Automotive Components and Parts Manufacturers
Exetensive directory of auto products manufacturers. Also provides news, and list of trade associations and auto publications organised by country.
Price: free

Automotive Data UK Car Franchise Dealer Database
A database that lists all of the new car retailing showrooms situated in the UK. Address information is extracted from 43 manufacturer web sites plus direct sources and checked every three months. The data also includes key decision maker names at over 5,800 new car showrooms.
Geographic coverage: UK
Price: subscription service

Automotive News
Online access to Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Auto Week, China News and Automobilwoche. Auto Week and Automobilwoche are free: the other publications are available on subscription or pay per view basis.

Automotive Technology
Maintained by Ochre Media, this site provides information on industry projects in production or under development, an A-Z company index of contractors and suppliers, a catalogue of companies by product or service, a diary of relevant exhibitions and conferences, and a list of industry organisations.

Automotive World
Formed by the Financial Tmes in London in 1990, Automotive world now incorporates  'AWKnowledge' and 'AWResearcher'. Automotive World's subscriptions include daily updates on 12 key automotive sectors and 37 OEMs globally. Printed research publications include The Automotive Quarterly Review and the World Car and World Truck reports. 

CAR Center Automotive Research - Lehrstuhl für A-BWL und Automobilwirtschaft
Based at the University of Duisberg-Essen CAR conducts research and competitive intelligence on the automotive industry in Germany and the rest of Europe. Research includes studies into the used car market, climate change and the economic state of the car industry. There are also links to their numerous TV and radio interviews and an extensive list of publications.The site and documents are mostly in German. If you do not know the language, the Google translate service will give you an idea of the content.
Geographic coverage: Germany, Europe
Price: free

European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Represents the 13 major European car, truck and bus manufacturers in the EU. Key figures, economic outlooks, vehicle registrations, production, trade and accident data for Western Europe are available free of charge. There is a list of "associated organizations" many of which give more detailed statistics on the industry in their country.
Geographic coverage: Europe
Price: free

European Union - competition - car sector
Provides news, reports and information on regulations covering the car sector in EU countries. It also provides data on car price differentials in the EU and details of vehicle prices within the EU by manufacturer.
Geographic coverage: EU
Price: free

IDPAP - Internet Portal for Slovak Automotive Suppliers
IDPAP conentrates on Slovak and foreign suppliers to the automotive industry. It provides news reports  and selected information on activities in the Slovak automotive industry, as well as access to specific services for members of the portal. There is a database of companies trading in the automotive industry.
Geographic coverage: Slovak Republic
Price: free

International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA)
The OICA comprises 41 national trade associations from around the world. There are free statistics organised by country and manufacturer and links to members' sites.
Geographic coverage: world-wide
Price: free

International Trade Administration - Transportation and Machinery Office
"In early 2009, the Offices of Aerospace and Automotive Industries and the Office of Machinery were combined to form the Office of Transportation and Machinery (OTM). Information can be found on all 3 offices: Aerospace, Automotive, and Machinery." Free information is available on domestic and international markets including statistics, reports and industry links.
Geographic coverage: world-wide
Price: free

Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association
Web site of the Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association, which provides news and detailed statistics of motor vehicle and motorcycle sales, production, import, export and "in use". The data can be viewed by year, company, size, and destination. See also
Geographic coverage: Japan
Price: free
A portal for automotive industry professionals around the world. Just-auto offers free news and information on the sector. The Research section provides access to priced industry reports from various publishers including Autelligence, AWKnowledge, Datamonitor, Keynote, Euromonitor, Frost & Sullivan. Reports can be purchased online. There is also a blog commenting on events in the sector and RSS feeds for news headlines.
Geographic coverage: world-wide:
Price: reports are priced, blog and RSS feeds are free

PwC Automotive Institute - Automotive Forecasting and Proprietary Advisory Services
The PwC Automotive Institute is a team of industry specialists inside the Price Waterhouse Cooper's Global Automotive Practice. Services offerings include Analyst Briefings and the Analyst Notes information service. The full range of information and services are available by subscription.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders UK
The SMMT web site has policy briefing papers, economic and market reports, registration and production statistics, events and exhibitions. There is a free searchable directory of about 5000 vehicle assemblers, suppliers and service providers to the UK automotive industry but you have to register to view your results.

SupplierBusiness - research and analysis on the global automotive supplier community
SupplierBusiness is a business research company, focussing on automotive supply base issues. They publish a weekly newsletter, Insight, "for suppliers about suppliers" covering the global automotive supplier community, and a monthly newsletter called Analysis. SupplierBusiness analyses trends and developments in OEM purchasing, carries interviews with supplier and OEM industry executives, and reports on the latest M&A activity and financial news in the sector. As well as news and in depth reports there are databases of supplier profiles and who supplies whom. Subscription service.

Ward's Automotive
There is some free data and statistics on the US and North American market but detailed data and statistics on other countries are available by subscription only.

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