Italian car output falls

Italian passenger car output decreased significantly year-on-year in July, by 29.1%, and also went down compared to the same month in 2019, Kallanish notes from preliminary data released by local carmakers’ association Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (Anfia).

Passenger car output stood at 37,200 units in July. Production in July 2020 was 52,445 units, while 50,523 units were assembled in July 2019, Anfia says.

Over the first seven months of 2021, however, the country’s passenger car output increased strongly compared to the same period in 2020. It stood at 285,763 units versus 190,377 units last year.

In January-June, meanwhile, the county produced 178,990 light commercial vehicles, a 55.4% y-o-y increase, and 33,590 trucks, up 76.9%. Data for these categories is published with a month’s delay.

In full-year 2020 Italy’s passenger car production stood at 451,826 units, versus 542,472 cars in 2019.

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

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