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Brazil, Part 2

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Brazil, China and India are outpacing the growth in many mature automotive markets—a trend that is likely to continue over the next few years. The Brazilian trade association Associação Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veículos Automotores (National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, or ANFAVEA) has estimated that vehicle sales in Brazil will rise 5% during 2012. In fact, the country has already overtaken Germany to become the fourth-largest vehicle market in the world, with sales of 3.6 million cars and light trucks in 2011.

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Five Factors Fueling Brazil's Rising Automotive Aftermarket

Brazil has long been on a short list of automotive specialty-equipment markets that SEMA is tracking as having the potential to develop into one of the world’s most important.

Brazil

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Brazil has long been on a short list of automotive specialty-equipment markets that SEMA is tracking as having the potential to develop into one of the world’s most important. Brazil first came onto the association’s radar screen due its position as the largest market in South America as well as a citizenry known for an obsession with cars, trucks and motorsports.

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Fast-Tracking Export Sales

An often-overlooked resource for SEMA members seeking new overseas markets for their products are export management companies (EMCs). A growing number of SEMA members are already selling their products directly overseas, many with great success. But an even larger number are not fully tapping their export potential.

SEMA News—March 2011

Using an Export Management Company

By Linda Spencer

Key Steps Leading to Global Success

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A great product mixed with great service is the key factor identified by Bob Scheid, vice president of export-savvy flywheel and clutch manufacturer Fidanza Engineering Corp., in the company’s growing overseas sales. The Perry, Ohio-based firm sells to 27 countries around the world and has always been an internationally focused company, growing its international sales alongside its domestic sales since the very start of the firm 12 years ago.

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The United Arab Emirates

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More than 50 personnel from SEMA-member companies as well as association executives visited Dubai recently to explore business opportunities. Many of the companies also exhibited at the sixth edition of the Automechanika Middle East Show, held in Dubai on May 31-June 2. A total of 15,431 visitors attended the three-day event.

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Resources for Easing Your Way Into Exporting

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Selling products to overseas markets is an important opportunity often overlooked by manufacturers seeking new customers to help weather the economic storm. In the first three months of this year, more than $17.2 billion was generated in overseas sales of U.S. automotive vehicles, parts and engines. Moreover, selling products overseas is not all that different from selling to U.S. customers if the fundamentals are there—a good product at a good price.

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China’s Top Eight Performance Accessory Retail Centers

SEMA interviewed eight leading distributor/retail centers in China to learn about each shop's most modified vehicles, top brands and products and installation capacity.
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