The mission of the Automotive industry – one of the most globalised industries – is to provide safe and accessible transportation for the world’s increasing population. The industry is one of the main engines of economic growth, with important multiplier effects both in upstream sectors such as metal processing, chemicals, and textiles, and in downstream sectors like ICT, trade and services. It is also one of the biggest innovators on a global scale, rapidly adopting breakthrough technologies that address the need for more efficient and environmentally-friendly transport solutions.
The Automotive industry involves the manufacturing of bodies, engines, parts and whole vehicles for ground transportation. Such vehicles include motorcycles, cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles.
The automotive production in China slumped by 9.8% y/y in Q1 2019 amid weaker economic growth and a continuous decline in the domestic automotive market. In Q1 2019, China produced 6.3mn cars compared to 7.02 mn in the same quarter of the previous ...View more details
In Q4 2018, the sales of motor vehicles in China were 7.6mn units, representing a decline of 13% y/y. Commercial vehicle sales remained relatively flat with a 0.9% y/y growth in Q4 2018, but the sales of passenger cars contracted by 15% y/y. ...View more details
Motor vehicle production was one of the sectors most affected by the recession that began in Argentina in the second quarter of 2018. The deterioration of macroeconomic conditions in 2018 pushed down both the domestic production and the sales of ...View more details
In terms of vehicle numbers, automotive production in India in Q1 FY2020 – i.e. in April, May and June 2019 – saw a continuation of the slowdown registered in the second half of FY2019, when sector performance was hit hard by declining ...View more details