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Chinese automobile exports to Russia have declined by 31% in 2014

Izvestiya – According to data published by the Chinese Automobile Manufacturers Association (SAAM), Chinese brands have exported 62,000 automobiles to the Russian market in 2014 (-31%). The sales figures of

Market

Autostat: “Russian automobile market may shrink by 55% in 2015”

Vedomosti – The Autostat representative, who spoke at the “Russian Automobile Market: Results and Predictions 2015” conference, predicts the annual automobile sales figure for 2015 -excluding the light commercial vehicles-

OEMs

AVTOVAZ will start new engine production in March

Zr.ru – AVTOVAZ plans to start the production of Renault-Nissan alliance’s new H4 engine family and gearboxes in March. The engines will be used in Renault-Nissan models manufactured in Russia,

Commercial vehicles OEMs

Mercedes-Benz Vostok and Fuso KAMAZ Trucks Rus are merging

Zr.ru – European Commission’s competition authority has approved the agreement between KAMAZ and and Daimler AG, proposing the merger of Mercedes-Benz Vostok and Fuso KAMAZ Trucks Rus. The parties had

OEMs

PSMA will stop production between 23 February – 9 March

Zr.ru – Kaluga based PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mitsubishi (PSMA) car factory will stop production between 23 February – 9 March. The factory has stated technical maintenance and equipment installation

OEMs

St. Petersburg car factories have shrunk in record numbers in January

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, St. Petersburg based Toyota, GM, Nissan and Hyundai factories have manufactured 19,300 automobiles in January. Thereby, the total production of the four factories has

OEMs

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:

OEMs

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

Park

Russian automobile park has reached 40.9 million vehicles

Autostat – As assessed by Autostat statistical agency, the magnitude of Russian automobile park has reached 40.9 million vehicles, as of the beginning of 2015 (+3.8%). 70% of the park

Aftermarket

Second hand auto discount rates according to brands

Autostat – According to a survey conducted by the statistics agency Autostat and the advertisement portal Avito at the end of 2014, Russian car owners are prepared to make an