Peugeot Citroí«n Celebrating 9.5% Growth in Brazil

    Peugeot Citroën Brazil was the Brazilian carmaker that presented the largest growth in 2005. According to information disclosed by the company this week, sales of cars and light commercial vehicles rose 26% in comparison to 2004. The sector as a whole, according to the company, has grown 9.5%.

    Always according to the company, the number of units sold on the
    Brazilian domestic market in 2005 reached 80,400, a 5% share of the domestic market. This placed Peugeot Citroën in fifth place among the Brazilian carmakers and in first place among those that installed units in the country more recently.

    In all, the company produced 93,500 vehicles last year, an increase of 43% in comparison to 2004. Since its inauguration in February 2001, the French factory, located in Porto Real, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil, has already produced over 250,000 units.

    Regarding exports, in 2005 the group shipped the equivalent to US$ 200 million in vehicles, engines and parts, a growth of 70% over the previous year. According to information supplied by the company, foreign sales of vehicles totaled 20,000.

    In Brazil, the carmaker produces models Peugeot 206 hatch and Station Wagon, the minivan Citroën Xsara Picasso and the compact Citroën C3.

    Apart from that, the company also produces 1.6-liter and 1.4-liter gasoline and dual fuel engines. Last year, the company produced 100,000 engines, double the total in 2004.

    Anba – www.anba.com.br

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Brazil Collects US$ 119 Billion in 2004. A Record.

    Brazil’s Federal Revenue agency collected a record amount of taxes and contributions in 2004, ...

    Cruise Liners Discover Brazil: A Quarter Million Tourists in 2006

    The city of Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast of Brazil, is becoming one of ...

    Brazil Opens South America’s Largest Thermoelectric Plant

    Petrobras inaugurated, Wednesday, May 31, the Governor Leonel Brizola thermoelectric plant, powered by natural ...

    OAS in Favor of Maintaining Brazil as Head of Haiti’s UN Forces

    In a note released Wednesday, January 11, the Organization of American States (OAS) expressed ...

    Wheat plantation in Brazil

    Brazil’s Agribusiness Exports Make Up 38% of All Brazilian Exports

    Brazil's agribusiness posted an accumulated growth rate of 2.81% in the first quarter this ...

    Brazil Earmarks US$ 367 Million for Research and Development

    The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology reports that it is issuing 45 contracts ...

    Bird Flu Prompts Brazil to Reduce Chicken Breeding by 20%

    Brazilian companies linked to the chicken supply chain, the country’s second largest agribusiness sector ...

    Wealthy and caring Zezé Di Camargo

    Composer-singer Zezé Di Camargo has become the newest millionaire in Brazilian music and in ...

    Bush and Sharon Pointed as Terrorists by 200,000 at Brazil’s WSF

    The President of the United States, George W. Bush, did not attend the opening ...

    Tired of Secrecy Brazilian Justice Demands Data on Boeing Crash in 48 Hours

    The Brazilian Justice seems to have had enough with all the secrecy involving the ...