INSEE-DREETS study – An automotive sector already undergoing major changes at the dawn of the health crisis
An automotive industry already in the throes of change at the dawn of the health crisis
Discover, below, the press release related to the study “an automotive industry already in full mutation at the dawn of the health crisis” carried out by Insee and the DREETS of Bourgogne-Franche-Comte.
Role of the AER BFC
The Regional Economic Agency of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté has actively participated in this partnership work, through its expertise of the companies and the ecosystem of the automotive sector in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region.
At the end of 2018, the automotive sector in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté employed 44,700 people, excluding temporary workers, i.e. 4.9% of regional employment. It is mainly located in the north-east of the region around the historic Peugeot plant. Despite this geographical concentration, the sector is present over a large part of the region with establishments that may have
Despite this geographical concentration, the sector is present in a large part of the region with establishments that can have a significant weight in the local economy.
Between 2015 and 2018, the quasi-stability of employment in the sector (-0.5%) was accompanied by a change in the sector. The sharp fall in employment among car manufacturers is offset by an increase in other sectors of the industry, such as equipment manufacturers.
Beyond the cyclical halt in production in 2020, the health crisis marks a shift towards electric vehicles, timidly begun in 2017 after the “dieselgate” scandal.
Discover all the data of the study on Decidata.org