During 2018, both Coahuila and Mexico’s automotive industry in general maintained their levels in terms of production and cars exports despite the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
According to numbers provided by Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI) and Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA), last year, 10 states concentrated 97.5% of the production of cars and trucks in the country, among which Coahuila tops the 2nd place nationally.
The states that stood out for the manufacture of vehicles were Sonora, with 16.2% of the total value of national production, Coahuila, with 15.9%, and Puebla, with 13.6%.
Regarding the auto parts production, Coahuila heads this area, producing 18.1% of auto parts manufactured nationally, surpassing states such as Nuevo Leon, which provides 11.4%, and Puebla, with 10.4%.
In Coahuila the automotive sector is very important with respect to other manufacturing industries, representing more than half of the manufacturing production of the entity.
In the state are located automotive companies such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Daimler, Freightliner and General Motors (GM), in Derramadero and Ramos Arizpe, respectively.