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Venezuela Replaceable Auto Parts Market

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This report describes the Venezuelan replaceable automotive parts market and opportunities for U.S. exporters. Venezuela has over two million cars, trucks and buses and is the fourth largest assembler of automobiles in Latin America. The estimated average age of motor vehicles in circulation is above 10 years, which makes Venezuela an excellent market for spare parts for older cars. In addition, new vehicle sales increased by over 40% the first seven months of 2006. The outlook for the auto sector here is excellent, with industry observers’ projecting a steady growth in demand over the next five years.

 

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Turkey Diesel Engine Vehicles

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The Diesel-engine vehicle market in Turkey is booming, due to increasing fuel prices. The rapid increase of the fuel prices in Turkey has changed the buying habits of Turkish automobile owners. In fact, Turkish customers are paying the highest gas prices in all of Europe. On every liter of fuel, almost 56% paid is tax. The current price of fuel per liter is $2.35.

 

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Turkish Automotive Chemicals and Lubricants Market

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The 2006 Turkish market was $500 million for purchasing automotive chemicals, lubricants, greases, fuel additives and general car care products. U.S. producers only accounted for 4.5% of the import market, or approximately USD 3 million. The rest of the import market is shared among the following countries: Belgium: 40.1%, Germany: 32.9%, Italy: 7.8%, Netherlands: 6.9%, U.K.: 6.3%, and the rest by France, Switzerland, and Spain. Domestically manufactured and refined petroleum products meet more than 85% of the market.

 

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Switzerland Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Specialty Equipment Market

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The overall Swiss market demand for automotive parts, aftermarket products, accessories as well as specialty equipment was valued in 2006 at USD 949 million and is forecast to grow 3-4% over the next two years. In the past few years, U.S. exporters have garnered a small market share, registering USD 45 million in 2006 or 4.8%. Germany, which traditionally has had a strong stronghold in the market, captured the lion’s share with a total exceeding 47% of the market, followed by France with 14% and Japan with 12%.

 

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Russia Automotive Industry Newsletter

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This is the latest edition of the CS St. Petersburg Russian Automotive Industry Newsletter. This report contains information on recent developments in the imported and domestic car markets and U.S. Commercial Service programs can assist U.S. exporters wishing to enter this promising market.

 

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Romania Automotive Market

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With Romania’s accession to the European Union, new opportunities have opened up for foreign investors. Being the second largest market in CEE and the seventh in the EU, Romania has an open market economy, low levels of economic and political risk, and an inexpensive and qualified labor force engaged in the automotive industry. Evidence of the market opportunities was demonstrated by 2006 being the 6th year in a row of increased motor vehicle sales.

 

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Poland Automotive Styling and Tuning

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This report presents an introduction to the market for automotive styling and tuning in Poland. Poland has a population of approximately 39 million people. Typically, Poles buy much smaller cars than Americans and tend to keep them longer. Diesel fuel engines are more popular in Poland and unlike in the U.S., cars are almost exclusively equipped with manual gearboxes.

 

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Mexico - The Market for Automotive Parts and Accessories in Northwest Mexico

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The annual estimated market in Northwest Mexico for Automotive Parts and Accessories is almost $2.93 billion and growing at a 10 percent annual rate. This market is fueled mainly by the duty free import of used vehicles from the United States to the border region, which includes a 25-mile line along the Mexican border. Vehicles imported under this regime must be at least five years old. At least 1,200 used vehicles are permanently imported daily to the Mexican border cities of Tijuana, Mexicali and Nogales, generating an important market for automotive parts.

 

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Mexico Automotive Accessories in 2007

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Automotive accessories are considered all of those parts that are sold to enhance the appearance of the vehicle, to increase performance, to replace original parts with up-graded luxury items such as seat covers, door and window handles, chrome plated exhaust pipes, larger sized wheels and tires, etc. for cars, pick-ups, and trucks.

