As one of the world’s largest emerging economies, Brazil is home to one of the major automobile markets worldwide. Serving a population of 210 million, it is no wonder that Brazil is the 6th largest car market in the world based on new car registrations. The Brazilian automotive industry generated almost 60 billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2017. Additionally, Brazil is expected to be among the top-ten countries with the biggest online automotive aftermarket and part sales globally, being forecast to reach a share of 4.5% of this segment by 2022.
Market protection in the form of tariffs and quotas on imports has prompted companies to open or expand automotive production facilities within Brazil, which have helped stimulate the local economy. In fact, the Brazilian automotive industry had a production capacity of more than five million vehicles in 2018, generating jobs for more than 130 thousand Brazilians. That same year, Brazil produced about 2.4 million passenger cars, continuing a growing trend from 2016, when passenger car production reached its lowest level at least since 2004, mostly due to the macroeconomic crisis the country endured since 2014. When it comes to car manufacturers; Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Motors and Volkswagen are some of the leading manufacturers in the light vehicle segment, based on market share.
As the Brazilian economy has started bouncing back in recent years, so have motor vehicle sales. Vehicle sales amounted to 2.5 million units in 2018, portraying a notable increase from the 2.2 million units sold a year earlier. In a 2017 survey, it was found that subcompact vehicles such as Volkswagen Polo or Ford Fiesta remain the most used car types in Brazil.
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