Facts That You Should Know About Impact of Global Chip Shortage on Automotive Industry

by Global Market Research Analyst

The global chip industry has been reeling under a shortage since the advent of the pandemic. It has been aggravated due to several other factors like the drought in Taiwan, the limited number of players in the market constraining the production capacity and the very nature of the semiconductor market structure. The monumental surge in demand for electronics, as the economy transitioned from brick and mortar office spaces and classrooms to virtual offices and classrooms only added to the economic disarray in the semiconductor industry.

Why there is a chip shortage in automotive industry and why is it relatively more pronounced is a pertinent question making the rounds. It is because chip foundries and semiconductor manufacturers; optimize their production on more refined chips that are used in electronic devices like Smartphone’s and laptops. Meanwhile, the auto-industry uses relatively cheaper chips employed in automobile micro controlling units (MCU's).

The effect of global chip shortage on the automotive industry

The effect of chip shortage is expected to last till the year 2023, based on revised estimates. Earlier, it was estimated that chip shortage and its effects would tide over in the year 2021, but it has not happened. Market forecasts suggest that the effect of chip shortage would amount to $210 billion in the auto industry alone.

The chip shortage in automotive industry is said to impact, auto industry adversely. The effect of chip shortage is to translate into 6.3 – 7.1million fewer automobiles in the market based on the latest market forecast by leading market research reports.

The demand for automobiles has been surging, across the globe in tandem with the recovery of the pandemic. This has put the automobile manufacturers in a tight spot and the business outlook looks worrisome for the manufacturers. The ongoing chip shortage has made the automobile market fraught with challenges, opined a market expert.

Automobile manufacturers across the globe have anticipated huge earnings cut due to chip shortages in the automotive industry and adopted drastic measures to cope up with the situation. They include leading automobile manufacturers like Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen. However, the effect of it has been mostly, if not partly offset by resilient consumer demand and higher profit margins from a record high vehicle prices. 

Some methods adopted by car manufacturers are, first Nissan, the Japanese automobile manufacturer, is reportedly leaving navigation systems out of thousands of its cars and pricing it at a relatively more competitive price. Secondly, Arkana SUV by Renault has halted digital display in the car placed behind the steering wheel. Stellantis has made the digital rearview mirror a high-end upgrade as opposed to the earlier norm.

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