Haig Stoddard

Haig
Stoddard
Industry Analyst,
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Articles
U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory Records First Decline in Seven Months 
The initial outlook for U.S. sales in May is for a 16.7 million-unit SAAR, slightly below the 16.8 million year-to-date number through April.
April U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Tumble to 4-Year Low 16.4 Million-Unit SAAR 
Pickups, flush with new products, recorded the best year-over-year comparisons among Wards Intelligence’s segment groups.
Second-Quarter North American Production Cut Slightly 
Despite an expected rebound in second-quarter output from the first three months, first-half 2019 North American production will lag 2018.
April U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Expected to Stabilize But Resume Year/Year Declines 
Fleet deliveries could determine how close April finishes to its forecast 16.9 million-unit SAAR.
U.S. Dealer Inventory Still Above Year-Ago Despite Huge Spike in March Sales 
Inventory is not enough above the optimum level that it should be considered a problem, but it does lower the potential for growth in North American vehicle production over the remainder of 2019.
March U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Do Show Plenty of Spring 
March’s sales results show the slow start to the year was truly softer than underlying demand and the forecast for the year of 16.9 million units is still firm.
First-Quarter 2019 North American Production Outlook Shaved 36,000 Units 
There is a good chance the second-quarter outlook will be lowered, unless demand significantly rebounds in the spring from the weaker-than-expected Q1.
Not Much Spring in Forecast March U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales 
Indications are that there is no big incentive push in March to counter the Q1 slowdown or to lop off any excess inventory.
Outlook Q1 2019: Wards Intelligence Barometer 
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the March 7 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q1 2019.
Outlook Q1 2019: EV Strategies in China 
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the March 7 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q1 2019.
Outlook Q1 2019: Forecasting China's Automotive Market 
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the March 7 Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q1 2019.
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February U.S. Dealer Inventory Rises as Demand Falls 
March U.S. sales are expected to decline again, creating the potential for more production slowdowns to balance inventory with demand.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Continue Softness in February 
Automakers continue to pull back on incentive spending even as demand slides and inventory rises, a dampener to sales volume.
Expected North America Vehicle Production Reduced for Q1-2019; Second-Quarter Forecast to Rise 
If North American demand does not pick up, production could be cut more over the rest of the current quarter and in the second quarter.
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