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Car manufacturers are initiating their own utilisation programmes

Vedomosti – The automobile utilisation programme, the commencing date of which was announced as 01 September by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has not yet come into force,

Market

Russian car and LCV market has shrunk by 25.8% in August

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by the Association of European Businesses (AEB), 172,015 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in August. This figure is 25.8%

OEMs

Volkswagen Kaluga factory has suspended production

Reuters – German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced suspension to production at Kaluga factory. The economic situation in the country has been shown as the reason behind the decision. VW

Suppliers

GMD Plastic Systems is establishing a factory in Klin

AutoBusiness Review – French automobile supply industry company GMD is getting ready to establish a factory in Klin, Moscow Region. As announced by the city administration, the factory will be

Import Export

Russian automobile imports have fallen by 16.4% during the July-August period

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Russian Federal Customs House data, the automobile imports to the country have fallen by 16.4% in January-July period, in comparison with the same period of the previous

OEMs

AVTOVAZ will lay off 2200 directors, specialists and workers until the end of the year

Interfaks. – AVTOVAZ will lay off approximately 2200 directors, specialists and workers as of 23 September, within the frame of a plan. The representative of AVTOVAZ trade union has stated

Import Export Suppliers

Russia may remove the ban on the parallel imports of car components

RBK – As stated by the official newspaper of Russian state: Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the Federal Competition Authority (FAS) has the intention to permit the parallel imports of car components. However,

OEMs

Car seats will be manufactured for KIA models in Kaliningrad

Avtostat – The establishment of car manufacturer Avtotor’s Kaliningrad factory, where car seats will be manufactured for KIA automobiles within the frame of the supply industry development programme, is about to

OEMs

KAMAZ, GAZ and Ford Sollers have made losses during the first half of the year

Vedomosti – The declining automobile sales in Russia cause losses for manufacturers. However, the manufacturers hope to compensate the losses with the help of the renewal programme. The net profit of

Commercial vehicles Import Export

Russia has reduced the tariffs implemented on the imports of used commercial vehicles

Finmarket – Russia has reduced the tariffs implemented on second hand truck and bus imports in several categories as of 01 September. The decision complies with the gradual tariff reduction