 

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Japan Auto Parts and Accessories Aftermarket

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Japan, which accounts for an estimated ten percent of the world’s total of approximately 700 million motor vehicles currently in use, is second only to the United States in terms of the number of motor vehicles on the road. Of the 75.7 million registered motor vehicles in Japan, 57.1 million are passenger cars, 16.7 million are trucks, and 230,000 are buses. Other specialized vehicles represent 1.6 million units. Accurate statistics for the Japanese auto parts and accessories aftermarket are not readily available. However, according to a survey that the Japan Auto Parts Association and AM Network conducted, the
size of the auto parts, accessories, and chemicals aftermarket was estimated to be 7,987 billion yen ($72.6 billion) in March 2006 up 6.4 percent from 7,070 billion yen in March 2005. Although U.S. firms face stiff competition in this market, there are significant opportunities in areas such as sports performance parts, aluminum wheels, shock absorbers, and new technologies such as parts used for intelligent transportation systems.

 

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Greece Automotive Industry Tuning Products

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Car tuning is an exciting subject and does well when the economy does well. The majority of Greek tuning fans cannot afford large engine cars like found in the U.S.A., however U.S. may find some good opportunities. Automechanika in Frankfurt and Equip Auto in Paris are trade shows where Greek tuning product importers seek new products. U.S. firms participating in these shows stand good chances of being visited by Greek businessmen.

 

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Germany Automotive Original Parts and Equipment - OE

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Sales revenues in the German automotive supply industry continued to grow in 2005, rising by 4% to US- $ 90 billion. This was mainly due to overseas business, which increased substantially, and to the continuing trend towards vehicles with higher specifications. In 2005, sales revenues from foreign business increased by 6 % to US-$ 38 billion, while sales by domestic firms reported a 3% increase to US-$ 51 billion. Overseas business continued to be the main stimulus for German manufacturers, with exports accounting for around 43% of total sales, a new record figure.

 

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China Automotive Market 2006

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China has become the second largest auto consumption market in the world in 2006, with China automobile sales volume reaching seven million1 units. China’s auto industry experienced steady growth in the past year and the import volume accounted for 3% of the total China market.2 According to 2006 customs statistics, from January to October, China imported 181,000 autos, an increase of 41% over the same period in 2005.

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Australia Automotive Parts and Accessories

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This report outlines the market for parts and accessories for motor vehicles classified under HS Code 8708. It encompasses both OEM and aftermarket parts. The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries identified that for the fiscal year 2006-07 the automotive market reached a record 1,004,097 new cars sold. This is the first time that vehicle sales have been exceeded 1 million in 12-month period in Australia. This is significant as demand for auto parts and accessories is linked closely to the sale of new motor vehicles.

 

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Argentina Auto Industry Attracts More Investments

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Some automakers are transferring investments from Brazil to Argentina to benefit from lower production costs and the rapidly growing domestic market. This is exactly the opposite situation of what happened ten years ago, when the local currency was pegged to the dollar and investments were directed to Brazil.

 

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Venezuela Technical Standards - Radiator Caps

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This report notifies U.S. manufacturers and exporters of motor vehicle radiator caps about changes in the regulations governing this product. On December 29, 2005 the Ministry of Light Industry and Commerce issued Resolution No. 0125 published in the Official Gazette No 38,361 of January 19, 2006.

 

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United Kingdom - An Overview of the Automotive Market

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Automotive manufacturing in the UK generates $98 billion in annual revenue, nearly 5% of GNP, and supports more than 200,000 jobs. Vehicle servicing, parts, maintenance, marketing and distribution together employ an additional 500,000 workers; parts and services has annual revenue of almost $26 billion. The regional center of the automotive industry is the West Midlands where 30% of the industry is based. The UK boasts the world's most successful motorsport industry and a range of smaller producers serve specialty markets such as sports cars, luxury cars, and London taxis.

