The USA: Dismantling NAFTA to Raise the Price of Automobiles

by February 19th, 2017

The current talk about President Trump renegotiating the NAFTA deal is particularly placing the automotive industry under the spotlight since a large number of the automobiles sold in the USA are made in Mexico. Dismantling NAFTA could compel some of the automobile manufacturers to relocate their production facilities to the USA, thus having to forsake the […]

Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and October 19th, 2016

In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.

Industry 4.0: German Car Industry Introduces Collaborative Robots

by October 3rd, 2016

The automotive industry is already one of the most automated globally, but the German car industry is planning to increase its levels of automation even further by introducing collaborative robots on assembly lines for the first time. Collaborative robots are anticipated to help an ageing workforce in German factories cope with the workload. In addition, […]

SUVs Become the Largest and Fastest-Growing Automotive Segment in 2015

by September 8th, 2016

LONDON, UK – Global market research company Euromonitor International released today new automotive data. According to the new research, global sales of light vehicles grew 1.7 percent in 2014-2015, driven by the increasing popularity of Sports-utility Vehicles (SUVs), sales of which surged 22 percent since 2015. SUVs overtook lower medium cars to become the largest […]