Contrasting fortunes for Brazil and Mexico's auto manufacturing sectors


Several recent reports have noted the difference between Brazil and Mexico in the automotive manufacturing sector. A recent editorial from IHS SupplierBusiness gave a good snapshot of the dichotomy between these two countries and its impact on vehicle manufacturing.

Brazil's light vehicle market decline continued to accelerate in October, with sales and production falling even more sharply than in the previous month, according to the editorial. "The country is suffering thanks to a series of pressures including declining consumer confidence, difficult economic conditions, tightening credit and increasing interest rates, which, in turn, [are] affecting the automotive industry there," said SupplierBusiness.
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