 

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Turkey Sports and Utility Vehicles

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Few experts would have predicted a growing market for SUVs in Turkey. With dense urban populations and narrow streets, limited parking availability, exceptionally high gasoline prices, combined with an erratic economy. However, with an improved economy and changes in the daily Turkish life-style, the demand for larger and multifunctional vehicles, including SUVs has increased. Previously, only a very limited number of such vehicles were found on Turkish roads. The share of SUV sales in the total Turkish vehicle market used to be around 3%-4% a year. However, this share increased to 4.3% in the first eight months of 2005.

 

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Turkey Automotive Accessories and Specialty Equipment Market

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Very few people would predict a fast growing automotive accessories and specialty equipment market in Turkey, looking at the economic indications, and especially the very low per capita income of the citizens. Plus, Turkey has very strict rules on automobile codes: Legally, one cannot make any modifications on autos. However, Turkey has a very young population: Of the total 70 million people living in Turkey, nearly 50 percent is below the age of 20. Again, of the total population, 5-10 percent handles nearly the half of the total income of the country, and this is the target group of the Automotive Accessories and Specialty Equipment suppliers in Turkey.

 

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Spain Specialty Equipment Industry

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Spain car sales are expected to achieve a new record with volume projected to reach more than 1.6 million units in 2005. The record follows a 9% sales increase that resulted in an unprecedented 1.5 million new passenger vehicle sales in 2004. Small-size cars are the most popular choice of Spanish consumers, although light truck sales are growing rapidly and represented 18% of the total in 2004. Spain is the fifth-largest car market in Europe, trailing Germany, France, the UK and Italy. Spain is among the top five markets for the specialty industry and is therefore very important. “We do more business in Spain than we do in France,” noted Thomas Wunderlich of McGard.

 

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Thailand Automotive Aftermarket – Specialty Equipment - Styling and Performance

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As the ASEAN region’s largest vehicle market and export assembly center, Thailand is of strategic importance to U.S automotive exporters. U.S. export opportunities exist in Thailand’s growing domestic market and export countries worldwide.

 

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Sweden Automotive Aftermarket Specialty Equipment - Styling and Tuning

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The market for automotive styling and tuning products in Sweden is experiencing very strong growth, especially over the last four or five years with an estimated annual increase of about 20 percent. Many Swedes consider the U.S. to be a leading country when it comes to customizing their cars. The Swedish trend is said to follow the American market with one or two years’ delay. U.S. products have a good reputation and are considered to be of high quality. At the same time, it is important to realize that the Swedish market is small and that there is strong competition, mainly from continental Europe and Asia.

 

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Sweden Automotive Parts and Accessories Including Aftermarket and OEMs

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The total market for automotive parts and accessories (HS 87.08) into Sweden was worth US$ 9.8 billion in 2005. Generally, Sweden offers a good market for high-quality and technically sophisticated automotive equipment. The best sales prospects exist for products within the safety and environment and the related telematics sectors. Swedes are very safety conscious and the automotive manufacturers are known to follow high safety standards. In the aftermarket, a large part of the sales are collision parts, body panels, car glass and headlights.

 

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Sweden American Car Sales - A Five Year Analysis of Car Registrations

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With car sales recovering from the slump caused by the IT-recession, imports are on the advance, and U.S. made cars are once again picking up the pace. The MPVs Chrysler Voyager and Chevrolet Transport, together representing over half of the registrations of U.S. cars in 2005, are unthreatened as the dominating forces generating demand for American cars, but rising stars such as the Chrysler Sebring, the Jeep Wrangler, as well as the aggregated Cadillac models, are all having strong growth rates. 2005 was a strong year for car sales in Sweden and 2006 seems promising as well. Major trends in the industry are the rise of crossover vehicles as well as the increased demand for cars with flexible fuel solutions.

 

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Spain-Based Japan Tuning Seeks Suppliers

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Spain-based Japan tuning seeking product suppliers.

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