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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2022". Summer car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2022". Summer car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

Exit date 27.05.2022

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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS" is an annual project of the analytical agency "AUTOSTAT", which is a survey of car owners according to a certain methodology and makes it possible to compare assessment indicators over time.

In the spring of 2022 (in addition to the annual autumn wave), the fourth spring wave of the project will be released, which is aimed at identifying consumer preferences in the purchase and operation of summer tires.

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Experts predicted a crisis in the global automotive industry cause of the situation in Ukraine

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The consequences of new sanctions against the Russian economy, which will be introduced against the background of the military operation in Ukraine, can have a significant negative impact on the whole global auto industry. Russia is the world's largest supplier of several important metals, including nickel and palladium, which are widely used in the automotive industry. For example, nickel is needed to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, and palladium is used in catalytic converters that are installed in gasoline and diesel engines.

"If Russian President Vladimir Putin imposes retaliatory sanctions against the West and limits the supply of palladium, then automakers will have to look for alternative suppliers. Otherwise, they will not be able to produce cars with internal combustion engines," said Sam Abuelsamid, chief automotive analyst at GuidehouseInsights. Significant amounts of palladium are also produced by South Africa and Zimbabwe, but prices for the metal have been continuously rising recently. For example, in mid-December 2021, one ounce of palladium cost $1.6 thousand, but on Wednesday, February 23, “even before Russian troops crossed the Ukrainian border,” they rose to $2.4 thousand per ounce. A rise in the price of metal can directly affect the cost of new cars in the US, which can add an average of $200 in price.

As for nickel, its shortage will jeopardize the plans of the US government to phase out completely gasoline cars and replace them with electric cars by 2035. In addition, NBC News writes that Russia has a significant production base, including factories of foreign companies: Volkswagen, Toyota and Stellantis. They can face significant difficulties in production, as about a quarter (25%) of all components comes from abroad. According to the head of the analytical agency "AUTOSTAT" Sergey Tselikov, the depreciation of the ruble and possible sanctions due to the military operation in Ukraine can have serious consequences for the Russian car market.

The expert suggested that in addition to a sharp rise in prices for new cars, the departure of some international automobile concerns is also possible. If this happens, the Russian car market will continue its redistribution towards South Korea and China.

01.03.22 AUTOSTAT
Source: www.autostat.ru