Italian car output increases unexpectedly

Italian passenger car output increased unexpectedly year-on-year in September following a long series of declines since the beginning of 2022, Kallanish notes from local carmakers’ association Associazione Nazionale Filiera Industria Automobilistica (Anfia) preliminary data.

Passenger car production stood at 39,938 units in September, a notable increase of 25.9% compared to September 2021. Output also grew by 4.1% over the first nine months of the year to 338,509 units, Anfia says.

By comparison, Spanish car output also increased by 6.3% in September to 151,418 cars and by 2.4% y-o-y in January-September to 1.2 million cars.

In Germany, meanwhile, January-October output increased 10% y-o-y to 2.7m units. In October alone, German production jumped by 30% y-o-y to 277,900 cars, Anfia reveals.

French car production fell 2% y-o-y in January-June, the latest data available, to 500,182 units.

Italian passenger car output decreased by 2.1% y-o-y in full-year 2021 to 442,432 units. It stood at 451,718 units in 2020 versus 542,472 units in 2019.

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

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