Global Car Sales: 88.3M in 2024

Electric Vehicle Usage to Increase: S&P Global Mobility Analysis

As the automotive sector surges ahead towards 2024, S&P Global Mobility estimates a massive surge in global auto sales. It is expected that a robust 88.3 million automobiles will arrive on the roads worldwide in the coming year, symbolizing a 2.8 percent rise from the previous 12 months.

This positive perspective is strengthened by the continuous recovery in automobile manufacturing, with supply and demand becoming increasingly more vigorous. However, as the revival gains further strength, worries have risen around likely obstacles such as escalated car prices, demanding credit circumstances, as well as the impression of ceaseless electrification undertakings on consumer attitude.

Projections for 2023 prognosticate a pleasing 8.9 percent upturn in global light vehicle sales, anticipated at around 86 million units – significantly higher than the prior year. This swell is owed to stabilized production and a steady stream of inventory replenishment that are both spurting demand.

S&P Global Mobility anticipates that the inclination to electrification appears to be unavoidable regardless of issues in Europe and the United States. A large amount of car makers have repeated their allegiance to electrifying in the times ahead, recognizing the obstacles in expanding the construction of more inexpensive electric vehicles.

The agency has moved to extinguish any supposition of the downfall of electric cars, forecasting global demand for battery-powered passenger vehicles to hit 13.3 million by 2024, representing an estimated 16.2 percent portion of worldwide passenger vehicle sales. That would follow a 12 percent market share in 2023, with 9.6 million BEVs sold.

The North American automotive production landscape looks to be on the incline for 2024, forecasting an upsurge of 0.5 percent to 15.7 million units produced. This rise is made possible by a vigorous 3.9 percent surge in US production. Though, the industry is still confronted with a more intricate truth; inventory refreshes are hugely influencing the situation. Excess supplies remain visible within the products of the Detroit Big Three while Japanese and Korean firms still need to fill up their supply channels.

Source: S&P Global Mobility

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