Autostat. – According to Rosstat data, 702,000 automobiles have rolled off Russian production lines within the first eight months of 2016, which is equivalent to a 13.1% year-on-year decline. In the meantime, 91,000 automobiles have been manufactured in August, indicating a 41.6% rise, in comparison with the same period of the previous year.
As published by Autostat previously, Russian Hyundai plant has started the production of the new Hyundai Creta model last month and Toyota factory the RAV4 crossover. In addition, the 10,000th Ford EcoSport crossover has rolled off the production line at Naberezhnye Chelny Ford Sollers plant, since the start of the production of the model in December 2014. The Russian plants of Renault and Toyota have stopped their production lines during the summer holidays and AVTOVAZ has returned to 5-days-a-week operating regime at the end of the corporate holidays, putting an end to the 4-day regime carried out since February.
Truck production has amounted to 80,000 units within the January-August period, which indicates a 6.3% year-on-year rise. 9600 trucks have rolled off Russian production lines last month, a figure equivalent to a 7.2% year-on-year growth. KAMAZ has manufactured more than 1200 trucks last month, following the two weeks suspension of production during company holidays in August. Avtotor has started the assembly of Hyundai HD light trucks, on the other hand.
Bus production has risen by 4.5% in Russia to 23,400 units by the end of the first eight months of 2016. Bus factories have manufactured approximately 4300 vehicles in August (+36.5%).