Automobile Industry Pocket Guide 2011-2012
Each year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) publishes its Automobile Industry Pocket Guide in order to provide you with a clear and complete overview of one of Europe’s key industries.
The automotive industry is a key contributor to the European economy and society. The economic turmoil in the past years has underlined the importance of having a strong manufacturing base in Europe and displayed the significance of automotive manufacturing in particular. Our industry has demonstrated its great resilience, a strength rooted in the manufacturers’ innovative capacity and global technology leadership.
It is of utmost importance to retain the competitiveness of the sector and the European regulatory framework plays a decisive role in this respect. ACEA maintains a constant dialogue with policy makers and other stakeholders in the EU and provides expert knowledge and industry statistics.
The “Automobile Industry Pocket Guide” has become a valued tool for all those interested in automobile industry issues and policies. The 2011 edition contains the latest key figures on employment, vehicle production and registration, vehicle use and taxation, and international trade. It also briefly introduces ACEA, the automobile manufacturers trade association in Brussels.
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