Brazil Automotive Sales Falls 25 Percent in Last Month

In comparison with January 2016, the automotive sector showed a drop of 14.08 percent.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The month of January 2017 had a 25 percent decrease in sales compared to December 2016, across of all sectors including; cars, light commercials, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and others. The data was released today (February 2nd) by the National Federation of Automotive Vehicle Distribution (FENABRAVE).

For Alarico Assumpção Júnior, president of FENABRAVE, January is traditionally a weaker month in vehicle sales due to the anticipation of purchases in December and the commitments of the population at the beginning of the year. He explains: "Year-end promotions and the 13th . . .

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