Daimler management does not expect the chip shortage to ease

Daimler management does not expect the chip shortage to ease until the second half of the year

Sources close to Japanese automakers expressed hopes more than once last fall that the semiconductor component deficit would weaken somewhat by December or January. The German auto giant Daimler is less optimistic in this regard and speaks of a persistent deficit in this half of the year and a certain weakening in the next.

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Image source: Pixabay

“We do not expect any significant increase in production volumes in the first half of the year.”, – said Markus Schaefer, CTO of Daimler during press conference… In his opinion, the situation cannot be expected to improve until the end of this year. The chip deficit will be stronger in the first half of this year, as the management of the car company expects.

In October Daimler had to produce 23.9% fewer cars than a year before, in November the losses reached 21.8% compared to the same month last year. Like many competitors, Daimler had to store incompletely completed cars in warehouses in the autumn that were waiting for the delivery of various semiconductor components without which they could not be delivered to customers.

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