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Automotive Report Germany 1st Quarter

  • ID: 2138442
  • Report
  • February 2017
  • Region: Germany
  • 13 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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Germany's automotive market is the largest in the EU, although it is modest compared with that of China and the US. Since 2000 annual average new-car sales of 3.2m and commercial vehicle sales of 300,000 have accompanied a mild upward trend (amid volatility) in domestic vehicle production. Germany is the world's fourth-largest vehicle manufacturer and the largest in Europe.

New-car sales in Germany have risen steadily over recent years, following an earlier decline in 2012-13. In 2016 annual registrations rose by 4.5%, to 3.35m, their highest level since 2009. The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts a slight decline in annual new-car sales in 2017, followed by a period of modest expansion to 2021. Over the five-year forecast period (2017-21), new-car registrations will rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of just 0.9%, compared with 1.6% for commercial vehicle (CV) registrations.

The outlook for Germany's automotive sector is more uncertain than usual given political developments in the US and the UK-the two largest markets for German auto exports and an integral part of the global supply chain. Against a broader global backdrop of rising protectionism, there is a clear risk of new tariff barriers and supply-chain disruption for German auto manufacturers.

Industry List: Automotive, Automotive, Commercial and other vehicles, Automotive, Fuel sources, Automotive, Passenger vehicles
Industry Codes (NAIC): 336
Industry Codes (SIC): 37
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Automotive Report Germany 1st Quarter

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Automotive report: Fuel sources
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