Brazil’s car production falls 150 times due to coronavirus

Brazil’s car production falls 150 times due to coronavirus

May 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Automobile production in Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic was reduced by almost 150 times, reaching the level of 1957, RIA Novosti reported, citing a statement by the Brazilian Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea).

“This is the worst result in the industry since 1957, even during the strikes we did not have such a low production of cars in the country,” said representative of the association Luis Carlos Moraes at a virtual press conference on May 8.

He noted that the decline in production in April 2020 amounted to 99.4%. Car factories produced only 1.8 thousand cars against 267.6 thousand in April 2019.

The association said the reason for the decline in car production was the closure of factories across the country due to government quarantine measures. Currently, only Renault and BMW have partially resumed production in compliance with the sanitary regulations of the authorities.