Component & Technology Forecasts

For component suppliers seeking to grow market share, smart business planning and meticulous cost control require informed decisions.

Component Forecast Analytics or CFA from IHS Markit is an online platform that provides comprehensive supply-chain analytics, enabling you to grow vehicle component market share and assess future technologies.

CFA covers over 120 different components across nine distinct areas of the vehicle. From traditional component areas such as fuel injectors and seat adjusters, to the technologies that will drive autonomous driving, such as LIDAR sensors. Each forecast covers a six-year forecast calendar for both component and vehicle.

With this, CFA can help you:

  • Identify new opportunities by viewing component demand worldwide.
  • Assess the technology and view the share of suppliers per OEM.
  • View the component forecast demand linked to product life cycles
  • Identify current and forecasted market shares of different suppliers in the market place
  • Gain visibility on technology roadmaps of OEMs.
  • Identify an OEM’s sourcing footprint visualizing the flow of components.

CFA allows you to do this in two ways; by creating detailed, exportable queries using our online platform. Or by creating rich graphics on the fly using our analytics platform. The analytics tool provides you with key metrics and information, such as supplier market share and demand outlook, in a fast, interactive interface. The query tool allows you to tailor a query down to specific fields, including specific countries, vehicles and suppliers. You can also save these queries, allowing you to repeat queries after forecast updates at the press of a button.

From a source you can trust

Our Component Forecasts are based on the respected Light Vehicle Production and Powertrain Forecasts of IHS Markit. Updated monthly, the Component Forecasts are linked to the underlying Production and Powertrain Forecasts. This connection allows for greater timeliness of volume changes and consistency between datasets.

Our knowledgeable, experienced industry experts average 12 years of automotive experience and are located in all key automotive and technology hubs around the world. Our extensive network of contacts within OEMs and suppliers provides enhanced intelligence; we talk to the experts rather than sending them questionnaires.

For further information, please contact or if you already have a subscription with IHS Markit, contact your account manager for details on how to access CFA today.