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Auto sales growth returning in Brazil and Russia… green shoots of recovery?

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2017 is turning out to be a year of growth for passenger vehicle (PV) markets in Brazil and Russia, marking a shift in direction for the first time in last 5-years. Brazil and Russia, two commodity-driven economies witnessed a strong pick up in PV sales volume over the past 6-months.

The uptrend in commodity cycle helped Russia and Brazil to bounce back from recession in 2017. With the revival in economic activities, PV manufactures in these two countries logged double-digit growth in monthly sales volume (Image 1).

Russia - Brazil Monthly Sales Growth

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Electric Vehicles: Arriving faster than anticipated

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Come winter and the noise about air pollution increases multi-fold in the news and social media coverage. And so increases the calls for curbing pollution from vehicular emissions. Thankfully, we are closer to increase in the proportion of alternate energy vehicles in our fleet now than we were a couple of years back. In this study, we have highlighted how countries are placed in terms of electric vehicles sales growth and penetration.

China continues to be the engine behind electric vehicle growth in the world, thanks to policy push from the Chinese government. In the first 9 months of 2017, the sale of electric vehicles (pure and hybrid both) increased by 46% (Image 1). China contributed 22% out of the 46% growth followed by Europe (11%), USA (6%) and rest of the world contributing 7%.

 

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Image 1: Growth contribution by countries in EV sales

 

 

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Mexico earthquake: Are you well prepared to hedge/ gain from disruptions in supply?

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The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19 has left auto OEMs, suppliers and dealers worried on possible production and sales losses, if any. Fortunately, Central Mexico, the worst affected area, has fewer manufacturing plants compared to other parts of the country. 

But as a participant in the auto supply chain, are you well prepared to hedge or possibly gain out of the situations like these?

FiND, a brand new Alternative Data platform, can not only alert you about the OEMs and plants which are worse impacted by the supply disruptions but also can provide information about the models and parts produced in these plants.

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