Smaller vehicle production also affects BiH. auto industry

07.05.2022. / 15:48

BANJA LUKA, SARAJEVO – Due to problems in the delivery of parts, German car manufacturers will produce much fewer vehicles this year than planned, which will be felt by domestic manufacturers in the automotive industry, which already have less work and fewer orders from German companies.

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Namely, the professional magazine “Automobilvohe”, referring to the data of the company “IHS Markit”, points out that the German manufacturers will produce about 700,000 cars less than they planned at the beginning of the year.

VW was particularly affected, which will produce half a million fewer vehicles this year, while BMW will produce 100,000 fewer cars and Mercedes about 80,000.

According to this magazine, due to lower production, discounts on new vehicles have been reduced. Sellers give customers minimal discounts, which they have not given in the last ten years, while the buyer often has to wait an unusually long time for his vehicle.

The President of the Association of Metal and Electrical Industry at the Chamber of Commerce of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kasim Kotorić, pointed out that there has already been a decline and a decrease in orders.

“Many companies are already experiencing a reduced number of orders. As large manufacturers reduce the number of products, so do their subcontractors reduce the number of deliveries. No one has yet commented on some of the percentage of the decline, but it is somewhere around 10 percent. We cannot yet estimate how this will move forward. “Kotorić emphasized.

According to him, everyone who works for the auto industry in BiH has felt this decline.

“There are no extreme declines yet, but orders are slowly declining”stated Kotorić.

A spokesman for the Republika Srpska Chamber of Commerce, Vladimir Blagojevic, said a dozen companies in Republika Srpska work in the auto industry.

“Due to the crisis, these companies are not working at full capacity for the automotive industry, but in part, and their production is not completely endangered due to the problems facing the global automotive industry.”Blagojevic said.

He added that the forecasts are different for how long this situation will last, and if some announcements come true that the world car industry will recover only in 2024, it could create a problem for domestic businessmen in the long run.

Economic analyst Igor Gavran emphasized that this is one of our most important sectors, in which a large number of people work and large exports are made.

“It is practically certain that the reduction of car production in Germany will affect the reduction of orders, and probably a similar situation is not only in Germany, because supply chains are disrupted. There are problems with leaving the Russian market, problems in China with closures and suspensions of production, and this will certainly affect this reduction. “explained Gavran.

He pointed out that the question is whether BH. manufacturers of auto parts could place their products on the Russian market, as sanctions were imposed on Russia by many countries, and numerous contracts with suppliers were terminated.

“It’s more my hope to preserve production, but we’ll see. We also know that the prices of both new and used cars have risen, and that more is awaited for delivery. ”, concluded Gavran. Independent newspapers


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