THE 8.7% increase in vehicle production in August reflects a more positive scenario for the automotive sector, with a process of regularizing the supply of components, says the vice president of the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (anfavea ) Marco Saltini.
In an interview with CNN this Sunday (11), Saltini reported that there were no factories without stoppages in the operation in August for the first time in 18 months, reversing a common situation in recent months due to the lack of components, especially semiconductors .
“We always had some factories stopped due to shortages, and we are now working with all of them operating. This contributed to the production being quite robust, and sales have been coming at a good pace”, says Saltini.
He notes that the difficulties faced by the sector for the sale are not linked to a low demand, but supply problems. As the market recovers, demand is met, allowing sales to rise.
“The sector had a very difficult first semester due to the inconveniences caused by the lack of components, but little by little this has been recovering”, evaluates the vice-president.
Another factor that contributed positively to this scenario, he says, is the summer vacation period in Europe , with factories stopped demanding less components, opening up scope for purchases in Brazil. For the rest of the year, the expectation is that the supply of components will continue to improve.
In addition, Saltini says that the sector has sought to “attract investments to create conditions here to produce semiconductors locally. What the industry has been doing is trying to feed this expectation of investments so that it can overcome this moment. The pandemic caused a breakdown in the global auto parts industry, which brutally affected us, with a reflection being this difficult start to the year”.
For sales, Anfavea’s expectation is that the August level, close to 200 thousand units, will be maintained in the coming years, with a result at the end of 2022 close to last year’s, of 2.14 million units sold.
Source: CNN Brasil