Heavy truck production in Mexico increased 1.3% in 2017; exports rose 7.6%
Mexico managed to increase its exports of heavy trucks by 7.6% during 2017 to 114,251 units, with 90% of these shipments heading to the United States, said the National Association of Bus, Truck and Tractor Truck Producers (ANPACT). However, the export of heavy vehicles was 27.2% below the record figure of 2015, a year that exports reached 156,893 units.
The production of heavy vehicles in our country reached 152,903 units, which compared to the 150,889 vehicles in 2016, represented an increase of 1.3%, said Miguel Elizalde, president of ANPACT.
“Companies such as Navistar International, Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Kenworth, Freightliner, Dina, Scania, HINO, Cummins and others have kept confidence in Mexico, which has allowed a large number of suppliers to settle in the country,” said the ANPACT in its brief.
About 85% of the trade that is distributed is made by land, specifically through trucks and tractors, the rest by rail and sea.