21 September 2017

US Vehicle Production - Brand : 2015-16

Car sales here exclude SUVs and pick-ups so it is a specialised segment, one that is in decline around the world. The US still likes the three box shape and the number made is still high. Eleven companies make them under many more brands. The list below shows that.

One thing that can happen with any vehicle manufacturing is that the numbers can move suddenly. A new plant or a closure, a model shifted to another country or one brought into the country and the numbers jerk suddenly one way or the other.

GM is the biggest by company and Chevrolet the largest by brand. It dropped 16% in 2015 and jumped 40% in 2016. The Camaro model did much for Chev's figures and the CT6 for Cadillac but it was a braod range of things that brought the increase. Chrysler lost out due the the 200 and Dart models declining, while with Ford the Focus took a hit.

Overall numbers down a paltry 1%, but I assume that a slow decline will the the long term prognosis, reflecting a trend toward other types of body styles in the car industry.

Cars
15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
1 1 GM 1,015,950 24.5 40% 747,775 17.5 -16%

Chevrolet 842,550 20.3 37% 615,425 14.8 -11%
Buick 91,400 2.2 26% 72,275 1.7 -26%
Cadillac 81,950 2.0 103% 40,300 1.0 -45%
Opel -

50 0.0 -77%
2 2 Toyota 718,750 17.3 -1% 728,025 17.5 -3%

Toyota 675,150 16.3 -7% 723,925 17.4 -3%
Lexus 43,600 1.1 n/a 4,075 0.1 n/a
3 3 Honda Tot 695,000 16.8 2% 684,000 16.4 -2%

Honda 634,675 15.3 5% 602,750 14.5 -6%
Acura 60,325 1.5 -26% 81,250 1.9 39%
5 4 Hyundai Tot 455,325 11.0 -5% 478,050 11.5 -12%

Hyundai 342,850 8.3 -11% 384,525 9.3 -4%
Kia 112,475 2.7 20% 93,525 2.2 -34%
6 5 Nissan 412,150 9.9 -2% 421,100 10.1 -9%
7 6 Chrysler Tot 130,225 3.1 -54% 280,550 6.7 7%

Chrysler 77,825 1.9 -57% 181,800 4.4 14%
Dodge 52,400 1.3 -47% 98,750 2.4 -3%
4 7 Ford Tot 408,650 9.9 -26% 550,000 12.2 13%

Ford 390,600 9.4 -28% 542,500 13.0 14%
Lincoln 18,050 0.4 140% 7,525 0.2 -10%
8 8 Mercedes 89,750 2.2 -6% 95,300 2.3 140%
10 9 Subaru 88,050 2.1 33% 66,000 1.6 20%
9 10 VW 74,800 1.8 -14% 87,150 2.1 -26%
11 11 Tesla 56,500 1.4 12% 50,600 1.2 44%

Total 4,145,100 -1% 4,168,800 -3%

19 September 2017

Canada Vehicle Production - Brand : 2015-16

Honda Plant in Canada

Canadians do fear a loss of their car industry. mexico has lower wages and certainly new investment does usually go to that nation. However, for now there seems no threat. Trucks are protected by import duty and that is what Canada mostly makes. For every car, there are two trucks made.

Cars: There isn't much to separate Toyota, Chyrsler and Honda, with GM a little back. That's it folks. 800,000 cars, four manufacturing companies. Pick-ups and SUVs are trucks in North America so it's understandable that car numbers are smaller. For 2017, there was a drop of 13.1%.

Trucks: This is where the majority of vehicles are catogorised. Only five brands but all doing good numbers. GM leads from Toyota, Chrysler, Ford and Honda. The total volume was up 12%.

