Statistical Sources for the U.S. and International Automotive Industry
Automotive Monthly Sales Review. Eddystone, PA: WEFA Group, latest edition received.
LC Call Number: HD9710. U5 W45
LC Catalog Record: 90657293
Provided U.S. and Canadian sales forecasts for passenger cars and light trucks. Included a segment sales analysis of automobiles based on data provided by the publication Automotive News. WEFA was absorbed into IHS. This source is good for historical coverage in the 1980's and 1990's.
This is a good site for those looking to research buying a new or used car with car facts and reviews. This is not necessarily a place to buy cars but to research makes and models though there is the ability to "check availability." There is a Data Center which is good for statistics on makes and models as well as other related statistics like market share and recalls.
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(Library of Congress)
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2697
Table of Contents
Global Automobile Industry
North American Market
European & Russian Market
East Asian Market
Industry News and Analysis
The Harbour Report: Competitive Assessment of the North American Automotive Industry. Troy, MI: Harbour and Associates, latest edition received. Annual.
LC Call Number: HD9710 .N57 H37
LC Record: 96649620
Annual review of the automotive industry by an independent management consulting firm. Statistical analysis of the assembly, stamping, engines and transmissions of auto plants for all major car companies. Gives detailed report on each company with charts and graphs. The data available via their Internet site is subscription based.
IHS Subscription Resource
Presents subscribers with comprehensive analysis, forecasts, and data on the automotive industry. Data via IHS comes from print sources from Global Access and WEFA. It also includes information from R.L. Polk & Co. which consists of two divisions – Polk and CARFAX – that provide a market intelligence, tools and analytics and extensive vehicle history information.
International Auto Statistics/ Verband der Automobilindustrie. Frankfurt/Main: Der Verband. Annual.
LC Call Number: HD9710 .A1 I549
LC Catalog Record: 2002203960
Verband der Automobilindustrie web site.
Statistical data on the structure of the motor industry, production, imports/exports and use and ownership of motor vehicles in various countries of the world. Also features international comparisons of the motor industry and worldwide production figures.
National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
The NADA Data section is a good source of data and includes the Monthly Sales Recap, the publication NADA Market Beat, Dealership Financial Profiles, Automotive Retailing State by State, and used car guidelines.
Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac. Houston, TX: Plunkett Research. Annual.
LC Call Number: HD9710 .U5 P58
LC Catalog Record: 2003252437
A comprehensive guide to automotive companies and trends in the U.S. An entire chapter is devoted to automobile industry statistics including production, manufacturing, driving costs, industry employment and dealerships. All Plunkett reports including the Automobile Industry Almanac are available in the subscription database Plunkett Research.
Standard and Poor's Industry Surveys. New York: Standard & Poor's Corp. Quarterly.
LC Call Number: HC106.6 .S74
LC Catalog Record: 77183941
Analyzes the auto and auto parts industries. Presents an industry profile, industry trends, key industry ratios and statistics. This industry survey both current and historical versions, are available in the subscription database S&P NetAdvantage
Ward's Auto Data Center
Ward's publishes many print sources seen throughout this guide. They also publish information on their web page that can be purchased. It includes domestic U.S. data as well as international data on cars and light trucks. It includes sales, plant information, equipment, SAAR, etc. They do offer some Public Data for popular data tables with registration.
Ward's Automotive Yearbook. Southfield, MI: Ward's Communications.
LC Call Number: HD9710 .U5 W3
LC Catalog Record: 40033639
International in scope, it provides industry statistics for major countries of the world. Provides photographs, descriptions and prices for new model cars and trucks for the major auto manufacturers in the U.S.
Ward's Motor Vehicle Facts & Figures. Smithfield, MI: Ward's Communications, latest edition received. Annual.
LC Call Number: HD9710.U5 W323
LC Catalog Record: 00252843
Covers everything from vehicle production to U.S. exports and imports and fuel consumption. Also includes statistics on retail sales, travel trends, transportation expenditures and traffic fatalities.
World Car Industry Forecast Report. Waltham, MA: Global Insight, Inc., latest edition
received. Quarterly. Also on CD-ROM.
LC Call Number: HD9710 .A1 W6655
LC Catalog Record: 2002204841
Report covers the passenger car industry in over 65 countries presenting statistical forecasts for several years in advance of the publication date. Gives an analysis country by country and includes a variety of production and sales figures. Global Insight is now part of the IHS universe and data available via their online product is subscription based.
Last Updated: 03/24/2014