ACEA: Zero-emission trucks: Industry and environmentalists call for binding targets for infrastructure

April 14, 2021

OSD Automotive Industry Monthly Report March 2021

April 13, 2021

SMMT: UK Auto is good to go with vast choice of cleanest ever vehicles

April 12, 2021

SIAM: Production, Domestic Sales and Exports data for the FY 21 (April 2020 to March 2021)

April 12, 2021

CAAM: Brief Analysis of the Economic Operation of the Automobile Industry in March 2021

April 12, 2021

ANFAVEA: First quarter production increased 2% compared to 2020, but sales fell 5,4%

April 07, 2021
The first quarter of 2021 ended with a frustrating vehicle sales performance of 527,9 thousand units sold representing a drop of 5,4% over the same period of 2020. But what really worries is the 23% retraction in relation to last quarter of last year, halting the recovery process that slowly started during the second semester. The comparison between March figures brings an illusory growth of 15,7%, however our sales stopped almost completely in the middle of March 2020 due to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.   According to the Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores (ANFAVEA), the production in the first quarter registered 597,8 thousand units (200,3 thousand of them in March, the best month of the year so far), 2% higher than 2020, largely driven by the excellent results of trucks and light commercial vehicles. Despite the shutdown of some factories during the last week of the month due to lack of components and the worsening of the pandemic, several automakers managed, in a logistical effort, to assemble units that were uncompleted waiting for parts.   The best quarter result cames from exports, with 95,8 thousand units, 7,6% higher than 2020. Vehicle inventory at factories and dealerships remains at a low level of 101,1 thousand units. Direct jobs were relatively stable considering the pandemic, with a total of 104,7 employees. 2,3 thousand jobs were lost, representing 2,1% of the workforce.   Until the expected recovery at the second half of the year, the next three months will present challenges. “We have three issues of great concern”, alerts Luiz Carlos Moraes, president of ANFAVEA. “The first one is the alarming situation of the pandemic, which should only stabilize in the medium term with the acceleration of vaccination. The second is the economic scenario, threatened not only by the pandemic, but also by the excess of political noise. Finally, we have some production bottlenecks, especially from electronic components, a global problem that we have no control and that should last throughout the year, The moment demands responsibility from all spheres of government for an effort to vaccinate  the entire population, to control public budget, as well as to unblock the reformist agendas in the National Congress, which can help to reduce the Brazil Cost”, said Moraes.   Download ANFAVEA press release Download ANFAVEA media presentation Download  ANFAVEA report (Portuguese, English and Spanish)  

FCAI: New Vehicle Sales Growth Continues Through March 2021

April 07, 2021

SMMT: New van market still playing catch-up, despite Covid-contrived rise

April 06, 2021

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NAAMSA announces new vehicle sales turnaround for March 2021

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