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Brazilian vehicle output declined 18.2%, motorcycle exports down 1.9%

Staff writer |
The manufacturing of cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses declined 18.2% in Brazil in August in comparison with the same month of last year.

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This is according to balance sheet by the Brazilian Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea).

In August 2015, 216,465 units were manufactured against 264,626 in August 2014. In comparison to July, there was a decline of 3.5%. Year-to-date, output totaled 1,730,708 units, 16.9% less than the production registered in the same period of last year.

Auto exports totaled 34,591 units in August, an increase of 21.9% over July. In comparison to the same month of 2014, the increase was of 9.2%. Year-to-date, it increased 10.5%.

In values, exports registered an increase of 12.3% over July. In comparison to August of last year, there was a decline of 15.7%, and year-to-date, of 10.7%.

In August, 9,347 motorcycles were exported from Brazil, down 1.9% from a year ago. In August from July, exports increased by 9%.

According to the Brazilian Association of Manufacturers of Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, Bicycles and Similar Products (Abraciclo), year-to-date through August, 36,162 units were exported, down 42.1% from a year ago.

Abraciclo also reported that 1.038 million motorcycles were made by the end of August this year, down 11.9% from a year ago. In August alone, 101,900 units were made, down 15.7% from August 2014.

In a statement, Abraciclo’s chairman Marcos Fermanian said that habitually, the second half is better than the first for the industry. He also said new products will be showcased at an expo in October, and that should spike consumer interest.