SAO PAULO—Automaker’s vegetation in Brazil have reached a “manufacturing ceiling” after the primary 5 months of the 12 months, under pre-pandemic ranges, attributable to a scarcity of laptop chips, the South American nation’s automakers affiliation mentioned on Tuesday.
A semiconductor scarcity has been affecting the manufacturing of chips and should scale back the worldwide variety of vehicles produced by 3 % to five % this 12 months.
“We reached a plateau of 200,000 automobiles produced month-to-month within the first months of the 12 months, as a result of parts scarcity,” mentioned Luiz Carlos Moraes, president of Brazil’s automakers affiliation Anfavea. Moraes mentioned he doesn’t count on the parts scarcity to finish till someday in 2022.
Auto manufacturing rose 55 % by means of Could in comparison with the identical interval a 12 months earlier. However the manufacturing of 981,500 models is properly under the 1.24 million produced in the identical interval in 2019.
To date, Anfavea is sustaining its projections of 15 % development in auto gross sales this 12 months and 25 % development in manufacturing.
In Could, vegetation in Brazil produced 192,800 automobiles, vehicles, and buses, 1 % greater than in April. Gross sales grew 7.7 % to 188,700 autos. Exports grew 9 % to 37,000.