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GM will lay off 500 workers from its St. Petersburg factory

RusAutoNews.Com – The representative of St. Petersburg GM factory has announced that the number of shifts will be reduced to one, as of October. In addition, the production will be

OEMs

Car production in Russia has declined by 38.3% in August

RBK – According to Rosstat data, Russian car production has gone down by 38.3% in August, in comparison with the previous year. The shrinkage rate for the first eight months of

Government Suppliers

Eurasian Economic Commission has launched an antidumping investigation on bus and truck tyres imported from China

Vedomosti – The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) has announced that an antidumping investigation has started on Chinese origin bus, truck, trolleybus and trailer tyres. The investigation has started following the

OEMs

Car manufacturers are initiating their own utilisation programmes

Vedomosti – The automobile utilisation programme, the commencing date of which was announced as 01 September by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has not yet come into force,

Market

Russian car and LCV market has shrunk by 25.8% in August

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by the Association of European Businesses (AEB), 172,015 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in August. This figure is 25.8%

OEMs

Volkswagen Kaluga factory has suspended production

Reuters – German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced suspension to production at Kaluga factory. The economic situation in the country has been shown as the reason behind the decision. VW

Suppliers

GMD Plastic Systems is establishing a factory in Klin

AutoBusiness Review – French automobile supply industry company GMD is getting ready to establish a factory in Klin, Moscow Region. As announced by the city administration, the factory will be

Import Export

Russian automobile imports have fallen by 16.4% during the July-August period

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russian Federal Customs House data, the automobile imports to the country have fallen by 16.4% in January-July period, in comparison with the same period of the previous

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AVTOVAZ will lay off 2200 directors, specialists and workers until the end of the year

Interfaks. – AVTOVAZ will lay off approximately 2200 directors, specialists and workers as of 23 September, within the frame of a plan. The representative of AVTOVAZ trade union has stated

Import Export Suppliers

Russia may remove the ban on the parallel imports of car components

RBK – As stated by the official newspaper of Russian state: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Federal Competition Authority (FAS) has the intention to permit the parallel imports of car components. However,