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MAN has suspended production for two months in its St. Petersburg factory

Prime – MAN Trucks and Bus Production Rus has suspended truck production in St. Petersburg plant due to falling demand, as of 1 March. The operations will resume on 12

OEMs

Americans are at the helm of Ford Sollers

RusAutoNews.Com – Ford Motor Company has taken the control of the Ford Sollers partnership, following the signature of an agreement between the parties on 31 March. According to company documents, although

Market

Russian car market has shrunk by 42.5% in March

RusAutoNews.Com – According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB) data, 139,850 new cars and light commercial vehicles have been sold in Russia in March. Thereby, the sales have shrunk by

OEMs

Mitsubishi will have increased the localisation rate to 30% by the end of the year

Vedomosti – MMS Rus chairman Naoya Takai has told Vedomosti newspaper that Mitsubishi will increase the localisation rate of the automobiles manufactured in Russia to 30% until the end of

Import Export

Automobile imports fell by 45% in Russia in January-February

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Federal Customs Service (FTS) data, Russia’s new automobile imports have declined by 45% year-on-year, by the end of the first two months of the year. 56,000 vehicles

Service

Russian car service market is worth 1.5 trillion rubles

Autostat – According to Autostat data, the volume of car services has reached 568 billion rubles in the country in 2014. The analysts calculate the volume of components market as

Import Export

Russia plans to cancel out the tariffs on vehicles imported from Serbia

RBK – According to Kommersant newspaper, the officials from the Russian ministry of economy have stated that the government is ready to allow customs free imports of FIAT automobiles manufactured

Government Suppliers

Russian government may increase tariffs on car components

Izvestiya – Russian ministry of industry and commerce has proposed a series of measures against foreign products, within the frame of the import substitution programme. As assessed by the ministry,

OEMs

Ford Vsevolozhsk factory has started the production of new Mondeo

Zr.ru – Ford Vsevolozhsk factory has announced that the production of the new Mondeo model will start officially on 9 April. In fact, the production of the model started in

Government

The Russian government will subsidise KAMAZ and AVTOVAZ in order to protect employment

TASS – The Russian government has allocated 1.87 billion rubles for employment protection in Tatarstan, Altai Krai, Samara and Tver regions in 2015. The aforementioned amount will prevent 35,000 people