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Moscow Renault factory is suspending production

Vedomosti – Moscow based Renault Russia car factory has decided to suspend the production due to falling demand, between 16 February – 6 March. 194,531 Renault automobiles have been sold

Market

PricewaterhouseCoopers: “Russian automobile market will shrink by 25-35% in 2015”

AutoBusiness Review – According to the prediction announced by PricewaterhouseCooper, the Russian automobile market will shrink between 25-35% in 2015, excluding light commercial vehicles. The automobile sales figure will be

Market

Russian vehicle market has shrunk by 24.4% in January

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Association of European Businesses (AEB) data, 115,390 new automobiles and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in 2015. Thereby, the market has shrunk by 24.4%

Commercial vehicles OEMs

Volvo Trucks is discontinuing production at Kaluga factory

Autostat – Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has decided to discontinue production at its Kaluga factory, as of 11 February. No information has been given, as to when the operations

Commercial vehicles Market

According to KAMAZ, Russian truck market will hit the bottom in 2015

RBK – The head of KAMAZ Strategic Development Department: Igor Savelyev predicts that the 14-40 tonnes truck market will hit the bottom in 2015 and recover to an average growth

Import Export

Mazda is changing the import procedure to Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Kommersant, the foreign automobile companies operating in Russia are changing their sales mechanisms. Mazda has become the pioneer, by deciding to supply the models for imports

OEMs

Foreign car manufacturers are worried about the current state of the Russian market

Za Rulyom – Ford finance director Bob Shanks, interviewed by the German financial paper Handelsblatt, has stated that the problems arising from the devaluation of the rouble and the weakness

OEMs

Toyota St. Petersburg factory has increased production by 2.6% in 2014

Autostat – St. Petersburg Toyota factory has manufactured 36,612 Toyota Camry in 2014 (+2.6%). As one may remember, the plant started the production of the seventh generation of Camry in

Government

Russia has banned the public procurement of imported heavy machinery

Finmarket – Russian government has approved the bylaw, prohibiting the public procurement of imported heavy machinery. The regulation covers the construction machinery used in areas such as; mining sites etc.

OEMs

Production shrank by 8% in St. Petersburg car factories in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured 361,400 automobiles in 2014 (-8%). The December production figure is 31,600 (-8%). 66% of