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Industrial activity soars 9.3% in Argentina led by the auto production

Tuesday, August 16th 2011 - 06:06 UTC
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The largest manufacturing sector expanded 23.8% on the year to about 80,000 vehicles. The largest manufacturing sector expanded 23.8% on the year to about 80,000 vehicles.

Argentina's industrial activity in June rose 9.3% on the year led by automobile production, according to manufacturers association UIA (Argentine Industrial Union).

“The expansion continues to show disparate rates of growth and relative concentration. The sectors with the greatest traction were automotive, machinery and basic metals, which together explained nearly 68% of total growth,” UIA said in a statement Monday.

June's 12-month growth rate was slightly lower than the 9.6% observed the previous month. Industrial output dipped 0.1% from May in seasonally adjusted terms.

Production in the automotive industry, Argentina's largest manufacturing sector, expanded 23.8% on the year to about 80,000 vehicles.

In May, Brazil stopped granting non-automatic import licenses on a number of products imported from Argentina, including automobiles and auto parts that led to delays at the border of up to 60 days. Some progress has been made in easing the restrictions following a flurry of meetings between Argentine and Brazilian government officials.

“According to sector sources, it is hoped that during the second half bilateral trade with Brazil reverses the minor setback that was observed [in June] in the level of foreign sales,” UIA said.

Argentine industry is set to benefit from yet another year of brisk economic expansion and strong demand for its products abroad, especially in Brazil. The government has forecast 8.2% growth this year, down from 9.2% in 2010.

Categories: Economy, Argentina.
Tags: Argentina, cars.

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  • Bubba

    This is just filling in the gaps in Brazilian production capability.
    When they get caught up, the the demand for Arg cars and products will disappear.

    Aug 16th, 2011 - 11:18 am 0
  • hipolyte

    nope, today all the people can have a new car, you are wrong.

    Aug 17th, 2011 - 12:18 am 0
  • GeoffWard2

    If the cost of buying a car increases faster than food inflation, general inflation and wage inflation, what chance that 'all the people can have a new car'?
    If fuel costs are high because gasoline/oil has to be imported and the tax-take on fuel is high, what chance that 'all the people can afford to drive a new car'?

    These 'one-off' Mercopress postings do little to illuminate the context in which percentage movements take place.
    If there is a recoupment from inflation/economic slump/etc, the % figure can look good, but the contextural position would show the economic collapse and fluctuating recuperation.
    The underlying situation can still be catastrophic even when a percentage 'improvement' occurs.
    The Economist uses graphs and time-series analyses to show the bigger picture. Perhaps Mercopress could do a little better.

    Aug 17th, 2011 - 09:53 am 0
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