27 February 2018

Portugal Vehicle Production : 2017

Portugal has a long history of vehicle assembly. Years ago there were many brands assembling small numbers of vehicles each, suggesting a protected market. As the protection was reduced, most of the manufacturers went but a few have stayed. Overall, the total number of units assembled hasn't varied that much.

Today two companies make cars, VW Group and PSA. Light Commercial vehicle assembly is undertaken by three makers, PSA, Toyota and Fuso. Let's look a bit deeper.

VW Group: They made the Seat Alhambra MPV. For the VW brand was the Sharan MPV, Scirocco coupe and T-Roc crossover.


PSA: The Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner small vans are assembled.


Fuso: The Canter small truck is manufacturered.


Toyota: The Land Cruiser is assembled by the Salvador Caetano Group for export.

Passenger Cars
13 14 15 16 17 Brand 2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-
1 1 1 1 1 VW 76,618 60.6% 42%
53,912 54.3% -27%
2 2 2 2 2 Seat 33,638 26.6% 8%
31,214 31.5% 12%
3 3 4 3 3 Peugeot 10,386 8.2% 38%
7,551 7.6% 24%
4 4 3 4 4 Citroën 5,784 4.6% -11%
6,523 6.6% -10%

Total 126,426
27%
99,200
-14%
Light Commercial Vehicles
13 14 15 16 17 Brand 2017 % +/-
2016 % +/-
1 1 2 1 1 Citroën 21,028 42.8% 16%
18,179 41.4% 12%
2 2 1 2 2 Peugeot 16,447 33.5% -4%
17,212 39.2% 1%
3 3 3 3 3 Fuso 9,730 19.8% 46%
6,682 15.2% 7%
5 4 4 4 4 Toyota 1,913 3.9% 5%
1,823 4.2% 12%
4 - - - - Isuzu -
-

Total 49,118
12%
43,896
7%


Grand Total 175,544
23%
143,096
-9%

Summary: Not a huge volume of vehicles leave plants in Portugal but it is a stable industry and is expected to grow. VW is ramping up the T-Roc and that should see higher numbers. PSA is doing the same with its vans as demand is strong.

Data source: ACAP.

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