Canada’s Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Industry: Industrial Outlook Autumn 2012
This report examines the short-and medium-term economic and profitability outlook for Canada’s Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing Industry.
- Surging Sales—Pent-up demand for vehicles in the U.S. is expected to persist until 2014, leading to strong growth in sales volumes.
- Moderating Raw Material Prices—The ongoing European debt crisis and softer growth in developing countries continue to weigh on oil and primary metal prices.
- Looming U.S. Fiscal Cliff—Uncertainty surrounding U.S. fiscal policy in general and the fast-approaching “fiscal cliff” in particular poses the main risk to the outlook. Failure by Congress and the White House to reach a compromise could send the U.S. economy back into recession.