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Brazilian auto production increased 18.7% in February from January

Saturday, March 5th 2011 - 07:14 UTC
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Automobile production in Brazil rose 18.7% in February from January, setting a record for the month, as exports surged on the back of increased global demand for automobiles, industry data showed on Friday. Read full article


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  • arquero

    You need to have 3.5 million market ( two times of UK)
    but don't have any own brands car companies !

    built your own brand(s) ..let's come and assist to develop your designs !

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 10:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Arquero, you're from Turkey, right? What does your country produce? Cars, buses, airplanes, anything like that?

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 02:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    Forget..true..I'm Balkan originated like 50% population.

    unfortunately ,Turkey is inept like Brasil in this area to has own brand.

    production/year is 900.000----1.000.000 units.
    in Turkey production : Hyundai, Toyota , Honda , Renault , Fiat , Ford ,
    Peugeot ,Mercedes(bus) , Two Turkish brands truck, Gelly &Cheery coming.

    here,there is no --mortgage system- you should buy in cash or 50%
    Bank Credit....oil/per litre (3 US $ ) 50 % of it's tax .

    Turkey has own military equipments and vehicles brands and F-16 ,F18
    montage productions under NATO concept.

    Turkey's most succesfull area is in durable white goods which has
    3 global Firms who covered just 62%market share of total Europe.
    in Textile,i don't think they will be able to compete against Asia.

    Last year Lula was here,i know some dealings made about Embraer
    short-medium range plane production here and with Petrobras
    deep sea drilling ..
    Brasil Nat Football Team is very popular here,so many Brasilian
    players has,...Alex de Souza is very very smart guy..really .

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87


    As I told you before, Brazil did have its own national brands. They went extinct due to economic mismanagement on the part of the central government during the 90s. Many companies suffered as a result of policies implemented in that decade, it was not only the car manufacturers. Embraer itself only exists today because it has always received government financial support, even after it was privatized. But yes, perhaps you'll right in complaining. It is high time for Brazil to attempt to recommence the productional of truly national popular brands.

    As for Turkey, I didn't mean to question its ability to produce high value added products. I know of the economic progress Turkey has seen under the AKP and Mr Erdogan, of whom I'm admirer.

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    Hey Turk

    Turkey has own military equipments and vehicles brands.
    They aren't Turkish brand, but all American what they produce with you.

    and F-16 ,F18
    montage productions under NATO concept.

    Turkey doesn't produce the F-16 and F18, it's pure maintanance.
    Turkey is just like my country involved in the F35, what is a flop and the Americans refuse to give us access to sensitive technology (They also refuse that to Israel and the UK). We are only involved in the production what we are going to buy and that's it. Even for maintenance we are stuck with the Americans.

    Turkey's most succesfull area is in durable

    With German cooperation. Stop acting as if Turkey is a super power in manufacturing. It isn't.

    And in my opinion. Turkey must never be allowed to the EU. Why? We have nothing in common. Matter of fact, the whole EU should be torn appart.

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 07:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    Forget !

    Recent Turkia economic dash is not related to any Governments just
    incidantal overlapped. -- Deep Organizations- are decisive here not
    Governments...I don't like Erdoğan who is bully and astatic..going
    I like Lula....Dilma ? no comment yet...let's see her..


    Fido ( Dido is chocolate brand here)

    Turkia has own developed military technology radars,rockets,trucks,small tanks..already sells to some African
    and Asian Countries.
    in Eskişehir F series war planes montaged but not weighty production
    as you know US don't give even her sins let alone their technologies.

    Turkish durable goods firms all about 60 years .some eloctronic ware
    parts are imported from China. Germans have no any advanced
    technology on White and Eloctronic wares. ..lately Grundig acquired
    by Arçelik (one of Turkish)

    Of course Turkia is not super power has only 1,5 trillion $ Economy
    (formal plus informal)

    Turkia has been special arreged member since 1961
    full membership ? who wants ! who needs !

    China coming ! in 2020 World's No :1 in both Military and Economy.
    everybody must cast their accounts...this is reality.

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Well, Erdogan's handling of Turkey's relations with Israel and the US is sufficient for me to like the fellow. He took Turkey away from the US's sphere of influence and is slowly turning it into a hegemon in the Middle East. But I do understand why you see him as a bully. His abrasive style is counterproductive in maintaining political stability.

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Y Draig Goch

    USA has given UK ful tech access to the F-35, its been in the papers for ages

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 09:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • arquero

    Forget !

    really do you believe these politicians' shows ? I don't
    Kaddafi's son from LSE as the same thing Erdoğan's son from Harvard.

    Turkia leaves NATO membership (can't)then maybe I believe them,
    but there are some deep disputes on South East --Kurds -- Northern Irak
    zone between US - Turkia...10%Population is Kurds here .....Americans are brainless & naive .

    Turkia's swinging to Middle East is not true...try to find out it's direction.
    They open up Türk schools in some African countries..
    litigious with Kaddafi( cursed Turks and Italians on tv ) ,as once with Mubarak ..frosty with İran

    in principle and reality Turkia is mainly based on Balkan and Caucasia
    origins and their traditions not Middle East ones.

    Mar 05th, 2011 - 09:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Brasil should be a major truck and smaller commercial vehicle producing country.

    If the nation lacks the indigenous expertise to run its own factories producing its own product lines, then we must ask “Why is this so?” because the decades of `learning how to do it´ alongside Fiat, Volkswagen, GM and Ford should have been sufficient.

    Real high-level Government investment in vehicle production, in parallel with real state/federal investment in the country's road & rail network and infrastructure, could really help to move Brasil from a third world country with pockets of second/first world urban/industrial centres to a genuine first world nation.

    Mar 09th, 2011 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    Brazil already has expertise in terrestrial vehicles production. The country manufactures buses and military armoured vehicles, and these are made by national enterprises, not multinationals. The abscence of national companies in the commercial vehicles market is due to economic reforms imposed in the 90s that opened the country for cheap imports. These imports ultimately led to the destruction of major parts of the manufacturing base - for instance, the automobile industry. And those reforms are the ones right-wingers such as yourself and the international press praise as having modernized the country.

    Mar 13th, 2011 - 07:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    Hi Forgetit,
    I must admit, I hadn't considered myself as being right wing! But perhaps all sectors of Brasilian society & politics are so left wing (or say they are) that I might appear Right by comparison! My overseas friends would smile at your assertion.

    Yes, I know our national buses, though I am thankfully less familiar with our military vehicles.
    I also know the problems (and possibilities) that are thrown up when international trade restrictions are lifted, but isolationism (like Bhutan and, in the past, Tibet) is not an option.
    My real concern is not vehicles, it's INFRASTRUCTURE, its planning, its introduction, its maintenence, and its integration both within the country and with its neighbours.
    If ever a national programme was appropriate it is here and now, in Brasil.
    Not the half-hearted and corrupted Dilma-managed programme under Lula, but a Roosevelt-type New Deal national plan of public works.
    I believe the Presidenta can do it . . . . . . as long as she is not confounded by the worst side of Brasilian political behaviour.

    Mar 14th, 2011 - 12:02 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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