Interactive map – Employment impact of COVID-19 on the European auto industry

Status on: 20/04/2020 – This interactive map shows the employment impact of the coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis on the European auto industry for each of the 27 EU member states plus the United Kingdom.

Employment impact, by country

  • The jobs of at least 1,138,536 Europeans working in automotive manufacturing are affected by factory shutdowns as a result of the current crisis.
    • That is out of a total of 2.6 million direct manufacturing jobs in the EU auto sector.
  • This figure only refers to those people directly employed by car, truck, van and bus manufacturers, the impact on the wider automotive supply chain is even more critical.
  • These are conservative estimates based on data currently available.
  • The actual number of people affacted is much higher, as there is a delay in data reporting and (complete) figures for various countries and/or production plants are not available yet.


  • This is by far the most comprehensive EU-wide overview currently available, combining all known information and available sources.
    • The data is aggregated by ACEA and updated on a weekly basis using multiple sources, including IHS Markit, MarkLines, national automobile manufacturers’ associations and (public) announcements by manufacturers.
  • Nevertheless, it is important to stress that ACEA fully acknowledges that this overview is non-exhaustive, it merely serves as a tool to show the EU-wide impact of the crisis.
Content type Figure
Vehicle types All vehicles
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