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Industry Trend Analysis - Gas Pipeline Construction Delay To Weigh On CV Demand - MAY 2017

Americas March 2017 / Peru / Industry

A delay in the construction of Peru's largest infrastructure project will weigh on demand for commercial vehicles, particularly heavy trucks. As a result, we have downgraded our commercial vehicle sales forecasts for 2017 to growth of 1.2% in 2017, down from previously forecast growth of 2.0%.

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Industry Trend Analysis - End Of Tax Waiver Bad For Tesla Sales - MAY 2017

Asia March 2017 / Hong Kong / Industry

The end of the full waiver of first registration tax for EVs in Hong Kong from March 31 2017 will stifle the development of the city-state's EV segment in the short term as EV prices rise. This will be particularly bad news for premium brand Tesla, which has dominated the market due to generous tax incentives.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Populist Policies Will Generate Vehicle Demand - MAY 2017

Emerging Europe March 2017 / Romania / Industry

The Romanian government's populist stance will benefit both passenger and commercial vehicle sales in 2017. This is because demand for PVs and CVs will be generated by increases in the minimum wage and fiscal expenditure that will boost household incomes and increase construction activities.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Tanzania And Botswana Car Sales To Outperform In SADC - MAY 2017

Middle East & Africa March 2017 / Africa / Industry

Robust private consumption in Botswana and Tanzania will see growth in passenger car sales in the in the two SADC nations outperform other member states in 2017. Elsewhere we expect South Africa to lag behind and experience a mild recovery in car demand over the year while sales in Angola and Mozambique will continue to decline.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Construction Sector Rebound Will Reinitiate Growth In CV Sales - MAY 2017

Western Europe March 2017 / Greece / Industry

Signs of a turnaround in Greece's construction industry will provide the much-needed support for commercial vehicle sales to return to positive growth in 2017. The growth, however, will experience significant downward pressure stemming from weak consumer confidence and low fixed capital formations over our forecast period.

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