The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the South African automotive industry have been discussed in a briefing note compiled by Justin Barnes (B&M Analysts) for Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition.
The findings presented in the document suggest a broad and generic set of impacts and associated consequences for the South African automotive industry.
The compilation seeks to answer four key questions:
- How has the industry been affected by the lockdown?
- What are industry plans for reopening, given challenges in both domestic and export markets?
- How does the industry see the potential for recovery?
- Concerning Government support, what are the critical issues for the industry during the recovery phase?
Download a copy or read the policy brief online