Auto production falls again in Spain, suppressing exports

Spanish factories last April 168,396 means, that is, a fall 10.3% compared to the same month last year. With these data provided by the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac), Spanish auto industry added 718,850 vehicles produced between January and April 15.4% Compared to the same period in 2021.

According to this Anfacscarcity microchip In addition to this problem, which aggravates the supply problem of other components, the conflict in Ukraine, inflation triggering the price of energy and raw materials cousins ​​is the main burden for manufacturers working in Spain. Compared to 2019, the year before the pandemic, the decline is more pronounced. 26%Together 262,737 units lost. “We won’t see a full recovery in the automotive industry until the beginning of 2023,” he predicts. Jose Lopez TafallAnfac CEO.

141,495 of the total number of vehicles produced in April passenger cars4.1% less, compared to 26,901 vehicles commercial and industrial, 33.3% less. As for propulsion, electrification continues to gain importance, with up to 23,109 vehicles alternative -including plug-in and non-plug-in hybrids and gas hybrids- an increase of 3.7% and a share of 13.7% in total production. Among the alternatives, electric and plug-in hybrid cars stand out. 21,977 pieces produced in April 27.1% more and 13.1% of your total production. In the accumulation of the year they are already 81,824 This type of vehicle produced in the country is a 21% more.

Exports are hurting

Export data always shows the same trend as production data, so April’s drop also means a drop in shipments to other countries. last month they 144,398 units were exported9.3% less, already in the accumulated figure for the year 609,369 units shipped, 16.1% less.

Due to the lack of stock suitable for export as a result of the decrease in production, Anfac It confirms that the slow recovery in the European markets, where seven out of 10 vehicles produced in Spain, also suppressed exports. In fact, all of the main markets for cars ‘made in Spain’ are, according to employer data, 15%, causing the demand from these countries to fall. From Franceorders dropped 36.4%from Italy Y Turkey fell 11.8% and 12.1%, respectively. Improvement in exports in April Germany in 25.8%.

Source: Informacion

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