Italian car output gains momentum

Italian passenger car output increased further in September after ticking higher in August, Kallanish notes from preliminary data released by local carmakers’ association Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (Anfia).

Passenger car output registered an increase of 36.1% year-on-year in September to 68,286 units. In the first nine months of the year 279,204 cars were produced in the country, a fall of -34.5% y-o-y, Anfia says.

In Q3, Italy produced 74,715 light vehicles, up 6.7% y-o-y, and 189,875 light vehicles in the first nine months of the year, down -18.8% y-o-y. In Q3 11,742 trucks were produced, down -15.7% on Q3 2019. In the period January-September Italian car makers produced 30,731 trucks, also down -33.5 y-o-y, Anfia reveals.

Total automotive output including heavy transport decreased by -29.2% y-o-y in January-September to 499,977 units. In Q3 227,813 units were produced, a y-o-y increase of 16.5%.

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.