Automotive sector in Brazil
Brazil is a major manufacturer of small and medium-sized vehicles. The current fleet amounts to 34.5 million units for a population of 190 million. The ratio of people to vehicles in Brazil is 6.1, meaning there are 6.1 people to every vehicle. This is a significant increase in vehicles from 2011, when the ratio was 8.6. In addition, there are 500 autoparts manufacturers with 650 plants and 5 thousand dealerships. The whole chain employs 1.5 million people.
Brazil is also attracting massive overseas investments to the industry. Brazilian OEMs invested US$ 11.2 billion in the market between 2010 and 2012.
Low carbon technologies (including fuel efficiency);
Engineering services (software, consultancy, etc);
Lightweight components and advanced materials;
Construction equipment used in the Heavy Construction and Mining industries (safety and environment focus).
Getting into the market
ANFAVEA has revealed significant performances in Brazil’s vehicle market, with an overall growth in of 4.6% in 2012.
By 2017, Inovar-Auto (The Incentive Program for Technological Innovation and Strengthening of the Motor Vehicle Production Chain) is estimated to have been responsible for about R $60 billion in investments made by the industry.
Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS).
To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country – or contact your local international trade team.
Erika Azevedo, Sector Manager – British Consulate – General; Tel: +55 11 3094 2748; Email: [email protected]
Julie Yang, Assistant Sector Manager – British Consulate – General; Tel: +55 11 3094 2759; Email: [email protected]
UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.
AUTOMEC (Autoparts Intl Trade Fair)
Date: 16-20 April 2014
AUTOMEC HEAVY AND COMMERICAL VEHICLES (Autoparts Intl Trade Fair)
Date: 1-5 April 2014
SAE BRASIL (Congress and Exhibition)
Date: 07-09 October 2013
SALAO DAS DUAS RODAS (Two Wheels Trade Fair)
Date: 08-13 October 2013
SALAO DAS MOTOCICLETAS (Motorcycle Trade Fair)
Date: 08-13 October 2013
FENATRAN (Intl Transport Industry Trade Show)
Date: 28 October-1 November 2013
GP DO BRASIL FORMULA 1
Date: 22-24 November 2013