6 S ão Paulo – Production of the truck manufacturers installed in the country seem to have gone unscathed by the effects of the retreat in the export of Brazilian vehicles. On the one hand, we do not produce more on account of the Argentinian crisis, our main local partner in the automotive industry, but on the other hand, we did not produce fewer vehicles in the quarter. Up to March, in the truck segment, 24 thousand 761 units rolled off production lines or 1.3% over the first quarter of last year. This tepid performance, albeit positive, is the result of the offsetting of losses in external sales with gains in domestic demand. According The internal market supports truck production ASSESSMENT FROM ANFAVEA By Bruno de Oliveira Results in the quarter show stability in comparison to the first three months of last year Photo: Publicity