Untroubled by the Policy, but Upset about the Labour Costs

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Taking into account the threats that are pointed out by representatives of automotive production plants in MOTOBAROMETER 2018 report, the investigated countries could be divided into two groups. The first one sees the labour costs as the biggest obstacle in the coming years. In Poland, two out of three respondents are concerned about their increase. It is far more than one year ago (18%). This group includes Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia and Romania, too. The countries from the second group are afraid of the political and economic situation. Among them, Great Britain, Turkey, and Germany can be found. Especially concerned are representatives from Great Britain (75%), which might be caused by the countries decision to leave the European Union. What is interesting, the producers this year the producers are a little bit calmer about the economic and political environment in the country than in the last year (2018: 29%, 2017: 42%).

According to our analyses, in Poland, the greatest potential has a development of the vehicles with the electric and plug-in hybrid drive power. With regard to the new automotive trends, the greatest opportunity for our country is a development of the new production plants of the automotive parts and components, and the greatest thread may turn out to be the decreased orders for the parts and components in the existing production plants. Interestingly, and personally pleases me is a fact that so many as 39% of the automotive producers in Poland has a department responsible for the development of the new technologies, and almost every third plant has already produced parts for the eco-vehicles and autonomous cars – says Paweł Gos, President of the Management Board of Exact Systems .

The greatest development optimists are the representative of the automobile industry from Slovakia, Poland, Turkey and Romania. The most persons in these countries stated that within only 5 coming years they are able to catch up with the technologically and mentally advanced markets, However, while looking at the current condition of the preparations for an implementation of the innovations seems that the Slovaks and, first of all, the Romanians have a too optimistic attitude and may overestimate their development potential.

A moderate optimism in the aforementioned area is visible in Hungary and the Czech Republic, where all surveyed persons mutually ascertained that they need up to 10 years to catch up. This answer was also chosen by 44% of the Russian respondents. In the case of the Hungarians and the Czechs, this forecast seems to be very realistic because these countries have already pursued an innovation path in an intensive manner.

The greatest number of pessimists are in Romania, where one out of three surveyed persons foresees that chasing the advanced markets will take more than 20 years

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