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|  TRADE  | CHINA
China Automotive TariffsChina cuts duty on imported cars to 15%   

China’s decision to counter threats of a potentially deeply damaging trade war with the US has ostensibly sparked a surprise Chinese move to cut its import tariff for fully assembled cars from 25% to 15% from July 1 this year 


  | Majority of cars built by Mercedes are no longer ‘Made in Germany’ 
 
| Return of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept world's car production near full throttle

 


 

|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
Mercedes production HungaryMajority of cars built by Mercedes are no longer ‘Made in Germany’  

In a world where status-rich prestige-sector cars appear to attract more and more willing buyers the world over, it hardly comes as a surprise to discover that the manufacturing plants of Germany’s leading prestige car makers have been working right up to their installed capacity limits 

  | Return of consumers’ appetite kept some of world's car production near full throttle 
 
| Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown

 


 

|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
World car production 2017 VW TiguanReturn of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept some of world's car production near full throttle  

The return to a near widespread business-as-usual bullishness in many of last year’s economies, boosting last year’s global car sales by some 2.6 per cent, has inevitably left its positive mark on last year’s passenger car production 

  | Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK
 
| China turbo-charged last year’s global car production

 


 

| PRODUCTION | AID EXCLUSIVE   
Germany car production exports by destination 2016
Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK

AID compiled figures reveal that the allure of driving a status-rich car made by one of Germany’s prestige sector brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi or Porsche could potentially be wearing thin. These top-of-the-tree cars are now so popular on Britain’s crowded roads that they could conceivably defeat the purpose for which they were originally bought



  | Car production still lags behind global car sales pace
 
| There’s more to cost-effective car production than low wage costs

 


 

| PRODUCTION | AID EXCLUSIVE   
World car production 2016China turbo-charged last year’s global car production

Global production of passenger cars in 2016 may have kept pace with world-wide demand, but last year’s turnout from the various car production regions was decidedly mixed, with VDA figures showing a wider than usual divergence in the fortunes of last year’s leaders and laggards 


  | Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK
 
| Car production still lags behind global car sales pace

 

 

 



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