Car Sales Fall 10% in Brazil. Exports Also Down 7%.

Sales of domestic and foreign vehicles in Brazil fell 9.6% in June in comparison with May, according to the monthly balance released today, July 6, by the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA).

148,384 units were sold, as against 164,132 in the previous month. June’s total was nearly the same as in June, 2005, when 148,491 units were sold. This year’s cumulative sales from January to June amounted to 861,225 units, 7.6% more than last year’s total of 800,128 units during the same six-month period.

Total production was also off, 6.7% in relation to May’s figures (225,831 units, as against 241,999), and 1.5% in relation to June, 2005, when 229,342 vehicles were built.

Overall production so far this year was up 4.4% in comparison with the same period last year (1,302,281 units, as against 1,247,753). Production of agricultural machines was down by 6%.

Brazil also exported fewer vehicles in June (72,190 units, as against 77,829 in May), a decrease of 7.2%. The decline was even greater (17.8%) in comparison with June, 2005, when exports totaled 87,808 units.

But Brazilian sales of agricultural machines abroad rose by 11.9%, from 1,856 in May to 2,076 in June. In comparison with June, 2005, when 3,356 units were exported, there was a drop of 38.1%.

ABr

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

60% of Brazilians or 48 Million People Work Under the Table

Over half of Brazilian workers make their livings in the informal economy, estimated in ...

Brazil Has World’s Largest Public Tranplant System

In the last two years, Brazil presented record growth in the number of organ ...

Grilled for 9 Hours in Congress, Brazil’s Finance Czar Denies Any Wrongdoing

During nine hours of testimony before the Brazilian Senate’s Commission on Economic Affairs, Wednesday, ...

Brazilian House Goes to the Supreme Against Electoral Rule

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies intends to appeal to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) ...

Brazil Makes Biofuel a National Priority

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said today that few countries are as ...

Brazil’s Ana Moniz Makes Purses that Are Fun and Irreverent

Brazilian Ana Moniz, a designer from Rio de Janeiro, in southeastern Brazil, turns car ...

Brazil Justice Allows US Father to Have Son Back, But He Has to Stay in Rio

The 16th Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro decided that American David Goldman can ...

RAPIDINHAS

Brazilians have been chosen once again as the world champions of sex. The latest ...

Argentina Army Seems to Be Smuggling Weapons to Brazilian Mafia Groups

A Brazilian congressional committee began Wednesday, February 1st, contacts with Argentina and other neighboring ...

Brazil’s Quota Foes Conveniently Forget US Affirmative Action’s 40-Year Success

Late last month, in the same week when the Federal University of Rio Grande ...