New Zealand and the impact of the auto sector, as the Corona virus joins many of the crises facing the auto sector in the current period in many countries of the world, including New Zealand after curbing sales in China and changing the supply chain, and the virus has caused damage in many sectors, but the auto industry is emerging as one One of the sectors that is feeling these effects quickly and deeply due to the central role of China in it, as China is the largest exchange market for new cars and an important center for production and supply.
In a related context, the management of the company "Magneti Marelli" owned by Grupo Fiat revealed its intention to abandon 400 employees at its factory in Barcelona due to a lack of raw materials for cars coming from China, according to the Spanish newspaper "El Pais". ".
The newspaper showed in a report published on its website that the Corona virus affects the global economy and the lack of raw materials in the automotive industry.
In this regard, Jordi Carmona, in charge of the auto sector in the National Industrial Union in Spain, expressed his conviction that the Corona virus will affect Spanish factories, and this new situation will naturally affect the auto sector in Spain, and this will affect workers like many workers. Their jobs will be laid off, which will raise the unemployment rate in Spain. country. "
On the one hand, Jordi Carmona pointed out that "there are many other organizations convinced that the spread of Corona will complicate the current situation around the world, due to the technological and industrial restructuring and sales that companies will have to do in the coming years."
According to a study by LMC Automotive (published in the early days of last July), there are different scenarios for involvement depending on the progression of the Corona virus that has caused the number of deaths of 1,400 people around the world, including if the virus persists.
In the second quarter of the year, negative data affects the entire consumer economy in the countries of the world, making the Chinese economy dramatically grow by about 5% instead of the 6% planned from the start, and private car sales falling between 3% and 5%. .
The Spanish newspaper "Labangordia" pointed out that the city of Hubei in China represents about 9% of the car production in the country, as it has 11 assembly plants and many supplies. Among the affected companies is the Spanish company "Gestamp" which has a factory. In the Chinese city that closed in light of the health crisis the country is going through.
For its part, the newspaper pointed out that Antolin, another Spanish group with twenty-five production centers in China, closed completely for fear of the spread of the virus, but so far the auto sector in the world has suffered because of the Corona virus, and it has not been identified, as there is hope for resuming Activity gradually.
In this regard, a study by the Boston Consulting Group revealed that in the Chinese province of Hubei, which is currently most affected by the outbreak of the virus, about two million cars are produced annually in about ten production centers there, with Hubei being the most important center in the country. China to produce small commercial vehicles after Guangdong province, which borders Hong Kong.
While the study revealed global repercussions on production chains in the event of a production collapse, as China is one of the largest exporters of auto parts, such as brakes, electronics, structures and tires.
The study indicated that each of these categories ranges between 5 and 6 billion dollars of annual exports, indicating that more than half of these exports go to the United States and the European Union, and China represents great importance to German car manufacturers, as it is the most important market for Mercedes. For Benz, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and Porsche, 40% of Volkswagen's sales go to the Chinese market.
Official data revealed that the record of Chinese car sales in China fell sharply during the month of January, and reached 18%, affected by the economic earthquake caused by the Corona virus. The China Federation of Automobile Manufacturers explained that auto sales within China saw a decline in January of last year by about 18%. To reach 1.94 million vehicles, which is in line with analysts' expectations as a result of the disruption of commercial activity and travel and travel bans within the country due to the spread of the new epidemic, which coincided with the holiday season of the Lunar Year.
According to the results of a survey conducted by the Chinese Association of Automobile Manufacturers - which included more than 300 companies - owners of car companies expect that the new Corona virus will cause greater damage to the Chinese economy, which caused the SARS epidemic in 2003, while considering that the decline in consumer demand will not last long. , And may recover at the end of the first quarter of the year.
The New Zealand government used light traffic lights on the streets of New Zealand for the sake of gender equality between citizens for today, cell phones are very dangerous while driving in New Zealand as the cause of infection with the Coronavirus can be among all citizens.
New Zealand has set up traffic signals for all pedestrians who rely on alternate forms of the male figure to promote gender equality, according to New Zealand media this morning.
"The events going on in this project are aimed at promoting gender equality and combating unconscious sexism by changing some of the symbols we see every day without even thinking about them," said Martin Letis in New Zealand, of the Melbourne Defense Committee at New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation.
The mayor of New Zealand questioned the value of the initiative. "Unfortunately, I think the operation is costly and is more likely to bring pessimism than support," he said.
On the other hand, Secretary of State Fiona Richardson in New Zealand supported the initiative, saying it was "very symbolic". "We are a government that works for gender equality," she said.