RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The shortage of raw materials not only impacts automakers, it is a problem currently being identified in several production chains in recent months in Brazil.
In the machinery and equipment sector, for instance, a sector survey conducted this month showed that 23% of the 1,600 companies in the industry are at risk of stopping due to a shortage of raw material supply, while 37% have already experienced some type of stoppage in the production process in recent months.
The survey has also shown that the estimated delivery term for steel is of up to five . . .