Spanish automotive output rises in September

Spain saw its automotive production continue to recover year-on-year in September, marking the third consecutive month of growth, Kallanish learns from automotive association Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Automóviles y Camiones (Anfac) data. Year-to-date output growth, however, remained negative.

“This recovery is mainly due to the increase in sales of light vehicles seen in most European markets,” the association says. “There was also a growth in Turkey, with an increase of almost 100.7% on-month in September.” Sales in Brazil, Japan and South Africa also recovered.

Spain’s automotive production totalled 234,108 units in September, 17.2% more compared to the same period of 2018. During the first nine months this year, the country’s output amounted to 2,127,208 vehicles. This volume was -1.9% less than in January-September of 2018.

Spanish vehicle exports were 195,709 units during September, an increase of 21.1% compared to the same month last year. Nine-month shipments abroad fell by -2.1% to 1,731,987 units, show Anfac data.