Health crisis, shortage of semiconductors, lack of spare parts, scarcity of raw materials, disorganized logistics, like the ten plagues on Egypt, difficulties are befalling the automotive market month after month.
Manufacturers would have good reason to complain.
However, mezza voce, their leaders are pleased with the excellence of their financial results.
“In a historically low market context, similar to the level recorded in the 1970s, manufacturers have never achieved so much margin,”
notes Julien Billon, managing director of AAA Data, a specialist in automotive data.
The impact of the microchip shortage experienced an acute phase in the last quarter of 2021 and throughout the first three quarters of 2022. At the height of this crisis, long-term renters and companies were unable to obtain the cars ordered and had no visibility on delivery dates.
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