Brazil´s auto sector

I always get in trouble when I talk about the auto sector but what the heck, here I go again.

There are 440 automtive OE parts suppliers based in Brazil, 22 automaker assembly plants & 10 parts plants. The vast majority of these plants were incentivized by government to locate anywhere but the top urban area of Sao Paulo. This chart is a little dated but it points out the level of incentives given to attract auto makers. The three Brazilian cities are pretty remote.

I wonder if Canada is the only country in the world that has made significant public investments to grow its auto sector in the strongest region of its economy?

I know this is a taboo topic, but I like to stir the pot once in a while.

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0 Responses to Brazil´s auto sector

  1. Anonymous says:

    Why is it taboo? Especially in New Brunswick.

  2. scott says:

    Good point David. Since, it is my hope that we produce ethanol and open a few plants here in New Brunswick (which will definitely benefit the farm industry), maybe we can produce the cars to run on it as well. How about opening a few auto plants in Saint John, Moncton or Fredericton? Now that would be fair economic development that would benefit both rural and urban New Brunswickers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    And while we’re at it, what about a space shuttle launch pad, and a space program like NASA, and a special school of magic like in Harry Potter where all the wizards all over the world will flock to the province.