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A Brief Introduction to Spanish Auto Industry

Gujing From Gasgoo.com| June 18,2007

Spain is the third largest car market in Europe and the seventh in the world. It is also the largest European producer of industrial vehicles. More than 82% of the vehicles made in Spain are exported to over 90 countries. The automotive sector employs over 72,452 people, which accounted for 10.4% of the total employment. The total amount of auto mobiles on road was 23,107,730 in 2004 in Spain, including 19,541,918 passenger cars, and 4,418,039 commercial cars.

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Passenger cars

2,366,359

2,211,172

2,266,902

2,399,374

2,402,501

2,098,168

Commercial cars

587,453

577,574

577,571

581,064

563,433

570,330

                                Output of Auto Production

The output of the auto industry in 2004 is 3,012,174, among which passenger cars amounted to 2,402,501, commercial cars 609,673. Amount of export achieved 2,480,976, including 1.968,3330 passenger cars, and 512,646 commercial cars, which amounted to 82.4% of the total  production. Import of the auto industry in 2004 amounted to 18.1%, including components importation. Turnover of auto industry in 2004 reached 4,631,000 Euro.

A Brief Introduction to Spanish Auto Industry

                                  Overall Production of Auto Industry in Spain

Suppliers have advantage of the car many manufacturers located in Spain can count on for their particular needs is the high quantity and quantity of plastics, especially composites, and steel produced locally. Long Steel producers are a basic component in automobile production (for engines, suspension, transmission, gear boxes, etc.) Spain is the leader in this type of producers in Europe, with 766,000 tons produced in 2004.

Componets Spain has large network of manufacturers of automobile components parts, among the most globalized of the enterprises in the country, which billed almost 29 billion dollars in 2004, more than doubled the figure of 1995. The more than a thousand companies in the sector have been growing and adapting to the exacting requirements of car manufacturers. At present, they form a highly globalized segment that exports more than 50% of its production, which is located close to car-manufacturing plants.

Advanced technology accounts for the highly production of Spanish auto industry. Spain is the fifth in the European ranking for the number of robots per worker, with 89 for each 10,000 workers.

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