Brazil vehicle production down 9% in June

The month saw 233,000 units made. In the first half, however, output was up 2.8%.

Agência Brasil
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São Paulo – Vehicle production in Brazil climbed 2.8% year-on-year in H1. The National Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association (Anfavea) reported this Thursday (4) in São Paulo that 1.47 million units were made in Brazil during H1 2019.

Year-on-year in June, however, output was down 9%. The figures include automobiles, light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses.

Vehicle exports from Brazil were down 41.5% year-on-year in H1, to 221,900 units shipped. June exports were down 37.9% to 40,300 units.

Net job loss was 800 in June from May, to 129,000 jobs. In June 2018 there were 132,800 people employed in the industry.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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