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Mazda and Subaru in the Age of Rising Protectionism

Two-Speed America for Subaru and Mazda

"President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord is bad (if unsurprising) news for all of Japan's automakers. There are two that face an outsized impact -- Mazda Motor Corp. and Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru."

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It doesn't sound good for Mazda. 1/3 of their cars are sold in the US. They made 4.5%. Now a 2.5% levy will reduce the margin to 2.0%. That's a small amount to make while taking a big risk. Either Mazda raises their prices (which will reduce the number of cars sold), cut costs (probably low already), moves production to the US (unlikely due to cost), or only sell vehicles with higher margins.

I'd bet that the Mazda3 is their lowest margin vehicle sold in the US due to it being the lowest priced, most popular, and in the most competitive segment.

My guess is the 3 will have a price increase. Parts will cost more. And the value of used 3's will increase slightly due to stable demand and reduced supply.

I like our president's idea of reduced regulations but a protectionist foreign trade policy doesn't bode well.
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