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The Brazilian Automotive Supplier Report

  • January 2014
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  • Supplier Business
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  • 185 pages

In South America, Brazil is the leading vehicle producer in the region. In 2012, Brazil produced a total of 3.3 million vehicles and ranked as the seventh largest vehicle producer in the world, behind China, USA, Japan, Germany, South Korea and India. Production has so far been primarily driven by strong domestic demand. However, as neighbouring countries in the region, especially Mercosur member nations continue to develop, exports of vehicles and automotive parts will increasingly become an important driver for growth for the Brazilian automotive industry. The plethora of new investment commitments by international carmakers in Brazil, partially driven by the government’s stimulus programme, also indicates the importance investors are placing on both the domestic market and regional markets. However, the Brazilian government will have to carefully balance protectionism with liberalism to enable the automotive industry to grow successfully and sustainably.

This report examines the macroeconomic situation in Brazil, including planned investment in infrastructure development projects and national automotive policy & plans. The report provides an overview of automotive industry & supply chain, as well as looking at the vehicle component industry as a whole. It lists investments made by vehicle component suppliers, and relevant joint-ventures and mergers and acquisitions. In terms of supplier localisation, the report takes a look at the involvement of automakers in supplier development, localisation trends and the development automotive clusters. Finally the report looks at existing R&D capabilities in Brazil, as well as new investments taking place there and provides a conclusion on the opportunities and challenges that the country faces.

The report includes a series of 58 supplier profiles from suppliers either based in Brazil, or the localised operations of global tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers. These profiles provide you with relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information built from SupplierBusiness research.
The report leverages IHS SupplierBusiness’ WhoSuppliesWhom database of supplier-OEM relationships and also utilises IHS Automotive’s Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis.

Table Of Contents

The Brazilian Automotive Supplier Report
Brazilian Automotive Industry Overview

Overview of Macro Economic Situation

Planned Investment in Infrastructure Development Projects

National Automotive Policy and Plans
Tax Structure
Non-Tariff Trade Barriers
Regulations - Emissions and Safety
Manufacturing Advantage

Overview of Automotive Industry and Supply Chain
Structure of Automotive Industry
Production in 2013 and Forecasts
Export Destinations and Trends
Manufacturing Presence of OEMs and Production Bases
Investments by OEMs

Overview of Vehicle Component Industry
Investments by Vehicle Component Suppliers
• List of Joint-Ventures and Mergers and Acquisitions 2012/2013

OEM Supplier Relationship
Involvement of automakers in supplier development
Localisation Trends
Cluster Development
RandD Capabilities
• Existing RandD capabilities in Brazil
• New investments in RandD
Who Supplies Whom

Opportunities, Challenges and Future Outlook


Figure 1: Brazil GDP Growth (%)
Figure 2: Brazil - Average Annual Selic Interest Rates
Figure 3: Brazil - Imported Car Registrations as a Percentage of Total New Car Registrations
Figure 4: Brazil - Car Imports by Origin (2012)
Figure 5: Vehicle imports by Abeiva members (2012)
Figure 6: Brazil - New Car Registration by Fuel Type
Figure 7: Brazil - Deaths by Road User Categories (2009)
Figure 8: Brazil - Unemployment rate (% of total labour force)
Figure 9: Brazil - FDI net inflows (USD billion)
Figure 10: Brazil - FDI by Country (2010)
Figure 11: Brazil - New Passenger Car Registrations by Carmaker (2012)
Figure 12: Brazil - Investments in the Automotive Industry (USDm)
Figure 13: Brazil - 2012 Vehicle Sales by Carmaker (units)
Figure 14: Brazil - Passenger Car Sales by Segment (2012)
Figure 15: Brazil - Passenger Car Registrations (units)
Figure 16: Brazil - Automotive Production by Vehicle Type (2012)
Figure 17: Brazil - Automotive Industry Overview (units)
Figure 18: Brazil - Total Vehicle Exports (units)
Figure 19: Brazil - Vehicle Exports by Country (2012)
Figure 20: Brazil - Automotive Parts Exports (Percentage of automotive parts sales)
Figure 21: Brazilian Real vs. US dollar Average Annual Exchange Rate
Figure 22: Brazil - Passenger Car Production by Carmaker (2012)
Figure 23: Brazil - Breakdown of Automotive Parts Sales (2012)
Figure 24: Brazil - Automotive Parts Sales by Segment
Figure 25: Brazil - Automotive Parts Export Destinations (2012)
Figure 26: Brazil - Automotive Parts Export and Import (USDm)
Figure 27: Brazil - Vehicle Production by State (2010)
Figure 28: Brazil - Average Annual Selic Interest Rates
Figure 29: Brazil - Passenger Car and Light Vehicle Production Forecast (units)


Table 1: Import Tax rates
Table 2: IPI Tax Chart
Table 3: Summary of Inovar-Auto Programme
Table 4: Vehicle Price Comparison US vs. Brazil
Table 5: IPI Tax Chart for Passenger Cars
Table 6: Brazil's Proconve Emissions Programme for Light Vehicles
Table 7: Sales and Market Share of Carmakers in Brazil (2012)
Table 8: Top Ten Vehicle Sales by Model in Brazil (2012)
Table 9: OEMs and Assembler's Plants in Brazil
Table 10: Planned New Car Models in Brazil
Table 11: Top 25 Automotive Suppliers in Brazil Ranked by Sales (2012)
Table 12: Who Supplies Whom

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