AutoThe automotive industry, a patient in critical condition

The automotive industry, a patient in critical condition

The situation today is so critical that analyzing it and venturing future solutions is more of a task for fortune-tellers than for experts in economics. Remembering the exercises of previous years full of sadness and stupor. Those of us who are fortunate enough to dedicate our working lives to such an exciting world have enjoyed seeing the automotive industry emerge from a brutal crisis and take back the helm of a galleon, which was barely staying afloat, to bring it to fruition. port in the last year with unimaginable figures very recently.

The automobile industry accounted for 10% of Spain’s GDP in 2019 and provided direct or indirect job support to more than one and a half million workers. These figures placed our country as the second car producer in Europe and the ninth worldwide. But, in the current scenario, the first estimated data according to different sources speaks of a 10% drop worldwide . As in any tragedy, the situation takes on a greater degree of realism when a close relative is affected. We have just heard the sad news of the closure of Nissan in Barcelona . Certainly this factory reached the world crisis with chronic diseases that predicted a not very hopeful future. But now we find thousands of workers unemployed in a region weakened in recent years.

It is impossible to try to find something positive in the closing of Nissan. We can only hope that the abrupt future that awaits us will make all the parties involved in Spain reflect and make us take the car to a priority stage with practical, real and effective solutions . We don’t need temporary leak patches and seals, we need winning long- distance strategies.

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