  • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                    • Total vehicle registrations and production fell in 2017
                                      • Alternatively-fuelled vehicles continue to enjoy uptake
                                        • The market is set to face a period of great uncertainty
                                        • Market Size

                                          • Registrations
                                            • Figure 4: Total vehicle registrations, 2013-2017
                                          • Production
                                              • Figure 5: Total vehicle production, 2013-2017
                                          • Market Segmentation

                                            • Passenger cars
                                              • Figure 6: Passenger car registrations and production, 2013-2017
                                            • Commercial vehicles
                                              • Figure 7: Commercial vehicle registrations and production, 2013-2017
                                            • Alternatively-fuelled vehicles
                                                • Figure 8: Alternatively-fuelled vehicles registrations, 2013-2017
                                            • Market Forecast

                                              • Industry set to face a period of uncertainty
                                                • Figure 9: UK vehicle registration forecast, 2018-2022
                                              • Commercial vehicles to be less impacted
                                                • Cars
                                                  • Commercial vehicles
                                                    • Figure 10: UK vehicle registration forecast, by cars and commercial vehicles, 2018-2022
                                                  • The decline of diesel
                                                    • Figure 11: UK forecast for new diesel cars, 2017-2019
                                                  • Correlating growth in AFVs
                                                  • The Impact of the Economy

                                                    • Inflation surpassed wage growth in 2017, but there are signs of change in 2018
                                                      • Growing scrutiny on car financing
                                                      • Market Trends

                                                        • Consumer confidence
                                                          • Figure 12: Mintel financial confidence tracker, January 2016-April 2018
                                                        • Further Vehicle Excise Duty increases
                                                          • Figure 13: Vehicle Excise Duty, April 2017-April 2018
                                                        • Growth in the fleet sector
                                                            • Figure 14: Car registrations by sales type, % of total, 2017
                                                          • The global market
                                                            • Figure 15: UK top car export destinations, 2017
                                                        • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                          • Consecutive growth across Infrastructure
                                                            • The move to electric and the phasing out of diesel
                                                              • Mergers and Acquisitions
                                                              • Industry Structure

                                                                • Industry Development
                                                                  • Changes in the structure of the industry
                                                                      • Figure 16: Analysis of changes in the structure of the cars and commercial vehicles industry, by number of outlets and businesses, 2013-2017
                                                                    • Structure by turnover
                                                                      • Figure 17: Analysis of the financial structure of the cars and commercial vehicles industry, by turnover and number of businesses, 2016 and 2017
                                                                    • Structure by employment
                                                                      • Figure 18: Analysis of the employment structure of the cars and commercial vehicles industry, by number of businesses, 2016 and 2017
                                                                  • Competitive Strategies

                                                                    • Electric vehicles
                                                                      • Growing Chinese interest
                                                                        • Plans to phase out diesel engines
                                                                        • Company Profiles

                                                                          • Daimler UK
                                                                            • Recent company activity
                                                                              • Financial information
                                                                                • Figure 19: Financial analysis of Daimler, 2013-2017
                                                                              • Ford Motor Co Ltd
                                                                                • Recent company activity
                                                                                  • Financial information
                                                                                    • Figure 20: Financial analysis of Ford Motor Co Ltd, 2012-2016
                                                                                  • Peugeot Motor Company Ltd
                                                                                    • Recent company activity
                                                                                      • Financial information
                                                                                        • Figure 21: Financial analysis of Peugeot Motor Co Ltd, 2012-2016
                                                                                      • Volkswagen Group UK Ltd
                                                                                        • Recent company activity
                                                                                          • Financial information
                                                                                            • Figure 22: Financial analysis of Volkswagen Group UK Ltd, 2012-2016
                                                                                          • Volvo Group UK Ltd
                                                                                            • Recent company activity
                                                                                              • Financial information
                                                                                                • Figure 23: Financial analysis of Volvo Group UK Ltd, 2012-2016
                                                                                            • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                • Abbreviations
                                                                                                  • Methodology
                                                                                                  • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                    • Trade associations
                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                        • Trade events

                                                                                                        Cars and Commercial Vehicles - UK - July 2018

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