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    News » Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

    December 4th 2018 While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including for export markets beyond Argentina. […]
  • Sales and production

    News » JLR commits to UK supplier base for Evoque

    November 28th 2018 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has used the launch of its new Range Rover Evoque SUV to confirm its commitment to the supplier base in the UK by awarding more than £4 billion ($5.1 billion) in contracts to support production of the model. The carmaker did not say whether any of the contracts increased UK domestic […]
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  • Country focus: Brazil

    Intelligence » Shifting gear

    November 26th 2018 Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which is the largest foreign purchaser of […]
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  • Government policy

    News » Brazil introduces new auto incentive programme 

    November 21st 2018 Brazil’s government has recently voted to implement Rota (Route) 2030, a new tax incentive programme for the Brazilian automotive sector that replaces the Inovar-Auto programme, which expired in 2017. Rota 2030 offers a tax break of three percentage points on industrial products used in vehicles that have hybrid or electric engines, compared to conventional vehicles […]
  • Market trends

    News » Deficit in Brazil’s automotive parts sector worsens

    October 16th 2018 Brazil’s automotive parts industry posted a trade deficit of $4.48 billion over the first eight months of this year – a 22.4% increase compared to the deficit over the same period last year. Figures released by the National Association of Brazilian Auto Parts Manufacturers (Sindipeças) show exports of auto parts to 198 countries from January […]
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  • Trade trends

    News » Brazilian auto association adjusts forecast

    October 16th 2018 Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea), has adjusted predictions for how the year will end for the finished vehicle sector in the country – upwards for domestic registrations and production, downwards for exports. In updated forecasts, Anfavea projected a 13.7% rise to 2.54m units in vehicles licensed, up from the previous rate of 11.7%. […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Ford to end Focus production in Argentina

    October 9th 2018 Ford plans to stop manufacturing the Focus compact car in Argentina next May as part of an effort to reduce losses from its South American operations. The carmaker also stopped producing what was once its most popular models in its home base Michigan earlier this year because of declining US demand for smaller passenger cars. […]
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  • Technology

    News » VW Brazil launches logistics portal

    September 26th 2018 Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ordering parts, overhauling security monitoring and […]
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  • Road transport

    News » Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    September 19th 2018 The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate. The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle train. Referred to there as […]
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  • Trade trends

    News » Argentinian economic downturn hits Brazil

    September 11th 2018 Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) has confirmed it is lowering its forecast for automotive exports this year, after warnings that the economic crisis in neighbouring Argentina is impacting on that country’s ability to import finished vehicles. While total automotive exports will not actually decline this year, they will not grow, warned Anfavea […]
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