Failures in the supply of parts and falling demand in the domestic market are driving a ‘historic crisis’ in the sector; it is estimated that 300 thousand automobiles will stop being produced in the country in 2021
A pandemic from Covid-19 seriously affects the Auto Industry Brazilian. Entities in the area point to this as a historic crisis. The failures in the supply of parts, the fall in demand in the national market and the growth of infections by the coronavirus generated the movement of total or partial stoppage of 13 of the 23 automobile manufacturers in the country. According to Anfavea, an association of manufacturers, of the 58 factories in Brazilian territory, 29 are stopped.
At the beginning of the year, with the oxygen crisis in Manaus, at least four motorcycle manufacturers in the free zone temporarily stopped production, followed by other industries in the region that had to reduce shifts due to the curfew. The sector says that the shutdowns impact the production of up to 300 thousand vehicles this year. In the last survey by Anfavea, done at the end of March, there were stops: Mercedes, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volkswagen trucks and buses, BMW, Agrale, Honda, Jaguar and Nissan. General Motors and Volvo have not stopped partially.
* With information from reporter Fernando Martins