The automotive industry is experiencing a period of recovery, with its tenth month of growth, although Anfac notes that there are still significant interruptions in the supply chain that will continue throughout the year to recover and export may reach its limit. the capacity of the sector.
Vehicle production registered an increase of 19.7% in February compared to the same period in 2022, with a total of 226,410 units manufactured, compared to the first two months of the year, a cumulative increase of 14.1% in manufacturing compared to the same period. 2022, with 420,964 units, but still 15% less than the same period of 2019.
By vehicle type, the production of passenger cars and SUVs registered 179,289 units in February, 17.9% more than in the same month of 2022. For its part, the production of commercial and industrial vehicles increased by 27.1% with a total of 47,121 units compared to the same year last year.
In February, a total of 209,576 units were sent outside our borders, 29.9% more than in 2022. Despite the fact that the data accumulated during the year showed positive data of growth of 18.1% (379,923), the sector is still affected by the logistics situation and its difficulties by sea transportation
Destinations in Europe represent 91% of vehicle shipments, which is a slight increase of 1.3% compared to the same month last year. France, Germany, Italy, Britain and Turkey remain in the top order. With regard to the main European markets, it is expected that in 2023 there will be some recovery that can be boosted, if production capacity allows, to produce and export vehicles.
Production by energy sources
In the second month of the year, the production of zero and low emission vehicles (electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid, conventional hybrid, natural gas and LPG) increased by 89.8% to the same period in 2022, with 41,937 units. This is an increase of 7% in the quota compared to the previous year, representing up to 18.5% of the production quota in the month.
On the other hand, the manufacture of selected vehicles reached 13.5% of the total production, which represents an increase of 3.7% with the previous year. In February, a total of 3569 vehicles were selected, which represented an increase of 64.8% in the volume of production compared to last year. Of these, 24,375 units correspond to electrified cars (BEV pure electric and PHEV plug-in hybrids), which will increase by 50.2% to 2022. To date, the participation of 13.9% of vehicles manufactured in Spain with a total of 58,541 units produced.