AMAVe estimates that its purchases will represent 19% of the total market, but Campuzano points out that if there were a better volume of units available, the association’s figures would be higher.
Guillermo Rosales, president of the Mexican Association of Automotive Dealers, says there is no clear picture of available inventory levels for the coming months.
“This 2022 will continue to be marked by insufficient vehicles. Although it is true that gradually there has been a little more availability in the market, especially in the last two months, it is still quite marginal,” Rosales said.
In February of this year, automotive production in Mexico registered its first year-on-year increase, after having had seven continuous months with negative variations, as a consequence of the breaks in global supply chains.
In June of this year, with 285,318 units produced, the figure resulted in an increase of 6% compared to the same month a year earlier, however, in the accumulated figure for the first half of the year, the increase is only 3.9%.
The National Auto Parts Industry, based on data from the international consulting firm IHS Markit, has indicated that, due to the lack of semiconductors, which have been prioritized for the manufacture of electronics such as cell phones and laptops, throughout 2021 603,329 vehicles were discontinued in Mexico.