Seoul: South Korea’s Hyundai Motor stated on Wednesday that it’ll cut back manufacturing at its US plant this week resulting from a chip scarcity.
Hyundai Motor will minimize automobile manufacturing on the Alabama plant from Tuesday to Friday (US time) over an absence of semiconductor components, an organization spokesman stated over the cellphone.
The Alabama plant halted operations for one week final month as a result of similar drawback, experiences Yonhap information company.
From January to July, Hyundai’s automobile gross sales rose 22 p.c to 2.34 million items from 1.92 million within the year-ago interval.
Hyundai goals to promote 4.16 million automobiles globally this 12 months, 11 p.c larger than the three.74 million items it offered final 12 months.
In the meantime, South Korea’s exports of vehicles edged down 2.9 p.c in July from a 12 months earlier as the worldwide provide shortages of automotive chips hindered manufacturing, information confirmed on Wednesday.
Outbound shipments of vehicles reached 181,046 items in July, in accordance with the Ministry of Commerce, Business and Vitality. By way of worth, exports superior 12.3 p.c to $4.1 billion.
The ministry attributed the lower to a low base impact, as abroad shipments of automobiles gathered floor in July 2020 after the demand sharply fell earlier within the 12 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exports of SUVs dipped as a result of lack of latest fashions, with the availability shortages of automotive chips additionally disrupting their manufacturing.