Vehicle production drops 4.2% in July due to lack of parts in industry

The parts shortage problem has dragged on since the end of 2020, causing losses that already exceed $ 100 billion in sales. Photo: Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro

The lack of parts in the auto industry caused a 4.2% drop in vehicle production in July, compared to the same period in 2020, according to a report released on Friday (6) by the National Association of Manufacturers. of motor vehicles (Anfavea). According to the organization, 163,600 cars were manufactured in the past month, up from 170,700 vehicles the year before. The lack of semiconductors crippled the production of major automakers for days or weeks.

On the other hand, the study shows that in the cumulative result for the first seven months of 2021, the production of vehicles recorded an increase of 45.8% compared to the period from January to July 2020, with the assembly of 1 , 3 million cars. For the president of Anfavea, however, the expressive growth cannot be celebrated, as it has been compared to a period of restrictions caused by the pandemic. “This growth must be contextualized because we have been arrested for several months,” he said.

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