Anfia, Unrae and Federauto experts agree: “Without public intervention at the end of the year we will reach just 1.2 million new cars registered and we will lose 40 thousand jobs”
Among the most punctual reactions, Paolo Scudieri for Anfia perhaps introduces the most disarming aspect generated by the lockdown to the automotive sales sector in Italy. “The stock of vehicles accumulated by manufacturers and dealers in recent months is hindering the restart of industrial production in the automotive supply chain“. Gian Primo Quagliano, president of the Promotor Study Center, instead, quantifies a phenomenon of unimaginable proportions:There are around 500,000 unsold cars in stock and the financial situation of many dealers is highly critical. In the first six months of the year the sector had a loss of turnover of about 9 billion with direct damage also for the tax authorities, which lost almost 2 billion in revenue for VAT only“.
Comparing the half a million cars left in stock with the 583,960 sold outlines a difficult commercial paradox for companies, a position well represented by Adolfo De Stefani Cosentino, president of Federauto, the Federation of car dealers: “The market cannot recover with the only promotional offers that the various brands have put in place and the autumn freeze is approaching with great strides. The further we go on, the greater the risk of closure in the coming months of hundreds of companies in the automotive distribution chain, which would dramatically accompany the disappearance of 40,000 jobs.“. A number linked to the sales sector, to which according to Michele De Palma, national secretary of Fiom-CGIL should be added “260 thousand male and female workers, in production alone and driving other sectors, put at risk by the absence of an industrial policy“.
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