May 8, 2020 / 2:01 PM / 24 days ago

Brazil produces just 1,800 cars in April, a historic 99% fall due to coronavirus

SAO PAULO, May 8 (Reuters) - Auto production in Brazil, South America’s largest carmaker, plunged by 99% in April, to just 1,800 units compared to a month ago, a historic collapse as a result of the coronavirus crisis, automakers association Anfavea said on Friday.

Auto sales fell 66% compared to a month ago to 55,700 units, Anfavea said. It described both results as the worst in history. (Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun)

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