Cars
15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
2 1 Toyota 237,550 30.7 -5.9
252,350 28.4 2.0
1 2 Chrysler 237,450 30.7 -6.6
254,200 28.6 14.2
4 3 Honda 208,775 27.0 16.7
178,825 20.1 -7.8
3 4 GM 89,325 11.6 -39.7
204,625 23.0 -17.3

Total 773,100
-13.1
890,025 38.9 -2.4
Utility
1 1 GM 394,950 25.3 5.4
374,625 26.9 10.8
2 2 Toyota 364,175 23.3 7.6
338,350 24.3 1.9
3 3 Chrysler 309,275 19.8 18.8
260,775 18.7 -29.8
5 4 Ford 271,500 17.4 35.3
200,700 14.4 -10.9
4 5 Honda 210,750 13.5 2.2
206,150 14.8 3.6

Heavy Trk 12,450 0.8 -13.9
14,475 1.0 21.3
Total 1,563,100 12.0
1,395,075 -5.8


Gr Total 2,336,200 2.2
2,283,650 -4.5

Summary. With the total up 2.2%, Canadian vehicle production is holding its own.

18 September 2017

Brazil Production By Brand : 2015-16

The car industry is a barometer of the economic condition of a country. Because most cars sold in Brazil are locally made, the production volumes speak to us regarding this. In the case of Brazil years of growth culminating in a high of over 3.7 million vehicles in 2013 has dwindled since then to under 2.2 million in 2016. Therefore, the economy have been on a downward slope of late.

Cars: VW is the largest producer in this area and has been since it rose to number one in 2004. It has been top for most of the industry's history. GM goes back to around 1960 and is currently second. Fiat commence manufacturing cars in 1976 and has been a major player ever since.  Ford started up with car production in 1967 and now sits fourth.

Asian brands arrived only recently and are trying to make up for that. Toyota has made it up to fifth but newcomer Hyundai (arrived in 2010) was down. Renault has made a come back after a couple of indifferent years.

15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
1 1 VW 277,426 15.6 -20%
347,133 17.2 -31%
3 2 GM 272,295 15.3 -8%
296,761 14.7 -36%
2 3 Fiat 246,847 13.9 -27%
339,147 16.8 -26%
4 4 Ford 209,570 11.8 -8%
227,749 11.3 -8%
6 5 Toyota 177,037 9.9 4%
170,569 8.5 6%
7 6 Renault 164,324 9.2 2%
160,496 8.0 -20%
5 7 Hyundai 162,568 9.1 -16%
193,755 9.6 -7%
8 8 Honda 120,585 6.8 -19%
148,074 7.3 16%
9 9 PSA 82,259 4.6 24%
66,481 3.3 -24%
10 10 Nissan 40,544 2.3 -2%
41,512 2.1 76%
11 11 Mitsubishi 9,115 0.5 -42%
15,754 0.8 -37%

Others 17,040 1.0
10,400 0.5
Total 1,779,610 -12%
2,017,831 -19%

Commercial: Fiat is the main producer in this sector, a third of the total testifies to that. GM, VW and Renault follow in that order.

15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-
2015 % +/-
1 1 Fiat 134,777 34.1 -8%
146,141 33.5 -32%
3 2 GM 62,152 15.7 -4%
65,018 14.9 -46%
2 3 VW 47,460 12.0 -37% 75,397 17.3 -22%
5 4 Renault 40,567 10.3 171%
14,963 3.4 -23%
4 5 MAN 19,360 4.9 -17%
23,288 5.3 -48%
7 6 Scania 13,595 3.4 4%
13,072 3.0 -41%
6 7 Mitsubishi 10,458 2.6 -23%
13,643 3.1 -34%
8 8 Ford 9,949 2.5 -23%
12,848 2.9 -42%
9 9 Volvo Truck 9,679 2.4 6%
9,136 2.1 -61%
10 10 Hyundai 3,805 1.0 -36%
5,918 1.4 -83%
11 11 Nissan 3,209 0.8 -42%
5,549 1.3 -39%
12 12 PSA 2,265 0.6 -30%
3,231 0.7 -15%
13 13 Agrale 2,001 0.5 -21%
2,530 0.6 -58%
14 14 DAF 721 0.2 123%
323 0.1 -28%

Others 35,676 9.0
44,734 10.3
Total 395,674
-9%
435,791
-35%

The total is down 11% but expect to see that change for the better in 2017. The number of 'Others' is for manufacturers that either don't belong to the association supplying the data or those that wish for the numbers not to be published. 


Gr Total 2,175,284
-11%
2,453,622
-23%

Data source: ANFAVEA.