Updated 11/03/2020 15:30
The auto market continues to move despite the current economic situation.
The gap between the blue dollar and the official one, plus a demand that was postponed for a few months by the pandemic, means that there is a sales rhythm that also moves between used cars.
, which represents a rise of 0.64% compared to the same month last year (153,008 units), according to the Automotive Chamber of Commerce (CCA).
If it is compared with September (158,941 units), the drop reaches 3.12%.
During the 10 months of the year,
, which is 16.33% less than in the same period of 2019 (1,447,709 vehicles).
The Volkswagen Gol remains the best-selling used vehicle on the market.
These numbers somehow accompany the behavior of 0 km model sales in the country, which also showed positive numbers during October.
The president of CCA, Alberto Príncipe, acknowledges that "despite the pessimistic forecast we had in the first half of October, the month closed with practically the same volume as last year."
And he explained that during the past month they were able to recognize certain behaviors of users that mark, on the one hand, the pulse of how complex the market is.
First, they identified a drop in customer inquiries and considered the lack of stock as "a real nightmare".
In addition, Príncipe stressed that "agencies are surprised by the prices that customers want for their vehicles, values that do not adjust to the reality of the market, to close operations and that means that many do not materialize."
That's why he recommended that you "check reliable price lists to get the true value of your unit."
At the same time they identified that "many people are selling their vehicle because they cannot maintain it"
The replacement vehicle sector expects to end the year with some 1,400,000 units sold, which would represent 20% less than what was registered in 2019. Although he stressed that "if the banks had made an effort and offered interesting rates for the The public, surely the story would be different. The final volume of the year would be, despite going through the pandemic, in the same numbers as in 2019 or perhaps exceeding that figure, 1,700,000 vehicles.