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The share of Chinese brands in Russia has remained below 3.5% in 2014

ABReview – Chinese brands had 3.3% share of the Russian market in 2014. This ratio was 3.8% in 2013. Nine Chinese brands are being sold in the Russian market. The

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The sales of Ford Sollers have shrunk by 40% in 2014

Autostat – Ford Sollers has sold over 65,000 Ford brand vehicles in Russia in 2014 (-40%). The highest monthly sales figure has been recorded in December, with 9159 vehicles. The

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Russian new car and LCV market has shrunk by 10% in 2014

A1Perform – According to Association of European Businesses (AEB) data, 2,491,404 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in 2014. This is equivalent to a 10.3% decline,

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AVTOVAZ will increase prices by 9%

Kommersant – Russian car manufacturer AVTOVAZ has announced price rises of average 9% as of 15.01.2015. The lowest increase rate will be at Lada Granta, with 5.4-5.8%. The company chairman

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Russia has switched to Euro-4 class vehicle fuels

RBK – Russia has switched to Euro-4 class vehicle fuels as of 1 January 2015. In other words, Euro-3 class petrol and diesel fuels will not be used in vehicles

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According to Russian dealers, the automobile market will recover in 2016-2017

Autostat – According to the survey conducted amongst the members of the Russian Auto Dealers Association (ROAD), the dealers are of the opinion that following the shrinkage in automobile demand

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Car sales have risen by 1% in St. Petersburg in November

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 170,567 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in St. Petersburg within the January-November period (-8%). November sales figure is 17,805 (+1%).

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The collapse of rouble continues to unsettle the Russian automobile market

RusAutoNews.Com – Renault-Nissan partnership has announced that they have stopped taking orders on several models. As one may remember, Nissan had increased Russia prices by 2-3% in the beginning of

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Russian automobile imports may shrink by 50% in 2015

Vedomosti – Avtostat executive director Sergei Udalov and VTB Kapital analyst Vladimir Bespalov have told Vedomosti that the automobile imports of Russia may reduce to half in 2015 year-on-year, due

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Foreign brand car sales have stopped in Russia

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Kommersant, several major dealers in Russia have stopped the sales of foreign brand vehicles, due to the collapse of the rouble. One of the dealers speaking to