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In Russia the capacity of car service market has reached 517 billion rubles

Autostat – The capacity of the service market for passenger cars in Russia has been calculated for 2015, as a result of a marketing survey conducted by Autostat analytical agency.

OEMs

Volkswagen has produced one million cars in Kaluga

RusAutoNews.Com – Volkswagen Group Rus set a new record: the 1 000 000th car was produced at the Kaluga plant. Anniversary model is Volkswagen Polo Allstar equipped with the new

Government OEMs

Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce expects to sign 10 new federal investment contracts

RusAutoNews.Com – About 10 special federal investment contracts, for projects with investment values amounting up to 250 billion rubles, will be signed in the next 3-5 months, as told by

OEMs

10,600 automobiles have been manufactured in St. Petersburg in January

Vedomosti – St. Petersburg Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota plants have manufactured 10,600 automobiles in January 2016, which is equivalent to a 46% year-on-year decline, as stated by Auto-Dealer-SPb. Hyundai has

Industry Suppliers

Bridgestone Russia will establish a factory in Ulyanovsk Region in May

TASS – Bridgestone Russia is opening its first factory in Russia and CIS in Ulyanovsk region in May. The relevant statement has been made by the governor of Ulyanovsk region:

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The average passenger car age in Russia is 12.5

Autostat – According to Autostat data, the average age for passenger cars in Russia in 12.5 years. The average age is a little bit lower in foreign brand vehicles –

OEMs

48,800 automobiles have been manufactured in Russia in January, despite the new year holidays

Autostat – According to Rosstat data, 48,400 automobiles have rolled off Russian production lines in January, which is equivalent to a 40.4% year-on-year decline. It should be noted that many

Market

PwC expects 1.1 – 1.2 million new vehicle sales in Russia in 2016

Vedomosti – PricewatershouseCoopers (PwC) predicts a decline in the Russian automotive market in 2016, to 1.1 million vehicles in the baseline scenario or to 1.2 million, more optimistically (based on

Market OEMs

Avtovaz and Kamaz have doubled their exports to non-CIS countries

Kommersant – According to the sources of Kommersant newspaper, AVTOVAZ has almost doubled its supply to non-CIS countries, to 7700 vehicles. On the other hand, exports to CIS countries have

Suppliers

Brano Group has started the production of automotive components in Nizhny-Novgorod Region

RusAutoNews.Com – Czech Brano Group has established a facility, for the purpose of automotive component production in Kstovo, Nizhny Novgorod region. The “Branorus” company operates on the premises, formerly owned