19 September 2017

Canada Vehicle Production - Brand : 2015-16

Honda Plant in Canada

Canadians do fear a loss of their car industry. mexico has lower wages and certainly new investment does usually go to that nation. However, for now there seems no threat. Trucks are protected by import duty and that is what Canada mostly makes. For every car, there are two trucks made.

Cars: There isn't much to separate Toyota, Chyrsler and Honda, with GM a little back. That's it folks. 800,000 cars, four manufacturing companies. Pick-ups and SUVs are trucks in North America so it's understandable that car numbers are smaller. For 2017, there was a drop of 9.3%.

Trucks: This is where the majority of vehicles are catogorised. Only five brands but all doing good numbers. GM leads from Toyota, Chrysler, Ford and Honda. The total volume was up 12%.

Cars
15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
2 1 Toyota 237,553 29.5 -5.9
252,362 28.4 2.0
1 2 Chrysler 237,463 29.5 -6.6
254,192 28.6 14.2
4 3 Honda 208,771 25.9 16.7
178,828 20.1 -7.8
3 4 GM 122,452 15.2 -39.7
203,183 22.9 -17.8

Total 806,239 34.0 -9.3
888,565 38.9 -2.5
Utility
1 1 GM 394,949 25.3 5.4
374,619 26.9 10.8
2 2 Toyota 364,165 23.3 7.6
338,361 24.3 1.9
3 3 Chrysler 309,274 19.8 18.8
260,777 18.7 -29.8
5 4 Ford 271,494 17.4 35.3
200,689 14.4 -10.9
4 5 Honda 210,767 13.5 2.2
206,154 14.8 3.6

Heavy Trk 12,459 0.8 -13.9
14,478 1.0 21.3
Total 1,563,108 12.0
1,395,078 -5.8


Gr Total 2,369,347 3.8
2,283,643 -4.5

Summary. With the total up 3.8%, Canadian vehicle production is holding its own.

18 September 2017

Brazil Production By Brand : 2015-16

The car industry is a barometer of the economic condition of a country. Because most cars sold in Brazil are locally made, the production volumes speak to us regarding this. In the case of Brazil years of growth culminating in a high of over 3.7 million vehicles in 2013 has dwindled since then to under 2.2 million in 2016. Therefore, the economy have been on a downward slope of late.

Cars: VW is the largest producer in this area and has been since it rose to number one in 2004. It has been top for most of the industry's history. GM goes back to around 1960 and is currently second. Fiat commence manufacturing cars in 1976 and has been a major player ever since.  Ford started up with car production in 1967 and now sits fourth.

Asian brands arrived only recently and are trying to make up for that. Toyota has made it up to fifth but newcomer Hyundai (arrived in 2010) was down. Renault has made a come back after a couple of indifferent years.

15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
1 1 VW 277,426 15.6 -20%
347,133 17.2 -31%
3 2 GM 272,295 15.3 -8%
296,761 14.7 -36%
2 3 Fiat 246,847 13.9 -27%
339,147 16.8 -26%
4 4 Ford 209,570 11.8 -8%
227,749 11.3 -8%
6 5 Toyota 177,037 9.9 4%
170,569 8.5 6%
7 6 Renault 164,324 9.2 2%
160,496 8.0 -20%
5 7 Hyundai 162,568 9.1 -16%
193,755 9.6 -7%
8 8 Honda 120,585 6.8 -19%
148,074 7.3 16%
9 9 PSA 82,259 4.6 24%
66,481 3.3 -24%
10 10 Nissan 40,544 2.3 -2%
41,512 2.1 76%
11 11 Mitsubishi 9,115 0.5 -42%
15,754 0.8 -37%

Others 17,040 1.0
10,400 0.5
Total 1,779,610 -12%
2,017,831 -19%

Commercial: Fiat is the main producer in this sector, a third of the total testifies to that. GM, VW and Renault follow in that order.

15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
1 1 Fiat 134,777 34.1 -8%
146,141 33.5 -32%
3 2 GM 62,152 15.7 -4%
65,018 14.9 -46%
2 3 VW 47,460 12.0 -37% 75,397 17.3 -22%
5 4 Renault 40,567 10.3 171%
14,963 3.4 -23%
4 5 MAN 19,360 4.9 -17%
23,288 5.3 -48%
7 6 Scania 13,595 3.4 4%
13,072 3.0 -41%
6 7 Mitsubishi 10,458 2.6 -23%
13,643 3.1 -34%
8 8 Ford 9,949 2.5 -23%
12,848 2.9 -42%
9 9 Volvo Truck 9,679 2.4 6%
9,136 2.1 -61%
10 10 Hyundai 3,805 1.0 -36%
5,918 1.4 -83%
11 11 Nissan 3,209 0.8 -42%
5,549 1.3 -39%
12 12 PSA 2,265 0.6 -30%
3,231 0.7 -15%
13 13 Agrale 2,001 0.5 -21%
2,530 0.6 -58%
14 14 DAF 721 0.2 123%
323 0.1 -28%

Others 35,676 9.0
44,734 10.3
Total 395,674
-9%
435,791
-35%

The total is down 11% but expect to see that change for the better in 2017. The number of 'Others' is for manufacturers that either don't belong to the association supplying the data or those that wish for the numbers not to be published. 


Gr Total 2,175,284
-11%
2,453,622
-23%

Data source: ANFAVEA.