Foreign media: outbreak may reduce global car sales by 10 million

Affected by the spread of the epidemic overseas, the global auto industry has suffered a huge impact. Auto companies in Europe, North America and other regions have chosen to stop production and production in response to the epidemic prevention and control, which has also caused a huge decline in the global automotive market.

According to foreign media reports, market research agency IHS MARKIT has significantly lowered its forecast for car sales in almost all regions of the world, saying that automakers will face a sharp decline in global sales this year.

According to the latest data from IHS Markit, global auto deliveries this year may drop by more than 12% from last year to 78.8 million units. That would be more than the 8% decline during the Great Depression a decade ago. This new estimate is 10 million fewer than researchers expected in January.

IHS Markit analyst Colin Couchman wrote in an emailed statement: "It is expected that by 2020, the global automotive industry will experience unprecedented and almost instantaneous demand stagnation. The risks are heavily skewed to the downside , It is difficult to accurately determine how far the market may fall and what the prospects for recovery will be. "

At the same time, IHS lowered US passenger car and light truck sales by 2.4 million units to 14.4 million units, down 15.3% year-on-year; European sales were down 1.9 million units, down 14% year-on-year; China market was down 230 Million.

At present, with the gradual stabilization of the epidemic in China, the domestic automobile industry has begun to enter an orderly return to work. In addition, domestic governments at various levels have also introduced measures to boost the automobile consumer market, which has also enabled the domestic automobile consumer market to quickly return to normal levels and reduce the impact of the epidemic on the automobile industry.

However, the European, American and North American markets have gradually entered the high incidence period of the epidemic, and the severe situation of the epidemic has escalated. More auto companies have started to take measures to stop production and production. This period will result in a possible reduction of approximately 1.44 million vehicles in Europe, North America and Latin America.

Previously, major car companies announced when they stopped working that they expected to resume production around early April, but as the number of confirmed cases in Europe and North America continued to rise, car companies have also cancelled their previous plans to resume production, and No specific timetable for returning to work was provided.