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Car production has shrunk by 27% in Russia in June

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat, 679,000 automobiles have been manufactured in the country within the first six months of 2015 (-24.4%). June

Market

Russian car and LCV market has shrunk by 29.7% in June

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Association of European Businesses (AEB) data, 140,161 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in June (-29.7%). Thereby, the number of vehicles sold

OEMs

Production has fallen by 6.3% at Hyundai St. Petersburg factory by the end of the first six months

Vedomosti – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus factory, established in St. Petersburg, has manufactured 110,200 automobiles within the January-June period (-6.3%). The factory had manufactured 117,550 automobiles, within the same period

OEMs

Ford Sollers Vsevolozhsk factory has started the production of the new Focus

RusAutoNews.Com – Vsevolozhsk based Ford Sollers factory has started the serial production of the new Focus model today. The press office of the company has stated that 1.5 lt engines

Suppliers

Gfk: “Russian tyre market may shrink by 20% in 2015”

RusAutoNews.Com – The survey, conducted by the marketing company GfK, predicts a 20% shrinkage for Russian tyre market in 2015. The aforementioned survey reminds that the market shrinkage had started

Government

The period of the utilisation programme has been extended till the year-end in Russia

Kommersant – Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev has signed the bylaw, proposing the allocation of an additional resource of 5 billion rubles, in order to finance part of production expenses

Suppliers

Bosch has opened an ABS and ESP systems factory in Samara

Autostat – Bosch has started manufacturing automobile systems at its new plant in Samara region, on 2 July. The total investment, to be made in the new factory until the

OEMs

Lifan will start the construction of a car factory in Lipetsk region in July

Vedomosti – Chinese car manufacturer Lifan will start the construction of the factory it’s planning to establish within the territory of the Lipetsk Special Economic Zone (SEZ), on 16 July.