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2.76 million new automobiles have been registered in Russia in 2012

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Autostat data, 2,760,327 new automobiles have been registered in Russia by the end of 2012 (+10.2%). LCVs are not included in this figure. The number of automobiles

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OEMs are not anticipating growth in Russian market this year

Vedomosti – Local and foreign car manufacturers operating in Russia have spoken cautiously about their evaluations on the Russian market for the year 2013. The Foreign Affairs Director of AutoVAZ Igor

Commercial vehicles Industry OEMs

KAMAZ production has increased by 6% in 2012

RusAutoNews.Com – KAMAZ production has increased by 6% in 2012. KAMAZ has manufactured 51,355 trucks in 2012. Thereby, compared to the year 2011, the annual production has increased by 6%. The

Market OEMs

AvtoVAZ sales declined by 7% in 2012

RusAutoNews.Com – According to the year-end figures, AvtoVAZ sales in Russia has declined by 7% in comparison with 2011 (537,625 vehicles). Lada Priora has become the most popular AvtoVAZ model in

Industry OEMs

AVTOVAZ Board has approved the contract of loan signed with NISSAN

Vedomosti – AVTOVAZ Board of Directors has approved the two loan agreements signed with the Russia representative of Nissan Manufacturing Rus. It has been stated in the Board resolution that the

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The growth of Yekaterinburg automobile market has come to a halt

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-Yekaterinburg agency data, 89,101 new automobiles have been sold in Yekaterinburg within the January-November 2012 period (+16%). The number of automobiles sold in November-only is 7703 (+1%).

Commercial vehicles OEMs

KAMAZ and Marcopolo started bus production in Neftekamsk

RusAutoNews.Com – Russian KAMAZ and Brazilian Marcopolo partnership has started manufacturing Bravis model small-class buses in Neftekamsk Car Factory, established in Bashkortostan. The passenger capacity of 8-metres-long Bravis buses is 8

Aftermarket Suppliers

Schaeffler will establish a factory in Ulyanovsk

AutoBusiness Info – German automotive supply industry manufacturer Schaffer AG is getting ready to establish a factory in Ulyanovsk region. The company will manufacture components for clutches and engines and belt

Suppliers

GAZ Group and Bulten are going into partnership

RusAutoNews.Com – GAZ Group and Bulten of Sweden have signed an agreement proposing the establishment of a partnership, which will manufacture fasteners on GAZ infrastructure in Nizhniy Novgorod. This will be

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St. Petersburg automobile market has shrunk for the first time since 2009

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, 186,020 automobiles have been sold in St. Petersburg in January-November 2012 period (+8%). The sales figure for November-only is 16,684 (-5%). Thereby, on monthly basis,