THE GERMAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

DIE DEUTSCHE AUTOMOBILINDUSTRIE IM INTERNATIONALEN WETTBEWERB

THE VERY POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GERMAN AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR WAS CONSIDERABLY ASSISTED BY AN EARLY LIBERALIZATION WHICH ESPECIALLY PROMOTED COMPETITION IN QUALITY ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS. DIFFICULTIES ARE PRODUCED BY ARTIFICIAL COST DISTORTIONS RESULTING FROM STATE INTERFERENCE OR PROHIBITIVE TAXES AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR THE IMPORT OF VEHICLES. THE PRONOUNCED RISE IN LABOUR COSTS IN GERMAN INDUSTRY IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN. THIS, ALONG WITH THE REVALUATION OF THE EXTERNAL VALUE OF THE MARK, LEADS TO DIFFICULTIES FOR EXPORTING. FOR THE FORECASTING OF FUTURE EXPORT POSSIBILITIES, ESPECIALLY THE USA AND JAPAN REPRESENT A DECISIVE FACTOR. HERE THE IMPORT POLICY OF THE USA AND THE EXPORT STRATEGY OF JAPANESE INDUSTRY DESERVE PARTICULAR ATTENTION. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMON EUROPEAN MARKET HAS RESULTED IN CONSIDERABLE ADVANTAGES ESPECIALLY FOR THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRIES OF THOSE COUNTRIES INVOLVED. ARTIFICIAL COST INCREASES RESULT MAINLY FROM THE MULTIPLICITY OF ACCEPTANCE REGULATIONS WHICH EXIST IN THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES IN ADDITION TO EEC AND GERMAN STANDARDS.

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 205-11
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01301039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 8:06AM