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Car components are the third best-sold product item online in Russia

Rossiyskaya gazeta – According to the Association of Russian e-Trade Companies (AKIT) survey, car components have become the third best-sold product item online in the country in 2013. Electronic goods

Government

Mercedes-Benz and FIAT Chrysler may lose their rights to participate in government procurement tenders

Gazeta.ru – Mercedes-Benz and FIAT Chrysler may lose their rights to participate in procurement tenders, organised by the Russian government. According to a new decree prepared by the government, however not

Commercial vehicles Market

Russian LCV market has shrunk by 15% in May

Avtostat – The sales of new light commercial vehicles have shrunk by 15% in Russia in May, with 10,250 vehicles. Thereby, the number of LCVs sold within the first five

OEMs Passenger cars

Nissan Russia factory has discontinued Infiniti production

RBK – St. Petersburg Nissan factory has discontinued the production of Infiniti model automobiles. From now on, the model will be replaced by Pathfinder. The expiration of the agreement signed between

Market

Russian vehicle market has shrunk by 12% in May

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Association of European Business (AEB) data, the Russian new automobile and light commercial vehicle market has shrunk by 12% in May, with 201,487 vehicles. Thereby, the number

Import Export

Automobile imports have gone down by 15.3% in Russia during the first four months

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by the Russian Federal Customs House, the automobile imports into the country have gone down by 15.3% by the end of January-April period, with 251,800

Suppliers

Continental has opened its engine components factory

Avtostat – Continental has opened the engine components factory it has constructed in Kaluga. The facility, which was established with an investment of €24 million, right next to factories such

OEMs

Nissan has started the test production of Pathfinder in its St. Petersburg factory

Itar-Tass – According to Itar-Tass, St. Petersburg Nissan factory has started the test production of Pathfinder model automobiles. The annual holidays are taken between 30 June and 13 July in Nissan.

OEMs

AVTOVAZ is getting ready for new layoffs

Vedomosti – According to Vedomosti newspaper, Russia’s biggest car manufacturer: AvtoVAZ is getting ready for new layoffs, due to the negative trend in the market. The newspaper has reported that

Government

Alexei Rakhmanov has left the automotive scene

Kommersant – As reported by Kommersant, one of the leading figures in Russian automotive: Alexei Rakhmanov will not be taking part in the automobile industry anymore. The Vice Minister in charge