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Homepage / Researching… the automotive industry

Researching… the automotive industry


If you’re researching any aspect of the automotive industry, look no further. In this post we gather together the best of our resources on the topic. Check out the following:


Fitch’s BMI content includes reports on over 100 countries and regions of the world. Generally include a SWOT analysis along with data on production, sales and trade. Country-specific reports also include forecast figures where available.

Anything else I should know?
Reports updated quarterly. Type autos and your country into the search bar for instant access.


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Includes reports on various aspects of the automotive industry across a wide variety of countries. These include industry performance and outlook, operating conditions and short profiles of leading companies.

Anything else I should know?
Reports updated approx. every 12 months.


Mintel's Car Purchasing Process report

A more customer-focused look at various sections of the UK industry, including the car purchasing process. Current reports also cover the car after-market, service and repair. The UK Car Review is also available, providing analysis of market trends and brand preferences.

Anything else I should know?
To download from Mintel, export individual report sections to your ‘basket’ then use the ‘Presentations’ menu to access your Export basket and download your chosen content.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions on industry research, please do get in touch.

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Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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