Wholesale sales of heavy vehicles increase by 17.1% in September
MEXICO – The National Association of Bus, Truck and Tractor-Truck Producers (ANPACT) reported that during the month of September a total of 2,419 units were sold wholesale, which compared to the 2,066 registered in September 2020, means a growth of 17.1%.
Sales in the passenger vehicle segment registered 426 units, an increase of 230.2% compared to the 129 units sold during the same month last year.
Cumulative wholesale sales totaled 22,318 units sold from January through September of this year, which compared to the 16,010 units sold in the same period of 2020, represents a 39.4% increase. Accumulated sales to September in the passenger segment registered an increase of 83.5% compared to the same period last year.
ANPACT also announced that during the month of September of this year, a total of 10,772 units were exported, which compared to those exported during September 2020, represents a decrease of 11.3%.
During the period from January to September 2021, a total of 103,112 units were exported, which compared to the 82,304 units exported during the first nine months of 2020, represents an increase of 25.3%.
The production of buses, trucks and tractor-trailers registered a total of 12,357 units in September 2021, which implies that the units manufactured in Mexico decreased by 8.8% compared to the same month of the previous year, when 13,547 units were produced.
From January to September 2021, heavy-duty vehicle production totaled 120,721 units, up 23.1% compared to the same period in 2020, when a total of 98,059 units were produced.
Miguel Elizalde, executive president of ANPACT, mentioned that the increase in the sale of passenger units is the result of the demand for buses that is beginning to reestablish itself as mobility returns to normal.
"The data we observe in sales represent a market response to the resumption of both labor and academic activities; however, it is still necessary to recover the pre-pandemic levels and the dynamism that in previous years the industry, a world leader, observed", Elizalde said.
Source: Portal Automotriz