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Global Briefing

Demographic and Consumer Lifestyle Trends Drive Right-Sizing in the UK Car Market

| Pages: 31

Price: US$2,000

About this Report

Households with only one or two occupants continue to proliferate across the UK. Small car segments accounted for less than 30% of the UK passenger car market until 1999 but now hover around the 40% mark. Is this simply coincidence or is there a right-sizing trend in the market that is glacial in nature – slow but unstoppable? Euromonitor International reviews the right-sizing trend in the UK car market in light of changing demographic, consumer expenditure and consumer lifestyle patterns.

What this report includes

  • Top-level strategic analysis of how major consumer trends will influence global markets
  • Consumer insight
  • Impact across all relevant consumer markets
  • Unique graphics and case studies
  • Key market snapshots
  • Accompanying presentation to synthesise main findings

Why buy this report

  • Identify factors driving change now and in the future
  • Understand motivation
  • Forward-looking outlook
  • Briefings and presentation should provoke lively discussion at senior level
  • Take a step back from micro trends
  • Get up to date estimates and comment

Table of Contents

Introduction

Scope

  • Introduction

Key findings

  • Introduction

Introduction to the UK Car Market

Car sales reflect strength and weakness of the UK economy

  • Introduction to the UK Car Market

Employed population is climbing again but not into cars…

  • Introduction to the UK Car Market

Household incomes underpin new car demand

  • Introduction to the UK Car Market

Segmentation throughout the boom and bust cycle

  • Introduction to the UK Car Market

Down-sizing aka right-sizing

  • Introduction to the UK Car Market

Demographics

The positive impact of urbanisation

  • Demographics

Migration drives growth in cities and among the younger population

  • Demographics

Ageing of the UK population

  • Demographics

More working women…

  • Demographics

… as they marry and have children later

  • Demographics

Female independence creates single-person households

  • Demographics

Demographic trends support right-sizing of the car market

  • Demographics

Consumer Expenditure

Air travel takes off but is grounded in times of recession

  • Consumer Expenditure

Tourist expenditure heading abroad

  • Consumer Expenditure

Car rental suffers despite “staycationing” and falling car sales

  • Consumer Expenditure

Consumer expenditure on housing outpaces transport

  • Consumer Expenditure

Falling house prices trim excess and support right-sizing

  • Consumer Expenditure

Attitudes to debt and education lending limit autos lending

  • Consumer Expenditure

Consumer Lifestyles

The taste of home cooking … and takeaways

  • Consumer Lifestyles

Internet retailing grows at the expense of store-based retailing

  • Consumer Lifestyles

Consumers opt for convenience and smaller items

  • Consumer Lifestyles

Case Review and Outcome

The evidence is overwhelmingly in favour of right-sizing

  • Case Review and Outcome

The outcome

  • Case Review and Outcome

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