Italian car output falls in 2021

Italian passenger car output decreased by 2.1% year-on-year in 2021. In December alone, production fell 8.5% compared to December 2020, Kallanish notes from local carmakers’ association Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (Anfia) preliminary data.

Passenger car production stood at 40,314 units in December and 442,432 units in 2021. Italy’s passenger car production stood at 451,718 units in 2020, the year of the pandemic, versus 542,472 units in 2019, Anfia says.

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

In 2021 output of light commercial vehicles (LCV) was 290,021 units, up by 4.7% on 2020. Truck production increased notably last year to 63,167 units, a y-o-y hike of 31.8%.

Overall automotive production in 2021 stood at 795,856 units. This reflects an uptick of 2.4% compared to the previous year and a significant fall compared to 2019 when production reached 915,291 units, Kallanish notes.

Natalia Capra France