Brazil’s truck and trailer industry appears to be stable according to Q1 2022 data reviewed by Anfir, the National Association of Road Implement Manufacturers.
In the first three months of the year, the manufacturers placed 35,986 units in the market.
In the first quarter of 2021 the volume was 35,885 products.
The trailer and semi-trailer segment placed 19,504 licensed products on the market in the first quarter of the year.
In the body-on-frame segment, 16,482 units were marketed in the first quarter of 2022.
“This is a situation of adjustment of the market, when the agribusiness clients‘ demand begins to warm the trailer and semi-trailer segment up,” said Anfir President, José Carlos Spricigo.
“In the body-to-frame segment, the positive result is due to the continuation of urban constructions works, specially in the real estate market.”
Also, Anfir considers the creation of the Renovar program a positive step.
“In a country where 26 per cent of the fleet is over 30 years old, we really need a program like this,” said Spricigo.
“As we know, Brazil produces, Anfir conducts and it is crucial that we do this in a safer environment.”
For the President of Anfir, renovating the fleet should improve the Brazilian roads safety.
“Everyone will benefit from a safer road transport, which is Anfir’s trademark,” said Spricigo.
“That is why we believe the program can succeed.”
Initially, Renovar will be experimental and will start with trucks in the state of Minas Gerais and buses in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.