Citroën C-Elysée on the assembly line of Vigo
automotive sector for Spain is very important. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) the manufacture, sale and repair of motor vehicles in Spain are almost a 7 percent of our Gross domestic Product. Such is the importance that Spain is one of the few countries in the world that have 17 production centres working at a good pace to supply both the domestic demand as the external.
main factories that we can find in Spain are the Seat in Martorell (which is the largest of all of the installed), the Ford in Almussafes, GM-Opel in Figueruelas, Volkswagen Navarra, the centers of PSA (Peugeot – Citroen) in Vigo and Villaverde and Renault in Palencia. These together with other Nissan, Mercedes-Benz and Iveco made very important models for other international markets and, together with the European.
The good news arrives of the hand of the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Cars and Trucks (ANFAC). According to their data the factories Spanish feature work load enough to keep pulling the car sector Spanish until the year 2020. This is due to the good conditions of work achieved in the factories that have allowed the award in the world exclusive of a larger number of models for them.
According to the data of ANFAC the production of the first six months of the year has been located in 1.6 million cars, which implies a 11 percent more than the previous year (2015). If the factories continue this pace, the initial forecasts will be blown away being able to reach the 2.8 million of units produced compared to the 2.7 million estimated initially.
To finish we must mention that a 80 percent of this production is destined for foreign markets. This puts the automotive sector as a key piece to improve the balance of exports in the Spanish economy and gives arguments to the Spanish factories to receive new models in their production lines.
– Source Anfac