23,100 automobiles have been manufactured in St. Petersburg in May

23,100 automobiles have been manufactured in St. Petersburg in May

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota factories, established in St. Petersburg, have manufactured a total number of 102,900 passenger cars within the January-May period of 2016. The figure indicates an 18% year-on-year decline. The production made by the car manufacturers of the city has amounted to 23,100 vehicles in May, which is equivalent to a 7% shrinkage, in comparison with the same period of the previous year.

The suspension of Toyota factory between the May holidays and the small amount of production made by GM last year have contributed to the negative dynamics of last month’s figures – state the analysts from Auto-Dealer-SPb. “We may see a more serious rate of shrinkage in June, due to the relatively high base of last year, when approximately 28,000 vehicles were manufactured. One needs to wait till August-September for a return to positive results”.

In addition to suspension between May holidays, Toyota plant has reduced the working scheme to a single shift, increasing the speed of the production line by more than a double.

Despite the shrinkage in production, the share of St. Petersburg in the country’s automobile production continued to rise, reaching 23.7% in January-May (23.1% by the end of the first four months).

Seven models have been manufactured in St. Petersburg plants in May: Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Solaris and KIA Rio.