In Mexico automobile production continued to decline in the past year. Due to the global semiconductor shortage, two percent fewer vehicles were produced, as the Association of the Mexican Auto Industry (Amia) announced. However, exports rose by 0.9 percent.
In 2021, around 2.98 million cars, pick-ups and vans rolled off the assembly line in Mexico. A year earlier there were three million cars. Compared to 2019, production even fell by 21.8 percent. The corona pandemic had a negative impact on production and supply chains.
The neighboring country of the USA bought around 76.5 percent of the vehicles exported. Almost seven percent went to Canada and five percent to Germany. Car sales within the country increased by 6.8 percent. Mexico is the seventh largest car producer in the world. (dpa-AFX / gem)
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