Market Monitor Automotive Slovakia 2016

Market Monitor

  • Slovaquie
  • Automobile/Transports

27 oct. 2016

Major strengths of the Slovakian automotive industry are its close proximity to core export markets in Europe, low labour costs, and government support.

  • Slovakia´s automotive industry broke a record in 2015, producing more than a million cars for the first time. The country is the global leader in car production per capita (184 cars per 1,000 inhabitants in 2015). Automotive accounts for 45% of Slovakia´s manufacturing activities and 35% of exports. In H1 of 2016 the sector continued to benefitted from rising car sales in Europe, while domestic car sales remain robust.
  • Jaguar Land Rover has decided to build a new plant in Slovakia with production expected to start in 2018 (150,000 cars per year planned at the start). This will further increase demand from local car parts suppliers.
  • Major strengths of the industry are its close proximity to core export markets in Europe, low labour costs, and government support.
  • Profit margins of vehicle manufacturers are expected to increase further in the coming months due to robust sales, lower costs for steel and plastics and improving efficiency in the production process.
  • Depending on the level in the supply chain, payment duration in the automotive sector ranges between 30 days and 60 days. Payment behaviour is generally good with a low number of non-payment notifications, and this is expected to remain unchanged in the coming months. The insolvency level in this industry is expected to remain low after decreasing over the last six months.
  • Our underwriting stance remains open, given the low payment default and insolvency level in this industry. Market conditions are expected to remain favourable. However, due to its high export dependency, the Slovakian automotive sector remains highly susceptible to adverse developments in the global car market, e.g. a major slump in demand in the eurozone and/or China.

Documents connexes

Avertissement

Les informations figurant sur ce site sont uniquement fournies à titre indicatif et ne doivent pas être utilisées à d’autres fins que celles mentionnées. Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir vous reporter aux réglementations et accords en vigueur. Aucune information ne peut être considérée comme créant un droit, une obligation ou engageant la responsabilité d’Atradius y compris pour juger de la moralité d’un ou de plusieurs acheteurs. Si Atradius juge de la moralité d’un acheteur, elle le fait pour le compte de son arbitrage et en aucun cas au bénéfice de ses assurés ou toute autre personne. En aucun cas, Atradius, ses partenaires ou sociétés apparentées, agents ou employés, ne pourront être tenus responsables envers les lecteurs ou toute autre personne pour toute décision ou mesure prise sur la foi des informations contenues dans ces pages, ou pour tous dommages indirects, particuliers ou similaires, même si ces personnes ont été avisées de l’éventualité de tels préjudices.