For a number of months, the scarcity of some key merchandise for manufacturing is being a significant drawback for the automotive industry. What began with a worldwide chip and semiconductor scarcity is constant the lack of other raw materials and rising costs from the similar. It does so till it reaches a degree that worries the Spanish Affiliation of Automotive Suppliers (Sernauto), which has revealed some placing knowledge.
To start with, they estimate that between January and the finish of Could have stopped producing a complete of 231,679 autos in Spain for that lack of chips that we talked about. There have been factories which were quickly stopped and that has additionally resulted in a cancellation of the provide of the relaxation of the parts wanted to make these autos. Whereas the chip and semiconductor disaster may lengthen into early 2022, there are other points that concern the industry.
As a result of at the similar time you might be observing how will increase the value of some raw materials obligatory for manufacturing. That is the case of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, polymeric materials or chemical merchandise. For instance, metal has price as much as 5 occasions extra in 2021. All plastic materials They’ve turn into dearer as a consequence of the rise in the value of the oil wanted to create them, whereas power and logistics prices additionally price extra. There may be even a scarcity of containers, with which the maritime freight has multiplied by 5 its price.
That this example has been reached may be defined by a number of causes. The rise in demand for raw materials is because of the market restoration after the stoppages of exercise as a consequence of the pandemic. Additionally to the tendency of corporations to overstock. It have to be taken into consideration that the reactivation of the home demand of the United States and China it has induced much less circulate of materials to Europe. It additionally influences that China established export restrictions to favor home provide
On the other hand, the metal capability of our continent has fallen by 35% in two years (2019 as a consequence of the weak point of the market and 2020 as a consequence of the pandemic). To this have to be added the scarcity of scrap as a consequence of the decrease industrial exercise in 2020 and the discount in scrapping of autos as a consequence of the lower in registrations. Due to this fact, Sernauto warns of the disaster that’s being lived and that «involves ballast the path of restoration that was beginning ». In his opinion, it could be obligatory “to implement as quickly as potential the restoration plan for the automotive sector and the opening of requires each nationwide and European help.”