Italian automotive output tumbles again

Italian car output lowered again in June after falling in May, Kallanish notes from local carmakers’ association Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (Anfia) preliminary data.

Total automotive production fell in June by a significant -39.4% compared to June 2019. In the first half of 2020 automotive output also fell by -39.6% on-year, the association says.

First-quarter output of 180,372 units and Q2 production of 91,043 units gave total H1 output of 271,415 units. In June passenger car output also fell by -64% on-year to 20,743 vehicles. H1 car output plunged by -56% compared to H1 2019 to 137,183 units.

Italy produced 115,160 light vehicles in H1, down -29.7% y-o-y, 18,989 trucks, down -41.2%, and 83 buses, down -9.2%, Anfia reveals.

In 2019 the country’s total output of vehicles including heavy transport was 914,826 units, of which 542,007 were passenger cars. This was down from 1.06 million units produced in 2018.

Italy has 23 production plants. By comparison, Spain has 17 plants, France 31 and Germany 42, Kallanish notes.