Brazil / Uruguay - Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus Ldta of Resende, Brazil, exported 180 units to Uruguay in the first quarter this year, some 291.3% higher than in the same period of 2020. In March it sold 100 vehicles, which VWCO suggests was the largest volume it has ever sold in a single month. This uptick in sales in Uruguay is largely due to strong demand continuing from the second half of 2020.
Although small, the Uruguayan commercial vehicles market is one of the least affected by the pandemic in South America, because the government adopted measures to support the industry early on, as it saw goods transport as essential to the country’s economic livelihood. The active measures have kept a good demand for trucks since the second half of last year.