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Public corporations will be banned from purchasing imported automobiles

Kommersant – According to Kommersant newspaper, the Russian government is preparing a law, completely prohibiting public corporations from purchasing imported automobiles, heavy machinery and metallurgical products. However, the prohibition has an

Aftermarket Suppliers

Schaeffler starts manufacturing in Ulyanovsk

Taper.com  – The global technology company Schaeffler inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Russia. The Schaeffler Group will deliver high-quality products to domestic and overseas automobile manufacturers and the railway

OEMs

Possibility of strike in Russian car factories

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Izvestiya newspaper, workers from several car factories across Russia are getting ready to go on strike.

Government Market

50,000 automobiles have been sold within the frame of the utilisation programme

RBK – According to the statement made by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce, 50,000 automobiles have been sold within the frame of the utilisation programme, which came into force

Import Export

Serbia may export FIAT automobiles to Russia customs-free

Finmarket – Russian president Vladimir Putin has promised to consider customs-free exports of FIAT automobiles manufactured in Serbia to Russia, during his meeting with the Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic.

OEMs

Chinese Dongfeng will manufacture buses in Saratov Region

Avtostat – An agreement proposing the establishment of a Russian-Chinese partnership, in order to manufacture buses in the city of Krasnoarmeysk within the boundaries of Saratov Region, has been signed between

OEMs

Russian truck production has shrunk by 27.6% in September

RusAutoNews.Com – According to data published by Russian Federal Institute of Statistics: Rosstat, 113,000 trucks have been manufactured in the country, within the January-September period (-21.5%). The September truck production

OEMs

Russian car production has declined by 18.1% in September

RusAutoNews.Com – Russian Federal Institute of Statistics Rosstat has announced that 1.3 million automobiles have been manufactured in the country, within the first nine months of the year (-6.2%). The

OEMs

Lifan has chosen Lipetsk Region for car factory

NAPI – An agreement, proposing the establishment of a car plant in the region, has been signed between Lifan and the Governorship of Lipetsk. All Lifan models will be manufactured