Heavy vehicles achieved historical record export and production in December 2021

During December 2021, the heavy vehicle industry in Mexico achieved the largest production and export in its entire history, by assembling 20,124 units and sending 16,845 trucks to the world, driven by demand in the United States and Canada, said Miguel Elizalde, president of the National Association of Bus, Truck and Tractor Producers (ANPACT).

With this, the truck exports increased 56.8% During the last month of 2021 compared to 2020, however, the figure registered last December increased 41.5% compared to the highest amount for a month of December that was in 2018.

This is the result of the rebound presented by the exports to the United States, with 58.4%, a market to which 5,889 additional trucks were sold last December compared to the same month of 2020, going from 10,082 to a total of 15,971 units.

According to INEGI, based on ANPACT figures, the production rebounded 64.8% in December 2021, with 20,124 trucks, from registering 12,212 trucks in 2020. While when comparing with December 2018 (when the historical data was located), the assembly increased 36 percent.

Mexico remains as leading exporter of trucks in the world, highlighted Elizalde.

“The production of heavy vehicles added a total of 166,377 units from January to December, resulting in a growth of 21.4% compared to the same period of 2020, in which a total of 137,073 units were produced,” he commented.


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