The South African Automotive Industry Post-Lockdown

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:
  1. How has the industry been affected by the lockdown?
  2. What are industry plans for reopening, given challenges in both domestic and export markets?
  3. How does the industry see the potential for recovery?
  4. Concerning Government support, what are the critical issues for the industry during the recovery phase?

Download a copy or read the policy brief online

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Justin Barnes

Justin led the founding team of B&M Analysts and occupied the position of Managing Director until being appointed Chairman in 2007. He serves on the board of both B&M Analysts and BMA Intelligent Systems (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary company of B&M Analysts.