The prolonged vigor in the tire factories, in the last fortnight of September, had its correlate in the production and export data of vehicles grouped in the Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ADEFA). But not for a drop in production, but for a growth figure less than expected.
Despite a forced stop due to a lack of tires, which even forced two car manufacturers to suspend their activity, the sector grew by almost 20% in September: there were 52,193 unitsjust 3.4% below August and 19.9% compared to September of the previous year.
In the cumulative of the first nine months of the year, the automotive terminals were produced 393,981 vehicles of passengers and commercial vehicles (not counting trucks), which marked an increase of 28.2% compared to the January-September period of the previous year.
As for exports, auto companies were shipping 35,391 units9% over August and 40.3% compared to September 2021.
In the January-September cumulative, the terminals exported 230,856 vehicleswith an increase of 27.4% compared to the same period of the previous year.
Martin Galdeanoresponsible for ADEFA and the car manufacturer Ford (one of the two who had to suspend his business for almost a weekWith Toyota) highlighted that the statistic it could have been more powerfulif the conflict between the tire manufacturers and the SUTNA union were not mediated.
“The conflict in the tire industry has had an impact on production, temporarily slowing down the growth process shown by the sector“, said Galdeano, in the ADEFA statement.” Despite this inconvenience, unprecedented for us, the numbers continue to show improvements year after year and this is the product of the effort and work we have done with the value chain and the government, “he added.
In domestic sales, the terminals sent their dealer network 34,605 units, 34.6% more than in the same month of the previous year.
In this way, wholesale sales (to resellers) were achieved. 274,411 units in the cumulative year, a10.4% of the volume sold between January and September 2021.