Factors which could affect the long-term future of the automotive industry are reviewed and comment is made on the influence of government decisions on car sales and the types of cars manufactured. Positive factors affecting the auto business include the size of the adult population, the number of households, the size of the labor force (the increasing number of working married women has contributed to the increase in the number of cars per household), total licensed drivers, disposable personal income and scrappage rates. An increase has been noted in multiple ownership, especially of special purpose vehicles. This could lead to a larger vehicle fleet. Studies show that the future growth rate for the car populaion is expected to exceed the growth rate for people. Negative factors affecting the auto industry include fuel cost and availability, availability of credit, and the economy. It is estimated that the governments safety and emission regulations could reduce new car sales by 3 million in the year 1985.

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    Automotive Industries International

    Chilton Way
    Radnor, PA  United States  19089
  • Authors:
    • Fosdick
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-1

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  • Accession Number: 00135922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM