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Car production in Russia has declined by 25.7% in January

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Rosstat, 85,100 automobiles have been manufactured in the country in January (-25.7%). 20,000 of this production belong to the leader of Russian automotive:

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Nissan St. Petersburg is getting ready to cut production

TASS. – Nissan Russia representative Roman Skolski has announced that St. Petersburg Nissan factory will reduce production, as of February. Skolski has said the following: “Car production is on the

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Volkswagen Kaluga engine factory has started test production

Za Rulyom – VW Group has started test production at its Kaluga factory, which is expected to commence operations this year. Climate and road tests will be applied on the

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Moscow Renault factory is suspending production

Vedomosti – Moscow based Renault Russia car factory has decided to suspend the production due to falling demand, between 16 February – 6 March. 194,531 Renault automobiles have been sold

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Volvo Trucks is discontinuing production at Kaluga factory

Autostat – Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks has decided to discontinue production at its Kaluga factory, as of 11 February. No information has been given, as to when the operations

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Foreign car manufacturers are worried about the current state of the Russian market

Za Rulyom – Ford finance director Bob Shanks, interviewed by the German financial paper Handelsblatt, has stated that the problems arising from the devaluation of the rouble and the weakness

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Toyota St. Petersburg factory has increased production by 2.6% in 2014

Autostat – St. Petersburg Toyota factory has manufactured 36,612 Toyota Camry in 2014 (+2.6%). As one may remember, the plant started the production of the seventh generation of Camry in

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Production shrank by 8% in St. Petersburg car factories in 2014

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured 361,400 automobiles in 2014 (-8%). The December production figure is 31,600 (-8%). 66% of

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Lifan will start the construction of Lipetsk car factory in Spring 2015

Autostat – Chinese manufacturer Lifan will start the construction of the automobile factory it’s preparing to establish in Lipetsk region in Spring 2015. Approximately $300 million will be invested in

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St. Petersburg GM has suspended production for two months

Kommersant – St. Petersburg GM factory has decided to suspend production for two months, due to stagnant demand. According to the dealers and experts, however, GM suffers from a relatively