The automotive industry in sub-Saharan Africa is growing rapidly, albeit from a low base. Besides South Africa, production of motor vehicles is nearly non-existent, and demand is being met by imports. Vehicle imports amounted to 1.5 million vehicles in 2013 and have grown at 14% per annum since 2003. Africa as a whole accounted for less than 1% of global vehicle production (831,000) units in 2014.
EAC Partner States have, under the EAC Industrialisation Policy,recognized motor vehicle assembly as one of the industries that holds significant potential for the region’s industrialization efforts.
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