Roller Coaster of a Pan-African Automotive Market

- Inside Auto Industry Diplomacy

February 2024. There are many attempts to create wellbeing and promote industrialisation ion Africa. Hardly countries stabilise and facilitate trade with neighbours, their integration is breaking up while vehicle manufacturers need investment certainty and a transborder ecosystem. Dave Coffey, CEO of AAAM, the Association of African Automotive Manufacturers provides an insider’s account of what has been achieved in auto-industry diplomacy and advancing a Pan-African market so far. Can indigenous carmakers benefit? Will development of free trade zones wither away?

Includes data on current vehicle production volumes of selected countries, African carmakers, and an overview on who really has a say in investments or continental market developments.

Reading time: 34 min

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