Vehicle exports tumble as production slows
July’s riots, accompanied by cyberattacks on state transport operator Transnet, forced temporary closure of plants
Vehicle exports took a beating in September as the knock-on effects of July’s riots combined with semiconductor shortages and plant closures slowed production.
From 28,390 vehicles in September 2020, exports tumbled 57% this September to 12,202. At the end of June 2021 SA’s motor industry had exported 66% more vehicles than in the first half of 2020. ..