Audi and Volkswagen in Puebla with Sales Down in the First Two Months

The Audi and Volkswagen brands reported a reduction in their sales of -5.8 and -16.1 percent, respectively, in the period January-February 2022 compared to the same period last year, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography. Both German firms, with production plants in the state of Puebla, reflected a contraction in sales levels in a context marked by the shortage of semiconductors that are required for the assembly of units, a situation that affects the automotive sector globally. . .

The Audi brand placed a total of 1,449 units in the Mexican market in the first two months of the year. The accumulated data was below the 1,538 vehicles that the firm with the four rings displaced in the same period of the previous year. In February alone, it sold 925 units, a figure that represented 1.5 percent more than the same month in 2021, when it placed 911 cars; however, it has not managed to recover the levels prior to the pandemic, when in February 2019 it managed to sell 989 vehicles. For its part, the Volkswagen brand placed 14,096 units in the first two months of the year, which contrasts with the 16,799 cars that it moved during the same period in 2021.

The month of February represented a total sale of 7,176 for the brand. units, a contraction of 17.9 percent compared to the same month a year earlier, when it placed 8,745 vehicles. According to the Light Vehicle Sales Report published by Inegi, the Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) and the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA), the 41 vehicle brands that operate in the country sold during the period January-February 2022 a total of 158 thousand 185 new units, which meant a reduction of 3.9 percent compared to what was reported during the same period last year.

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The Audi and Volkswagen brands reported a reduction in their sales of -5.8 and -16.1 percent, respectively, in the period January-February 2022 compared to the same period last year, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography.

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