The effects of the lockdown in China on the Brazilian automotive industry
The new Covid outbreak in China, which resulted in lockdown in the largest port in the world, in Shanghaihas even affected the Brazilian automotive industry, says the Electric Energy Commercialization Chamber.
According to the entity, which monitors fifteen branches of economic activity, the energy consumption The vehicle sector in Brazil had resumed growth this year, after a fall that began in October 2021 — but then fell again after the Chinese port closed.
In February, energy consumption in the automotive industry rose 3% and 1.6% in March, but fell 1.9% in April, shortly after the port of Shanghai closed.
As restrictions in the region brought a series of challenges to imports, the delay of goods and the worsening of the semiconductor supply constraint forced the automakers to slow down the pace of production resumption, points out the CCEE.
Earlier this week, Shanghai officials announced that the megalopolis should allow normal life to resume from June 1, after new Covid cases have been brought under control in most districts of the city.