The mission of the Automotive industry – one of the most globalised industries – is to provide safe and accessible transportation for the world’s increasing population. The industry is one of the main engines of economic growth, with important multiplier effects both in upstream sectors such as metal processing, chemicals, and textiles, and in downstream sectors like ICT, trade and services. It is also one of the biggest innovators on a global scale, rapidly adopting breakthrough technologies that address the need for more efficient and environmentally-friendly transport solutions.
The Automotive industry involves the manufacturing of bodies, engines, parts and whole vehicles for ground transportation. Such vehicles include motorcycles, cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles.
Indonesia is home to ASEAN’s largest market for two- and four-wheel vehicles and the second largest motor vehicle producer. A number of global automotive brands have opened production sites in the country or plan to do so. ...View more details
The COVID-19 pandemic severely impaired the operations of the Mexican automotive sector. It suffered from disruptions to global supply chains, lockdown restrictions and dwindling demand, both in the domestic market and the US – the ...View more details
Malaysia is the third-largest motor vehicle manufacturer and market (excluding motorcycles) in the ASEAN region, behind Thailand and Indonesia. The motor vehicle industry (including motorcycles) was dominated by ...View more details
Thailand is the largest producer of four-wheel vehicles in the ASEAN region and the 11th largest vehicle producer in the world. Additionally, the Thai four-wheel vehicle market is the second-largest in ASEAN and the 17th-largest market in ...View more details
Russia is home to the fifth largest car market in Europe and the ninth largest in the world. The automotive industry, however, takes less than half percent of the economy and employs just 3% of the manufacturing sector’s workforce. ...View more details