Donald Trump has come to the chair in the Oval Office of the White House and has put everything upside down. The automobile market in the united States was going from strength to strength full sail until December of last year. Good proof of this is that the sale of new cars took seven years in a row experiencing growth and in just 40 days that leads to this man in his chair has experienced the first fall of sales.
If we remember a bit the data of enrollment, the united States closed the year 2016, with global sales of 17.5 million units (between passenger cars and suvs). The market and the customers (mostly private individuals) responded consistently to the offers and efforts of the brands. However, with the fight that has Donald Trump with the signatures, January 2017 has been a drop that we do not know where will take us.
The decline they have suffered in enrollment has been very mild, just a little less 1.9 percent, however it can be the start of something more important. As is logical, the experts have announced that 2017 should be a good year and that the sales of new cars should be stable with respect to 2016. However, if Donald Trump is going ahead with its protectionist policies, and against products imported customers could cross their arms and stop the purchase of their cars.
groups car worst what are going on are Toyota Motors with a fall of 11.3 percent, followed by Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA), with a decline of 10.9 per cent. In the case of Ford Motor and General Motors (the other two giant americans) their falls have been minor with a 3.8 and 0.7 per cent in the negative. On the other hand we have Nissan with a growth of 6.8 percent compared to January of the year 2016.
We will be attentive to the number of February, because the evolution of the market could tell us more than we think.
Source – Automotive News