The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.

The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia.
The emerging markets in CE, SE and Eastern Europe include Romania, Poland, Hungary, Turkey, Serbia, Lithuania.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Auto vechicle production in CE and SE Europe: Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey



What are the most interesting developments of the auto vechicle production in CE and SE Europe: Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Turkey in 2017? Who are the main automotive OEMs operating in Emerging Europe? What were the dynamics of their production? Here are some details:

1.1 Romania
  • The production of auto vehicles in Romania has recorded 363,654 units in 2017.
  • Automobile Dacia, acquired by the Renault Group in 1999, is the main producer of auto vehicles in Romania. Dacia produces in its plant in Arges county (Southern Romania) the following models of auto vehicles: Logan, Logan MCV, Logan MCV Stepway, Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Duster, Lodgy, Lodgy Stepway, Dokker, Dokker VAN. Dacia has produced 313,883 auto vehicles in 2017, a decrease of 2% compared to 2016.
  • Ford has a plant in Craiova (Southern Romania) acquired in 2008. In 2017, Ford Romania continued to increase the number of EcoSport units manufactured in Craiova (5,991 units in December, 8,877 units from the start of its production), which makes the total production of Ford from Craiova (B-Max and EcoSport) for the whole of 2017, to be 49,771 units (+ 28.1% versus 2016). 
1.2 The Czech Republic
·         The production of cars and LCVs in the Czech Republic has recorded 1,307,547 units in the first 11 months of 2017, up by 4.49% compared to the similar period of 2016.
·         The production of cars and LCVs in the Czech Republic in the first 11 months of 2017 has been split as follows: Skoda (60.87%), Hyundai (25.54%) and TPCA - Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile (13.59%).
·         The Czech production of CVs has reached 1,354 units in the first 11 months of 2017, up by 18.77% compared to the similar period of the previous year.
·         The production of buses in the Czech Republic in the first 11 months of 2017 has reached 4,200 units, an increase of 5% compared to the similar period of 2016.
·         The production of motorcycles over 50 ccm in the Czech Republic has recorded 1,337 units in the first 11 months of 2017, up by 13.11% compared to the first 11 months of 2016.
·         Skoda, part of Volkswagen Group, has produced 795,903 auto vehicles in the Czech Republic in the first 11 months of 2017, up by 12.73% compared to the similar period of 2016.
·         Iveco is the main manufacturer of buses in the Czech Republic. It has produced 3,718 buses in the first 11 months of 2017, up by 5.45% compared to the same period of 2016.

1.3 Slovakia
  • Slovakia has the highest per capita car production in the world.
  • Slovakia is home to three car plants run by Volkswagen, Kia and PSA Peugeot Citroën. The three major carmakers and their subcontractors account for approximately 12% of the country’s GDP.
  • Since the arrival of Volkswagen in 1991 in Slovakia, the automotive industry has become the pillar of Slovakia’s economy and the engine of its growth.
  • The car production in Slovakia has decreased slightly to 1.025 million vehicles in 2017 from 1.040 million in 2016.
  •  Kia produces in Slovakia the models Kia Venga, Kia cee’d and Kia Sportage. 
1.4 Poland
  • The automotive industry accounts for 3.8% of the total gross value added in Poland’s economy.
  • The production of passenger cars in Poland in the first 11 months of 2017 has recorded 487,300 units, a decrease of 4.6% compared to the first 11 months of 2016.
  • The production of LCVs and CVs over 3.5t including truck tractors has reached 157,133 units in Poland in the first 11 months of 2017, up by 40% compared to the same period of 2016.
  • The Polish production of vehicles for public transport (buses to carry 10 persons or more) has reached 4,671 units in the first 11 months of 2017, an increase of 0.5% compared to the similar period of 2016.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been the leader in car production in Poland in 2017.
  • In 2017, the FCA plant in Tychy, Poland has produced 263,424 cars, out of which 178,989 Fiat 500, 62,085 Lancia Ypsilon and 22,350 Abarth 500.
  • The plant in Tychy ranks among the top three European FCA plants in terms of the number of cars produced in 2017.
  • Volkswagen has plants in Poland, located in Poznan and Wrzesnia. The plant in Wrzesnia has been opened in the second half of 2016 and produces Volkswagen Crafter model.
  • Volkswagen has produced 164,668 units of Caddy model in its plant in Poznan in 2017, up by 3.8% compared to the previous year.
  • General Motors has a plant in Gliwice, Poland, currently under integration into PSA as a result of the PSA Group's takeover of General Motors’ Opel and Vauxhall brands. 
1.5 Bulgaria
  • Great Wall Motor has become the first Chinese carmaker to open an assembly plant in Europe by launching a factory, in Bahovitsa, Bulgaria in February 2012.
  • The Great Wall facility has been built together with the Bulgarian partner Litex Motors. 
  • In February 2017, Bulgarian car manufacturer Litex Motors has filed for bankruptcy with Sofia City Court citing 'over-indebtedness'
1.6 Turkey
  • Turkey is the 14th largest automotive manufacturer in the world and 5th largest in Europe. The production of passenger cars in Turkey in 2017 has recorded 1.142.906 units, up by 20% compared to the same period of 2016.
  • The automotive sector in Turkey has 107 R&D centers and approximately 200,000 people are employed in the automotive industry in Turkey.
  • The automotive is the leading industry in Turkey’s exports with 18% share. Turkey exports 77% of the automotive production to more than 180 countries.
  • The production of passenger cars in Turkey have reached 1,047,846 units in the first 11 months of 2017, an increase of 24% compared to the similar period of 2016.
  • The production of commercial vehicles in Turkey has recorded an increase of 2% in the first 11 months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016, reaching 495,741 units.
  • Autovehicle producers present in Turkey include Honda, Isuzu, Hyundai, Ford, Toyota, Renault etc.
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