MEXICO CITY, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's automotive industry is performing well in terms of production and exports, and is expected to continue its positive trajectory in the coming months, industry executives said Tuesday.
In the first five months, vehicle production rose 13.4 percent 1,560,928 units from a year ago, said Odracir Barquera, director general of the Mexican Automotive Industry Association.
Meanwhile, car exports grew by 9.2 percent to 1,273,915 units, with the bulk of shipments going to the United States.
"The important thing for Mexico is that our export levels to the United States continue to grow. We continue to be the country from which most vehicles are imported into the United States," the executive said during a remote press conference.
The recovery of supply and demand in the industry worldwide following the COVID-19 pandemic, along with greater competition, are driving vehicle prices down in some countries, such as the United States, said Guillermo Rosales, executive president of the Mexican Association of Automotive Dealers.
However, those factors should not affect Mexico as yet, he said, "since the volume designated to satisfy the North American market is performing well, and the trend is that this will continue for the coming months."