Analysis: Unprecedented, 29 car factories stand idle in Brazil

The estimate is that 300,000 vehicles may stop being produced this year. About 60% of the direct employees of the sector are at home at the moment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A crisis considered "unprecedented" in the supply of components, coupled with the fall in demand in the domestic market with the worsening of the pandemic, led to the total or partial shutdown of 13 of the 23 automakers in the country, which total 29 factories stopped, out of a total of 58. The data are from Anfavea (National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers).

This is not the first time that part of the industry stops its activities in Brazil this year.

Between January and February, during the oxygen shortage crisis in Manaus, at least four motorcycle . . .

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