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Nissan St. Petersburg plant discontinues the production of Teana sedan

Autostat – Nissan has decided to end Teana sedan production at its St. Petersburg plant, due to the shrinkage in the D-segment of the Russian automobile market, excluding the premium

OEMs

Ford Sollers factories will suspend operations for two months

Vedomosti. – Vsevolozhsk plant, where Ford Sollers partnership manufactures Mondeo and Focus, will stop production between 18 November – 15 January. The company has also announced plans to part company

Market

September has become the best month in 2015 for St. Petersburg automobile market

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 90,829 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Peterburg within the first nine months of 2015 (-34%). The September sales figure,

Aftermarket

Car battery imports are down by 50% in Russia

Autostat – According to Autostat data, Russia has imported 1.354 million car batteries within the January-September period of 2015 (-50%). This figure is equivalent to 13% of the 10.7 million

Market

AEB: “1.5-1.6 million automobiles will be sold in Russia in 2016, according to the best-case scenario”

Vedomosti. – Joerg Schreiber, the president of the Association of European Businesses (AEB) Car Manufacturers Committee, has stated that 1.5-1.6 million automobiles will be sold in the country in 2016

Suppliers

Fujikura has established a car cable factory in Chuvashia

Autostat – Japanese automotive supply industry company Fujikura Automotive Europe has opened the cable plant it established in Cheboksary, Chuvashia Republic. The agreement concerning the establishment of the factory had

Market

Russian car imports down by 58% in 8 months

Autostat – According to data published by the Russian Federal Customs House (FTS), car imports to the country have gone down by 58% year-on-year during the January-August 2015 period, with

OEMs

Car production down by 24.5% in Russia within January-September

Interfax – According to Russian Federal Statistics Service (Rosstat) data, 956,000 automobiles have been manufactured in Russia within the January-September period (-24.5%). Truck and bus production figures for the same

Suppliers

A number of foreign supply industry companies have lost their right to import customs-free components in Russia

Zr.ru – A series of automotive supply industry companies making production in Russia have lost the inducements brought by the Enactment no: 566, due to failure to fulfil the obligations

Aftermarket

Fake spare parts problem faced by Russian automobile companies

Zr.ru – Automotive companies operating in Russia suffer great losses due to fake spare parts. BMW, being one of the companies, has started to warn its clients against the damages