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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

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Avtovaz will lay off 1100 experts and directors

Vedomosti. – Avtovaz has informed the trade union about the layoff of 1100 experts and directors on 14.01.2015. In Russia, the employers have the obligation to give notice for layoffs

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Dongfeng automobiles will be manufactured in Tatarstan

Autostat – Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Experts Council has approved the business plan presented by the SEZ resident: Alabuga Motors. The business plan of Alabuga Motors proposes the assembly

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Automobile production has shrunk by 9.7% in Russia in 2014

Autostat – According to Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat data, 1.7 million automobiles have been manufactured in Russia in 2014 (-9.7%). The leader of Russian automotive: AVTOVAZ has manufactured 575,100

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Renault-Nissan aims to speed up localisation in Russia

TASS – Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has stated that due to the devaluation of the rouble, the company intends to speed up localisation in Russia and halt the projects of