Globally over the next five years, the automotive seat industry is expected to reach an estimated
US $66.5 billion in 2017 with a CAGR of 4%. Growth in the APAC region and the BRIC nations is
anticipated to drive the industry during the forecast period.

Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has analyzed the
global automotive seat industry and presents its findings in “Global Automotive Seat Industry
2012-2017: Trend, Profit, and Forecast Analysis.”

The automotive seating industry includes cushion and back frames, slide channels, coverings,
pad assemblies, recliner assemblies, and motors. Volatile raw material prices of lead, steel,
urethane, and resin, as well as restrictions on the availability of raw materials, energy, and
product components adversely affected seat suppliers’ financial performance in both 2010 and
2011. Strong domestic demand in the Russian market and more flexible monetary policies,
however, are expected to result in double-digit growth in the BRIC nations in 2012.
Lucintel’s analysis indicates that the APAC region can be expected to experience robust growth
in vehicle demand through 2012 and beyond, mainly driven by China and India. Strong output
recovery in Japan and Thailand is expected as the automotive sector increases efficiency to fulfill
pent-up demand, clear product backlogs, and rebuild inventory in the wake of the natural
disasters that occurred in 2011.

A combination of factors such as currency exchange rate, governmental regulations, fluctuations
in consumer taste and preferences, and safety regulations all impact industry dynamics
significantly.

This study provides an overview of the global automotive seat industry. The report tracks one
market segment for four regions, North America, Europe, APAC, and Rest of World; thus, it tracks
four segments of the global automotive seat industry. This report is limited to automotive seat
manufacturers that supply end product to vehicle manufacturers. This report does not include
other automotive components such as dashboards or exterior body parts
This comprehensive guide from Lucintel provides readers with valuable information and the tools
needed to successfully drive critical business decisions with a thorough understanding of the
market’s potential. This report can save Lucintel clients hundreds of hours in personal research
time on a global market. It also offers significant benefits in expanding business opportunities
throughout the global automotive seat industry. In a fast-paced ever-changing world, business
leaders need every advantage available to them in a timely manner to drive change in the market
and to stay ahead of their competition. This report provides business leaders with a keen
advantage in this regard by making them aware of emerging trends and demand requirements on
an annual basis.

Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Industry Definition and Scope
3. Industry Overview
4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
5. Industry Trends
6. Industry Forecasts
7. Emerging Trends
8. Conclusions

List of Figures
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Figure 3.1: External forces shaping global automotive seat industry
Chapter 4. Global Macroeconomic Overview
Figure 4.1: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.2: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 4.3: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 4.4: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 4.5: Regional GDP growth rate trend
Figure 4.6: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 4.7: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 4.8: Regional unemployment rate trend
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Figure 5.1: Global automotive seat industry annual trend: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.2: Global automotive seat industry regional trend 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.3: Global automotive seat industry regional trend: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.4: Global automotive seat industry quarterly trend: 2010-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.5: Global automotive seat industry profitability trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.6: Global automotive seat industry revenue per employee trend: 2006-11
Figure 5.7: Cost structure trend in global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.8: Cost structure trend in North American automotive seat industry: 2006-11(%)
Figure 5.9: Cost structure trend in European automotive seat industry: 2006-11(%)
Figure 5.10: Cost structure trend in Asia Pacific automotive seat industry: 2006-11(%)
Figure 5.11: Top five companies v/s global automotive seat industry gross profit and net
profit analysis: 2011
Figure 5.12: Cash on hand for global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.13: Cash in hand for global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.14: Total asset for global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.15: Total asset for global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.16: Total debt for global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (US $B)
Figure 5.17: Total debt for global automotive seat industry: 2006-11 (%)
Figure 5.18: Market shares of top players in global automotive seat industry in 2006
Figure 5.19: Market shares of top players in global automotive seat industry in 2011
Figure 5.20: Global automotive seat industry: 2006 market share analysis
Figure 5.21: Global automotive seat industry: 2011 market share analysis
Chapter 6. Industry Forecasts
Figure 6.1: Global automotive seat industry annual forecast: 2012-2017 (US $B)
Figure 6.2: Global automotive seat industry quarterly forecast: 2011-2012 (US $B)
Figure 6.3: Global GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.4: Global inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.5: Global population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.6: Global unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.7: Regional GDP growth rate forecast
Figure 6.8: Regional inflation rate forecast
Figure 6.9: Regional population growth rate forecast
Figure 6.10: Regional unemployment rate forecast
Figure 6.11: Global automotive seat industry regional forecast: 2012-17 (US $B)
Figure 6.12: Global automotive seat industry regional forecast: 2012-17 (%)
Figure 6.13: Global automotive seat industry market opportunity by region
Chapter 7. Emerging Trends
Figure 7.1: Global automotive seat industry emerging trend

List of Tables
Chapter 3. Industry Overview
Table 3.1 Industry parameters of global automotive seat industry
Table 3.2 Relative market attractiveness by region
Chapter 5. Industry Trends
Table 5.1 Global automotive seat industry regional growth rate
Table 5.2 Percentage change in cost structure
Table 5.3: Percentage change in cash on hand
Table 5.4: Percentage change in total asset
Table 5.4: Percentage change in total debt
Table 5.5: Key companies by highest revenue growth
Table 5.6: Key companies by lowest revenue growth

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